Wednesday, November 25, 2020

James Gleeson named the UIS Employee of the Month for November 2020

James Gleeson has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for November 2020. He is a culinary worker II for UIS Food Service. 

Gleeson’s nominator says he’s “dedicated to his work and loves to be at work every day.” He’s worked for UIS Food Service since September 2001. 

“Consistency is what comes to mind with Jim,” said Eric Chrans, his supervisor. “He always greats the students with a smile and takes extra care to make sure everyone is satisfied, even with overwhelming obstacles.” 

Gleeson always arrives on time to work every day, works his entire shift and completes assigned work on time, according to Chrans. He also lends a hand in the kitchen, expecting nothing in return. 

“Jim is genuinely concerned for our customers and his fellow co-workers,” said Chrans. “He is diligent and hardworking. Jim is always ready to do more for others than what’s required.” 

Gleeson’s co-workers say he’s also known for his “fisherman’s tales.” 

“Jim in a stellar employee with an excellent attendance record,” said Chrans.