President James W. Abbott presented the award to Brady during a reception with friends and co-workers.
Brady, who lives in Vermillion with his wife Laura, has worked for USD for nine years. In addition to his duties as a computer support specialist, he also works with the Daktronics video board crew for the Coyote games and track meets at the DakotaDome.
Brady was nominated for the honor by Janet Fulk in the Division of Health Sciences, his area of focus on campus. "Kevin is a huge asset. He is always available when there is a problem and does a great job of resolving all the issues that we put forth," said Fulk in her letter of nomination. "He is an excellent representative of the university's strategic plan. He gives a "world class education" to the faculty and staff on their computer issues."
"It's such a great honor to be nominated by the customers you serve. Customer service is such a huge part of my job and it's nice to know that they appreciate what I do for them enough to nominate me for this award. It definitely reaffirms that you are not just doing your job, but making a difference at The U," Brady said.
Brady has spent virtually his whole life in Clay County. He was raised in Wakonda and has called Vermillion home for the past 21 years. He and his wife have three children.