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November employees of the month recognized

Anne Madden Johnson Unclassified employee

Anne Madden Johnson

Started at KU: 1994.

Current title: Network manager, School of Business.

What that means: Madden Johnson has responsibility for all aspects of information technology at the school. She is the “go-to person” for technical issues related to critical administrative systems, including financial systems, student advising and career services. She supervises four staff members and has oversight responsibility for some 300 workstations and laptops, two laboratories and 10 servers.

Notable: She also serves as a member of the KU Field Security Officer group, devoting 10 percent of her time to assist the university's Information Security Office with a variety of IT security-related initiatives. She also recently coordinated the Big 12 Higher Education Information Technology Security conference, assuming responsibility for all of the details — venues, speakers, meals, sponsorships and more.

Pamela Morris University support staff

Pamela Morris

Started at KU: 1995.

Current title: Budget officer and accountant, School of Education.

What that means: Morris oversees nine federally funded grants that serve low-income or other underserved populations. She is responsible for monitoring almost $4 million in funds annually. She also prepares and maintains multiple budgets and federal grant reports, assists project coordinators on grant proposals and directs personnel by supervising budgetary tasks completed by office managers.

Notable: In the past year, Morris assisted with the creation of four federal grant proposals, generating budgets and supporting narratives and assisting with the submission process. During the same period, her office was moved twice and she assumed additional responsibilities because a colleague was out of the office on leave. Coworkers said Morris remained positive and productive throughout the turbulent period.

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