Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Josie Negro is September Employee of the Month

Josie Negro is described as the "consummate student advocate. She is generous with her time while assisting students with a variety of financial aid questions, and is always willing to lend a hand to colleagues. For these reasons and more, she has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for September.

Josie's nominator says when she calls Josie for assistance, she can hear Josie's smile through the phone. "I know that anytime I refer a graduate student to her for financial aid information that they will have their questions answered," writes her nominator.

Her supervisor says Josie doesn't know the meaning of the word "no." She offers to help in any situation, and takes on additional duties to ensure students and staff receive excellent customer service. She is "always flexible and adapts easily to ever changing environments."

Monday, August 17, 2015

Geoff Evans is August Employee of the Month

Geoff Evans is a man behind the scenes, making sure that UIS Food Services is running smoothly and that his team is responding to customer needs and comments. For these reasons and more, he's been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for August.

Geoff will solicit recipes from students that remind them of home and serve those dishes in Food Emporium. He helped to bring the Shop 24 outdoor convenience store to campus. According to his nominator, "he's always looking for ways to improve the student experience within and outside of dining services."

In addition to keeping in mind what may make the students happier, he's also a strong leader, maintaining a positive attitude with his colleagues, and open to collaboration. He is not an attention seeker, preferring to give credit to his employees.

"Geoff's efforts have improved the campus dining experience and improved the staff work environment," writes his nominator. "And he continues to explore ways to raise levels of service and quality."