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October employees of the month

Jodi Wente University support staff

Jodi Wente

Started at KU: 1983.

Current title: Administrative professional I, Animal Care Unit.

What that means: Wente schedules monthly meetings, acts as recording secretary, verifies animal care and use training completion dates, pre-reviews Animal Use Statements (the animal component of research protocols) prior to review by the committee and prior to requesting required annual or periodic review by investigators and follows up on responses to committee requests for modifications and requests for annual reviews, as well as participation in monthly orientation of new research staff.

Quotable: "I can count on her to always know what needs to be done next and ensure that it happens. Jodi's extensive experience in the KU laboratory animal care and use program has made her an invaluable asset to the IACUC," James F. Bresnahan, Animal Care Unit director, said.

Aaron Quisenberry Unclassified employee

Aaron Quisenberry

Current title: Associate director of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center.

What that means: "Quiz" as he is known, is responsible for supervising the University Support Staff and student employees in the main office. He supervises the lesbian-bisexual-gay-transgender organization, Non-traditional Student Services and 450-plus student groups. He provides leadership and advisement to Transportation Services, Student Senate Finance Committee and the Optional Campus Fee Program.

Quotable: "His qualities of inclusiveness, attention to detail and problem-solving initiatives have made KU a better place. The enthusiasm he displays as he works on complex issues is remarkable. His work with KU Student Senate, the KU Bus and Transportation Committee, Hawk Night and a whole host of others demonstrates his passion for students and their success," said Mary Chappell, director of KU Recreation Services.

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