KU announces July employees of the month

Wed, 08/28/2013

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for July 2013. Winners are as follows:

University Support Staff Employee of the Month

Who: Sandra Lollis

Start date: April 2011

Current title: Administrative associate senior, Facilities Services Zone 6

What that means: Lollis is a customer liaison, manages purchasing through the new electronic system, does data entry, and she serves as her work group’s time keeper, accountant and much more.

Notable: Lollis always willingly goes beyond the call of duty to get her work done and is innovative and enterprising. She handled the challenges and opportunities that came with the FO/Housing Maintenance merger with grace and a positive attitude. Changes at KU have required Lollis to learn all new operational procedures and a new computerized maintenance management system for work request documentation and completion.

University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month

Who: Ken Nelson

Start date: May 1995

Current title: Manager, Kansas Data Access and Support Center

What that means: Nelson is responsible for the operation and management of DASC, which develops and makes available a core of databases from state and local government. The staff of DASC has also led the development of the state’s Geographic Information System (GIS) initiatives and policies, and Nelson heads the group responsible for GIS services and also computer services for the KGS. Nelson and his staff interact at all levels with other state agencies (including the departments of commerce and revenue, the Kansas Corporation Commission, and the Kansas Water Office), local government and private industry.

Notable: Under Nelson’s leadership, DASC has become recognized as a national leader in digital database distribution. Nelson is known for hiring and leading an energetic and organized staff. He also worked with the state GIS officer, legislative research staff and various legislators on passage of House Bill 2175 to create and coordinate mapping capability in the state of Kansas



5 am may be early, but for the die-hard autumn lovers, it’s time to kick off the season with the campus starlight walking tour. Led by retired professor Theodore Johnson, the tour will begin on 14th and Jayhawk Boulevard tomorrow morning. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/YZETlE

KU Goldwater Scholar to research Huntingon’s, Alzheimer’s diseases Ryan Limbocker, KU’s 56th Goldwater Scholar, plans to focus his research at KU on such neurodegenerative disorders as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases (see more at http://bit.ly/1nIP2bL). Limbocker, a senior majoring in chemistry, is from Overland Park, Kansas, and plans to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry. The Goldwater Scholarships are the nation’s premier undergraduate awards to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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