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

Gavin Bethea

Gavin Bethea​ 
Academic Advising Coordinator
Academic Advising

Gavin consistently gives Lander University and its students 100%. He often works late into the evening making sure that all of his advisees' needs are met. He is an advocate for his students and knows them all like family. Gavin is without a doubt the heart of Lander!  


Honorable Mentions

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

  • Tammy Mallory - College of Science & Mathematics

  • Doug Mikeal - Special Events


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

Keith McCaslan

APRIL 2019
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Information Technology Services

Laura Brown

MAY 2019
Public Information Coordinator
University Relations

Terry Urban

JUNE 2019
Trade Specialist IV
Physical Plant

Elizabeth McCune

JULY 2019
Elizabeth McCune​ 

Administrative Assistant
Facilities Scheduling

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.