Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Jason Gibson named the 2017 UIS Employee of the Year

Jason Gibson, a building service supervisor for Facilities Scheduling Services, has been named the 2017 Employee of the Year at the University of Illinois Springfield. He was honored during a reception on January 24, 2018, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Before announcing the winner, UIS Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Dennis Papini thanked the eleven Employees of the Month who were nominated.

“At the end of this presentation, one person will be recognized and we should all celebrate their example, along with the other members of the university community who enable and support their excellence,” said Papini.

According to his other nominator, Gibson is known for going the extra mile to make sure projects and furniture moves are accomplished on time. The nominator says he “puts a lot of thought into the best method to achieve the maximum results.”

“Jason is not only efficient and timely in his performance, but he is also courteous, helpful and caring towards his fellow employees and UIS students and visitors,” said the nominator.

Gibson’s nominators say he always demonstrates a positive attitude at work and is upbeat and truly cares about his work, even on days when he has large furniture moves, such as commencement or taking surplus furniture downtown to the State of Illinois.

“Jason relates well to his fellow employees and treats everyone equally,” said a nominator. “I have seen him work with the campus community and he is calm and level headed even when things are difficult.”

In accepting the award, Gibson congratulated the other employees who had been nominated for the award and finished with a quote from President Theodore Roosevelt.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing,” said Gibson quoting Roosevelt. “That’s kind of how I feel about my job here.”

As Employee of the Year, Gibson will get a check for $500, plus a special parking spot for the entire year.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Brian Moore is the December Employee of the Month

Brian Moore, administrative clerk for the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, has been named as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for December 2017.

“Brian’s ability to work effectively with so many different groups on campus is exemplary,” said his nominator. “He is known for working efficiently and effectively with all groups, and for maintaining a professional approach and a helpful, friendly attitude.”

On a weekly basis, Moore works with the Campus Senate Executive Committee and Senators; with the chairs of various Senate committees, especially Undergraduate and Graduate Councils; with students, faculty and staff involved in the Undergraduate Student Research Support Program; and with administrators.

“Brain always keeps in mind that whatever the specific task he might be working on, his larger goal is to help ensure that we are providing excellent educational opportunities for our students,” said his nominator. “By keeping that objective in mind, he is able to maintain an optimistic outlook and to understand that even relatively small tasks can contribute to that larger goal.”

Moore’s deep knowledge of the Campus Senate by-laws and the history of their actions recently played an important role when the body decided to review and revise their rules. He has also worked hard to carefully organize recent and past Campus Senate records and to make them more accessible to the campus and easier to navigate.

“This has been very helpful to the many groups who consistently need to use those records in their ongoing work,” said his nominator. “Brian regularly receives numerous requests for information. He is prompt and courteous about locating the needed information and sending it out in a timely manner.”

On campus, Moore works with students on the Undergraduate Student Research Support Program and with faculty to plan the Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium. He is the Civil Service Representative to the Campus Senate Committee on Diversity, Equal Rights, Opportunity, and Access and has served on two high-level search committees. In his free time, he plays the saxophone in the UIS Band and the UIS Pep Band.

“Brian is known for taking the initiative, anticipating problems, suggesting solutions, and supporting whatever solutions ultimately are selected. He consistently earns the respect of his colleagues, and is a highly valued member of our staff,” said his nominator.