CLEMSON — Julia Lusk, coordinator of academic integrity for the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Clemson University, has received the South Carolina State Employees Association Outstanding State Employee Award.

The award recognizes members of the association for outstanding service to the organization and their communities.

“Julia is always willing to work hard for the benefit of others,” said Gary Gaulin, associate director of university housing and president of the association’s Tiger Chapter. “She has the personality, intelligence and skill sets that make her a great leader, and we appreciate her dedication to making Clemson a better place for employees.”

Lusk attended Clemson, completing her bachelor’s degree in speech and communication in 1997 and earning a master’s in human resource development in 1999. She has worked in the Office of Undergraduate Studies 13 years.

Her first role in undergraduate studies was handling course evaluations. She also coordinated Clemson’s new faculty orientation each August and the Advanced Placement Institutes, where high school teachers learn how to teach advanced-placement courses.

In 2000, she played a pivotal role in instituting Clemson’s new academic integrity policy; she then moved into the role of academic integrity coordinator.

Lusk was president of the Tiger Chapter of the State Employees Association from 2003 to 2012. She also is immediate past president of the Clemson University Staff Senate.

– By Molly Collins