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

Tommy Tumblin

Tommy Tumblin​​
Building / Grounds Specialist I
Physical Plant

Tommy’s commitment to goodness and customer service is apparent to others around him, which is demonstrated by his receiving three separate nominations for this month’s award.  Tommy openly expresses a genuine love for the Lander community as he provides encouragement to our students and joyfully interacts with faculty, staff and visitors.  He prompts others toward kindness and a spirit of giving through the Tommy Claus toy drive each December.  There’s no better candidate to be the recipient of the award this holiday season!

Honorable Mentions

The employees below was also nominated for the December 2018 award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Shelby Dominick-Red - Office of Enrollment Management
  • Melody Johnson - College of Arts and Humanities
  • Larry Rice - Physical Plant


Past Recipients

Donna Knight

Donna Knight

Administrative Assistant
College of Behavioral 
& Social Sciences

Kim Wilson

Kim Williams

Registered Nurse
Wellness Center

Larry Baker

Larry Barker

Energy Manager
Physical Plant

Greg Allen

Greg Allen

Uniform Patrol Services Captain
University Police

Taylor Johnston

Taylor Johnston

Director of Institutional Effectiveness
​Academic Affairs

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



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