Ouachita Baptist honors Development Office staff member | Colleges and universities

Jana Hardage, donations manager at Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development, has been named the university’s 2021-22 Support Staff of the Year.

Hardage was recognized in March by the university’s staff development committee and Dr. Ben R. Sells, president of Ouachita. She was chosen from a pool of candidates who demonstrated exceptional performance in their job responsibilities; build positive relationships with students, colleagues and members of the public; and to support the mission of the university.

“The Staff Development Committee received several excellent appointments,” said Jason Tolbert, vice president of finance at Ouachita and chair of the committee. “Jana’s appointment underscored how much she has excelled in all of these areas.”

“It’s a great honor to be named among such a deserving group of staff,” Hardage said, “and it’s very encouraging to feel so valued by our peers and those we support.”

Hardage graduated cum laude from Ouachita in 2021, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies through Ouachita Online. She joined the Development Office as an administrative assistant in 2014 and became a donations clerk in 2016.

Sara H. Byrd