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

Kenneth Roach

Kenneth Roach  
Associate Director for Freshman & Transfer Admissions
Admissions

Kenneth’s coworkers describe him as motivated, ambitions, responsible and forward-thinking. Not only does he juggle many different duties without complaint, but he is always there to support his fellow team members and fills in where needed—no questions asked. Kenneth works hard every day to always stay one step ahead of the game. His work on projects such as training the Presidential Ambassadors make him a valuable asset to Lander.

 

Honorable Mentions

The employees below were also nominated for the September 2021 award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Patricia Clark – Jackson Library

  • Melody Jacks – Registrar's Office

  • Candice Rodgers – College of Education

  • Ashley Turner – University Police

  • Demario Watts – Student Life

 

Past Recipients

Vivian Gaylord

JANUARY 2021
Vivian Gaylord  

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid 

Dawn Lewis

FEBRUARY 2021
Bubba Davis  

Master Craftsman
Physical Plant

Susan Russo

MARCH 2021
Susan Russo 

Class Schedule and VA Coordinator
Registrar’s Office

Sarah Grant

APRIL 2021
Sarah Grant  

Director of Health Services
Wellness Center

Caroline Jenkins

MAY 2021
Caroline Jenkins  

Access Services Specialist
Jackson Library

Mary Jo Carpenter

JUNE 2021
Mary Jo Carpenter  

Administrative Specialist
William Preston Turner School of Nursing

Karen Hammond

JULY 2021
Karen Hammond  

Administrative Assistant
College of Arts & Humanities

Justin Brewer

AUGUST 2021
Justin Brewer 

Director of Counseling Services
Wellness Center

Pam Harold Oliver

SEPTEMBER 2020
Harold Oliver  

Building and Grounds Specialist
Physical Plant

Matt Goldman

OCTOBER 2020
Matt Goldman  

System Support Technician
University Police

Zach Helms

NOVEMBER 2020
Zach Helms  

Director of Housing & Residence Life
Housing & Residence Life

Laney Dixon

DECEMBER 2020
Laney Dixon​ 

Recruit Data Specialist
Admissions

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.