Employees of the month

Adrienne Johnson

Adrienne Johnson

March Unclassified employee of the month

STARTED AT KU: 2008

CURRENT TITLE: Adviser for undeclared, undecided and pre-professional students, Univeristy Advising Center.

WHAT THAT MEANS: Johnson works closely with students to develop their class schedules, navigate university policies and ensure that they are progressing toward a successful and timely graduation. She is also serving a two-year volunteer commitment as the intern in the New Student Orientation office, where she helps with summer orientation and serves as liaison between the advising and orientation offices.

NOTABLE: Though Johnson is basically handling the work of two people, her job performance in the University Advising Center has not faltered since taking on the New Student Orientation duties. Johnson ably demonstrates flexibility in effectively managing a workload from two offices. The New Student Orientation responsibilities, in particular, often require working hours outside of the 8-5 schedule, especially in the summer, and she does this willingly. Johnson quickly created a rapport with the large New Student Orientation student staff and they look to her for leadership and guidance.

Sandy Robison

Sandy Robison

March University Support Staff employee of the month

STARTED AT KU: 1994

CURRENT TITLE: Technology support tech, Department of Student Housing

WHAT THAT MEANS: Robison is responsible for managing several databases used by housing department staff. In particular, she is the lead representative for the departmentís primary database software, Residential Management Services. She also designs new or modifies existing databases and programs, provides data analysis to colleagues and provides support and training to end users.

NOTABLE: The information Robison is required to provide to the department staff is mission critical and relied upon in high-level decision making. She is able to identify problems, establish priorities and make corrections to housing programs, systems and databases. One recent major departmental project was to bring the housing contract system online. Robison has a lead role on the team that brought the first phase of that improvement to successful fruition.

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