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Patricia DugganCourt Administrator Supreme Court of SDPierre, South Dakota
The Star Award is conferred on an ICM Fellow who demonstrates excellence in the advancement of court administration through leadership and education. Once each year, ICM notifies Fellows of the Institute for Court Management that it is accepting nominations of ICM Fellows to be considered for the Star Award. After a review of the nominations, the Vice President of ICM selects the winner and announces the Star Award winner at a Fellows reception typically held at the annual conference of the National Association for Court Management.
The recipient of the 2011 Star Award is Patricia Duggan from South Dakota. Pat assumed her role as State Court Administrator in 2008 after serving the South Dakota trial courts for eight years, the Minnesota trial courts for five years, and the New Mexico AOC for five years before that. She has consistently demonstrated her passion for continuous learning and education in the court community. Having a B.S. degree in organizational leadership and an M.S. degree in management, she sought to become an ICM Fellow and graduated with the ICM Fellows class of 2004.
In her role as State Court Administrator, she supports a continuing partnership with State Court Administrator Sally Holewa of North Dakota to enable court administrative staff from both states to obtain their Court Manager certification from ICM. Pat's Fellows research paper was on the subject of succession planning, and as a result of that paper, she actively collaborated with the National Association for Court Management (NACM) as chair of the workgroup that authored the Mini Guide on Succession Planning. Pat has been a conference presenter on this issue as well.
As State Court Administrator, she continues to concentrate heavily on leadership, mentoring, training, and staff development on all levels, encouraging court employees to advance their careers in many different ways.
Congratulations to Ms. Duggan, ICM’s winner of the 2011 Star Award.
“Thank you for this award. I've long been a believer of theJohn Maxwell credo: leadership is not learned in a day, it'sdone day by day. I owe this award to the many peopleover the years who have supported my own personal andprofessional development, those who have modeled theway yet let me walk my own path, and those who havelet me share my passion for learning in so many ways.This award represents a continuing responsibility topromote the advancement of the judicial system throughthe people who tend to it every day. I am proud to do so."
Previous Star Award Winners2010 Don Jacobson2009 Bob Zastany2008 Chris Crawford2007 Collins E. Ijoma2006 Pamela Ryder-Lahey2005 D. J. Hanson2004 Sue Dosal and Gordy Griller2003 Donald Cullen2002 Janet G. Cornell2001 Carl Baar and Geoff Gallas2000 Mary M. Brittain1999 Daniel H. Straub