Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wendy Johnson may be the only UIS Employee of the Month to successfully surprise a room full of people (it’s usually the other way around) with her side door entrance. However, it’s her kindness and ability to work with others she’s known for the most.
Johnson was honored as Sept. 2011 Employee of the Month during a ceremony in the Public Affairs Center on Sept. 21, 2011. She has worked at UIS since 2002 and currently serves as assistant to the dean of the College of Public Affairs & Administration.
“All the department staff members she has supervised have thrived under her care,” said Pinky Wassenberg, dean of the college. “Even the faculty she has to harass to get their paperwork turned in on time still love her.”
Wassenberg read a Top 10 List of the reasons why Johnson deserved the award, ending with “she deserves it.” She also mentioned Johnson’s involvement in the UIS community and how she’s expertly handled extra responsibilities in the office.
“It’s a wonderful place and you guys are great to work with,” said Johnson. “I try to be kind and everyone else is kind in return.”
As Employee of the Month, Johnson will receive a special parking spot for the month along with some extra spending cash on her i-card.