Current Initiatives and Committees

  • Synergic in conceptualizing and creating an on boarding program for new staff - proposed to Human Resources February 2013 and is currently being finalized.  Program scheduled to be launched fall 2013.
    Successful Ongoing Administrative Relationships (SOAR).  This comprehensive program will extend over a 100-day period and is being developed for the new hire by Human Resources and a committee of administrative staff.  The purpose of this program is to transition new administrative employees to Lehigh’s overall administrative working environment.  This program will take new staff “beyond orientation” to achieve success.

  • Administrative Reference Manual, July 2011 - Present (originally created 2005)
    current goals are:
    1) Review and update current manual
    2) create new interactive website that will include news feed and blog for staff members to cyber network
    3) provide tools for individuals and departments across campus to write process manuals for their specific area and positions
    4) create on-boarding program for new administrative staff
    5) be a model for other universities across the country
  • Lehigh - Colleges Against Cancer, August 2010 - Present
    established first faculty-staff team to participate in this annual event, serving as team captain for
    Team SASSY for a Cure
    . (Strong Attitude Spiritual Souls Yearning for a Cure)
  • Administrative Computing Team , 2006-Present
    Responsible for maintaining department computers with updates of the latest computer software and virus protections

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Past Initiatives and Committees

  • Workplace Learning Advisory Committee, 2009 - November 2013
    Enhances work place learning for internal Lehigh community
  • Faculty & Staff of Color Network 2010 - November 2013
    Synergic in the creation and implementation of FSCN.
    • created website for the group
    • served as board secretary and web administrator
  • Enhancing the Retiree Pool Program, January 2011 - June 2012
    building on current retiree pool for longer term office coverage
  • Member of the Community Building & Social Equity Implementation Group - May 2012 - November 2013
    Group will begin the implementation phase of the newly adopted Lehigh Sustainability Plan.

  • Sustainability Vision and Plan, February 2011 - April 2012
    Serves on the Social Equity and Community Building Sub-Committee as co-chair;
    participants are asked to envision a sustainable campus, share current practices, define sustainability metrics and create ambitious and measurable goals for the campus and to author Sustainability Vision and Plan for the university. In April 2012, Lehigh University adopted its first Campus Sustainability Plan.

  • Resources to Engage, Accomplish, Connect & Help (REACH), Fall 2010 - Spring 2012
    Synergic in the conceptualization and implementation of an ERAC initiative started fall 2010,
    pilot program launched and completed 2011-2012 (Facilitator - cohort#3)
    interdepartmental and university-wide program aimed at fostering professional relationships and networks among faculty and staff. By connecting Lehigh employees with each other and providing opportunities to learn about the university, REACH seeks to advance multiple goals of Lehigh’s strategic plan, including investing in faculty and staff, as well as the university’s core values and the aims of the Council on Equity and Community.

  • Working Effectively with Faculty - Dr. Susan Christy, January 2011 - Spring 2012
    Served on the planning committee to arrange for Dr. Christy to share her expertise in this area. Objective: to help broaden understanding of the different working cultures and mindsets within the university, so to enhance communications and collaborations across the Lehigh community.
    Sessions held July 2011 included Faculty Staff Partnerships, Customer Service Strategies, and Managing in an Academic Environment.

  • Employee Relations Advisory Committee (ERAC)
    Served as Chair Ex-Officio, June 2011-June 2012
    Served as Chair, June 2010-June 2011

    Served as Vice-Chair/Treasurer, June 2009-June 2010 
    Served as Board Secretary, June 2008- June 2009
  • Strategic Thinking: Investing in Faculty and Staff Workgroup, March-May 2008
    Obtained feedback from staff members where they see Lehigh in the future and what were they issues and concerns.  This information was reported back to the President with regards to creating and implementing a new Strategic Plan.
  • Jr. S.T.A.R. Academy Parent Group, Vice Chairperson 2002-2003
  • Constellation Newsletter, Creator and Assistant Editor, 2000-2003
    Newsletter provided information, stories, achievements, and events details to all STAR Academy families, students, tutors, sponsors, and other external partners.
  • Completed Learning the Institution Program,  April 2000

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