The President’s Cabinet, in collaboration with Staff Senate, the Business Office, the Office of Human Resources, and Aramark Food Services is pleased to share with you the Employee of the Month program.  This program is designed to recognize those employees who go above and beyond the call of duty by exhibiting excellence and dedication to one or more of Lander’s Core Values as we strive to become an employer of choice.

Any Lander employee may nominate any full-time staff member by completing the online Nomination Form located on the HR Forms website.  The person completing the form does not have to work in the same department as the staff member being nominated. All nominations will be submitted to the Office of Human Resources for acknowledgement that the employee is in good standing, then forwarded to Staff Senate for discussion and voting. Decisions will be based on which nominee best represents Lander’s Core Values.  

Nominations received by the last Friday of each month will be considered for the following month’s award.

Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month

Melissa Thompson

Keith McCaslan​​
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Information Technology Services

Keith strives to fulfill his work duties in a timely, accurate and ethical manner while devoting a tremendous amount of time to make sure that his department meets all standards for operating. The podcast that Keith has made possible has inspired many Lander faculty members to consider podcasts as a new, innovative teaching tool to incorporate into their classes. 

Honorable Mentions

The employees below were also nominated for the April 2019 award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Cathy Roberts – Information Technology Services

  • Robert Mitchum – Physical Plant

Past Recipients

Donna Knight

Robbie Martin

Grounds Specialist III
Physical Plant 

Matthew Gilstrap

Matthew Gilstrap​​
Director of Campus Rec & Intramural Sports
Campus Recreation

Melissa Thompson

MARCH 2019
Administrative Assistant to the Provost/VP
Academic Affairs

Larry Baker

APRIL 2018
Larry Barker

Energy Manager
Physical Plant

Greg Allen

MAY 2018
Greg Allen

Uniform Patrol Services Captain
University Police

Taylor Johnston

JUNE 2018
Taylor Johnston

Director of Institutional Effectiveness
​Academic Affairs

Joe Franks

JULY 2018
Joe Franks
Student Services Manager
Counseling Services

Brandon Felder

Brandon Felder​
Assistant Registrar
Registrar’s Office

Marcus Paul

Marcus Paul​
Utilities/Custodial Supervisor
Physical Plant

ashley wilkie

Ashley Wilkie​​
Budget Director
Business & Administration

Jalysa O'Conner Green

Jalysa O'Conner Green​​
Assistant Director of Student Conduct
Student Affairs

Tommy Tumblin

Tommy Tumblin

Building / Grounds Specialist I
Physical Plant

Nomination Forms are located on the HR Forms site and should be delivered to Human Resources no later than the last Friday of the month for consideration for the following month’s award.