Lisa Muschall is Gold U winner

by Lisa Spellman, UNMC strategic communications | April 06, 2021

Image with caption: Lisa Muschall

Lisa Muschall

Lisa Muschall, director of administration and operations in the UNMC College of Nursing, has a unique expertise in process improvements.

For her outstanding service to UNMC, Muschall will receive the Gold U Award for March. She will be recognized during this month's University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting.

When there is a vacancy in the college, Muschall works with faculty and staff to redistribute work and finds temporary help until the position is filled. She is adept at reevaluating the position to re-envision what is most needed to achieve the college's goals and mission for the benefit of the college and its divisions in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Kearney and Scottsbluff.

"Lisa never relies on easy solutions and simply maintaining the status quo. Instead, she tried to take the time needed to reflect and think about an issue or opportunity so we can use change as an occasion for growth and transformation," said her nominator.

Muschall said she is honored and humbled to be chosen by her colleagues for this award.

"I am privileged to work with an amazingly talented and forward-thinking group of staff and faculty in the College of Nursing," she said. "There is a 'we're all in this together' mindset and a willingness to pitch in and support one another, whatever the circumstance. I may be the one to request help from others, but those who step up to do the work deserve all the credit. I could not do my job effectively without the collaborative work of so many who are dedicated to advancing the missions of the college by serving each other, our students and our community partners," she said.

Muschall also is described as exuding a quiet confidence, and someone who listens carefully to others in a way that engenders trust.

"She shows respect in every encounter," the nominator said.

Muschall's nominators also praised her skills in financial analysis, business planning and human resources. Her concern and compassion, they said, is focused -- first and foremost -- on excellence, safety, quality and caring for nursing's internal and external constituents.

After the death of a colleague this past year, Muschall helped redistribute the work, train those who were picking up new responsibilities and identify someone who could help on a temporary basis. Said her nominator: "This was a monumental responsibility on top of the grief brought about by a colleague's passing."

Colleagues praise Muschall for her support of others and for fostering a culture of growth, learning and leadership development. Said her nominator: "(Lisa) is a uniquely talented individual and a true asset to the College of Nursing and UNMC."


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John G Sharp
April 12, 2021 at 2:08 PM


April 11, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Congratulations Lisa!

Bobbi Hartshorn
April 08, 2021 at 11:52 PM

Congratulations Lisa! You are a true leader! We appreciate you!

Amy Dodson
April 08, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Congratulations Lisa!

Kara Tomlinson
April 07, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Congratulations, Lisa and well deserved!

Esther Collins
April 07, 2021 at 10:33 AM

So happy to see this award go to you Lisa!!! Congrats!

Mary Slowik
April 06, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Congratulations Lisa!

Don Coyne
April 06, 2021 at 3:37 PM

Congratulations Lisa ! Miss seeing you in Internal Medicine .

Tina Johnson-Randle
April 06, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Congratulations Lisa!

Lisa Stillahn
April 06, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Well deserved honor - Congrats Lisa!

Julie Ditter
April 06, 2021 at 1:21 PM

Lisa, Well deserved award and recognition! Congratulations and thank you for all that you do!

Jodi Parrack
April 06, 2021 at 1:13 PM

Congratulations Lisa!

Lori Turner
April 06, 2021 at 11:24 AM

Congratulations, Lisa! So well deserved. Thank you for what you do and what you bring to the College of Nursing!

Beth Norris
April 06, 2021 at 11:12 AM

A well-deserved honor!

Robin Jaeckel
April 06, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Congratulations Lisa

Anne Lawlor
April 06, 2021 at 10:32 AM

Congratulations, Lisa!

Miriam McCann
April 06, 2021 at 10:29 AM

Congratulations, Lisa!

Elizabeth Reed
April 06, 2021 at 10:21 AM

Congratulations. I cant think of anyone more deserving. We miss you!

Tamara Rager
April 06, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Congratulations Lisa! This is a well deserved honor. It is always a pleasure working with you.

Sydney Buckland
April 06, 2021 at 9:35 AM

Congratulations, Lisa! We are so fortunate to have you on our team!!

April 06, 2021 at 9:34 AM

You are fantastic!! So very deserved and a huge congratulations to you!!

April 06, 2021 at 9:02 AM

Congratulations Lisa!

Evelyn Grixby
April 06, 2021 at 8:55 AM

Congratulations Lisa!

Aileen Warren
April 06, 2021 at 8:41 AM

Congratulation Lisa. You are a great partner and co-worker.

Beth Beam
April 06, 2021 at 8:36 AM

Thank you Lisa...we appreciate your good work every day!

Anji Heath
April 06, 2021 at 8:33 AM

Congratulations Lisa!! Well deserved recognition!

Nicole Shonka
April 06, 2021 at 8:26 AM

Lisa, congratulations on this much deserved award! We miss you in Oncology!

Diana Schneider
April 06, 2021 at 8:23 AM

Well deserved! I am fortunate to work for such an amazing leader!

Kristi Brummels
April 06, 2021 at 8:19 AM

I am so grateful for your leadership and your commitment to the College of Nursing. Congratulations!

Sarah Bentley
April 06, 2021 at 8:11 AM

Congratulations Lisa!

Barbara Hoover-Schultz
April 06, 2021 at 8:07 AM

Congratulations Lisa. Well deserved recognition for doing an outstanding job.

Jeff Miller
April 06, 2021 at 7:38 AM

Congratulations Lisa, it is a pleasure to work with you to help fulfill the College of Nursing mission!

Matthew Stelzer
April 06, 2021 at 7:38 AM

Congratulations Lisa! Well deserved!

Barb Wright-Kennedy
April 06, 2021 at 7:28 AM

Congratulations Lisa!

Barb Mattson
April 06, 2021 at 7:21 AM

Congratulations, Lisa!

Kelly Johnson
April 06, 2021 at 7:05 AM

Congratulations, Lisa!

Apar Ganti
April 06, 2021 at 6:49 AM

Congratulations Lisa! This award could not have gone to a more deserving person!!

Lisa Runco
April 06, 2021 at 6:45 AM

Lisa is, and always has been, a truly outstanding leader. Congratulations to her, it is wonderful to see her recognized in this way!