Joann D

"My experience ... Lehigh is a 'family' friendly environment.. ."

What do you like best about your position?

Lehigh University has given me many opportunities. I am in the final stages of completing my

Master's Degree at Lehigh. The tuition benefit at Lehigh has given me the opportunity to earn

both my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. I have also had the opportunity to have my son be a

student here. My experience has also been that Lehigh is a "family" friendly environment (allowing

me the opportunity to take care of my family and my job at the same time).

What time do you arrive at work? What time do you leave work?

I generally arrive at work at 8:15 a.m. and leave about 4:45 p.m.

Why did you choose Lehigh University as your employer of choice?

In three years prior to coming to Lehigh University, I was laid off three times. Lehigh University

has a good reputation for job security and that was important to me.

What Lehigh University events and activities have you participated in beyond your

department to become a more active member of the Lehigh community?

I have participated in the Lehigh M.O.O.V. (Made Of Our Volunteers) which is held each August

when first year students move into the dormitories. Employees assist by moving luggage and

personal belongings into dorms, hosting refreshment stands, and assisting with check-in and

traffic control. I've also participated in Learning the Institution, a series of interactive training

sessions designed to give employees an overview of all aspects of the University; Business

Managers Training; yoga; various workshops including Stress Management, Time Management,

athletic events (football games, soccer matches, basketball games), and Zoellner Arts Center

events (jazz band concerts, plays such as The Nutcracker).

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

My favorite locations on campus are the Goodman Campus (for its spaciousness and athletic

events), Mountaintop Campus (its scenic beauty), and Packer Chapel (my husband and I got married

there).

What do you like best about working for an academic institution?

I enjoy the learning and research environment. Lehigh University is teaching our future (the

students). I'd also like to add that the teachers at Lehigh's day care center are wonderful!

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