Friday, April 19, 2019

Residence Life assistant director Michelle Vinson named the UIS Employee of the Month for April

Michelle Vinson has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for April. She serves as the assistant director – administration for the Department of Residence Life.

In her role, Vinson is responsible for the daily operations of the Department of Residence Life office. She has oversight of the housing assignment processes for all residential students. In addition, she manages, monitors, and implements the policies and procedures of student housing.

Vinson’s nominator says she always has a smile on her face and is “professional, kind and dependable.”

“Michelle is always available when needed and responds promptly to request,” said her nominator. “Kindness matters and Michelle shows compassion and caring when working with students and other professionals on campus.”

Her supervisor calls her a “vital part of the Residence Life team” adding that she works to personally connect with each member of the Residence Life team and to connect with students to be able to understand their needs.

“Michelle is dedicated and reliable in all she does at UIS,” said her supervisor. “She is able to keep the days positive, focused and productive. She also is an excellent mentor to our new professional staff in the Department of Residence Life.”

Asked about her dependability and productivity on the job, her supervisor says she is “always timely” and “often completes tasks before asked.” She often takes on additional tasks to make sure the needs of the Department of Residence Life are met.

“Michelle is one of the most positive, honest, genuine and transparent UIS community members with whom I get to work,” said her supervisor. “She builds stable, responsible relationships with colleagues and is always student-focused in her daily work.”

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Staff Clerk Jamie Weber named the UIS Employee of the Month for March

Jamie Weber has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for March. She works as a staff clerk for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Weber’s nominator describes her as “one of the hardest working, organized, knowledgeable, customer-driven” employees on campus.

“Her dedication, positive attitude, willingness to help and attention to detail have played an integral role in the success of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean’s office,” said her supervisor.

In her role, Weber helps to manage the multiple departments that make up the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Co-workers say she is a wealth of knowledge and the “go-to person” when it comes to answering questions about the college.

“Jamie is truly unique in her ability to clearly and effectively convey information to both staff and faculty,” said her supervisor. “She is patient and is able to explain, sometimes very complex issues, in a very detailed, clear manner.”

In addition to her strong work ethic and dependability, Weber is “notorious for her positive, enthusiastic attitude,” according to her co-workers.

“Without waiver, she is courteous and respectful to everyone she interacts with and is always smiling and friendly. She never complains and always has our office’s best interest at heart,” added her supervisor.

Weber is also active in volunteering during the State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA), a once-a-year voluntary campaign that allows state and university employees to donate to charities. She has helped to plan SECA events and made items for the bake sale.

“We are very fortunate to have Jamie as part of our team,” said her supervisor. “Not only does the quality of her work exceed my expectations, but she adds so much value to our department in other ways. She is an invaluable asset to our office and is very deserving to be recognized as the Employee of the Month.”