KU employees of the month recognized
May classified employee of the month
at KU: Doris Gasper joined the KU staff in 1986 as a clerk typist II
in the Applied English Center.
Current title: Administrative officer at the center.
What that means: She oversees testing, placement and enrollment of the
center’s international students; hires, trains and supervises student
hourly employees for front desk reception and the office area; and organizes
class schedules, semester calendars and testing schedules. She also maintains
student records and works directly with students to make sure that their
enrollments go smoothly.
Notable: Colleagues in the center and across campus say that Gasper goes
out of her way to solve problems for international students. She has
an uncanny talent for communicating effectively with students who have
just arrived in the United States and may be struggling with the English
language. “She navigates linguistic waters that would amaze even
the most experienced language teacher,” one colleague says.
Recent feat: Staff members in International Student and Scholar Services
(ISSS) marvel at her knowledge and efficiency. Gasper knows the students
the center serves so well that when ISSS staff contact her regarding
the standing of an international student, she often can provide the information
without even consulting a file. The students, faculty and staff at the
center know they can rely on Gasper’s calm efficiency.
May unclassified employee of the month
at KU: Dennis Moss joined the KU staff as audit manager for KU Internal
Audit in 1984.
Current title: He has been university director of internal audit since
supervises the university’s tax analyst.
What that means: Moss oversees the office that audits the records, systems,
policies, procedures and activities of Lawrence and Medical Center
units; reviews compliance
with university, state and federal policies and requirements; and evaluates the
efficiency of fiscal management, operating systems, and financial, administrative
and management controls. Internal Audit also prepares reports, recommends policies
or procedures, and conducts follow-up.
Notable: Moss is very capable at fraud investigations, working closely
with the Office of the General Counsel to investigate allegations of
theft or inappropriate
use of university resources. He also is involved in such key committees as Leadership
Committee for the new Student System and the Records Management Task force. Colleagues
say that he is exceptionally professional, organized, thoughtful and accurate.
Recent feat: Moss’ style is to share information from audit findings with
administrators, deans, directors, professors and others to help develop a plan
to correct problems. He has long advocated a new-manager orientation program
that would introduce administrators to the principles of internal controls, taxes
and other business issues; KU’s first such training was offered in fall