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.”