Thursday, September 07, 2017

Jason Gibson is the August Employee of the Month

Jason Gibson, a building service supervisor for Facilities Scheduling Services, has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for August 2017.

Gibson recently helped to coordinate a large office move in the Student Affairs Building (SAB) to make room for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. Under a tight deadline, Gibson and his team helped to relocate the offices previously located in SAB. They disassembled furniture, relocated it and helped the staff get adjusted to their new space.

“It was such a pleasure to work with (Jason),” said one of his nominators. “His patience, problem solving skills and willingness to be of assistance just went above and beyond for this extraordinary move. It was more than just doing his job. He had such a great attitude in what surely must have been a grueling three weeks.”

According to his other nominator, Gibson is known for going the extra mile to make sure projects and 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 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.”

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mohan Chevuri is the July Employee of the Month

Mohan Chevuri, a web specialist III for UIS Web Services, has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for July 2017.

Chevuri played a major role in upgrading the campus website to Word Press, a new content management system. He conducted research, found ways to save the university money and planned the rollout of more than 10,000 responsive web pages.

He also led the effort to design and code the UIS Mobile App and is working to make the UIS website more accessible to people with disabilities.

“In my years of professional experience, I have never seen anyone acquire a new set of technical skills as quickly as Mohan does,” said a nominator. “He moves from web to mobile to accessibility skills as though he is speaking one language. However, from a programming and development standpoint, these are completely different languages and skillsets.”

Coupled with his technical skills, Chevuri is known for taking a big picture approach to implementing solutions for the web and mobile presence of the university. He often works quietly in the background, but accomplishes a tremendous volume of work.

“Mohan is an example of Leadership lived, but he is not someone who boasts of his work and is humble in receiving accolades. To him, he was hired to provide a set of services and solutions, and feels that he is simply doing his job,” said a nominator.

His co-workers say he looks for positives in every situation, which helps in building a productive team environment.

“Mohan is an excellent mentor to the students working in Web Services. Students have written to me how Mohan was helpful to them in acquiring a new programming language that led to a full-time job,” said a nominator.

Outside of UIS, Chevuri volunteers at The Hundu Temple in Chatham where he often helps serve meals and organize events.

“Mohan is a coding genius who goes above and beyond to help the university stay on the cutting edge of web design,” said a nominator. “He could easily be working for Google or another major tech company. We are so lucky to have him at UIS!”