Date: January 20, 2014
Nominated by: Tony Green
Accomplishment: Jill led the department review meeting for mechanical engineering in late December. Jill's work to gather information on the department's plans and strategies from faculty, staff, and committees was essential to the discussion.
It was Jill who picked the conference hotel, which received wide praise from the attendees. During the long period time when we waited for DOE approval, it was Jill who kept communication with the hotel to keep our room reservation. She did much of the preparation for the conference, including setting up accounts within the University, devising and implementing a plan to receive registration fee payment from the attendees, finding conference gifts, deciding the conference meal plan, and helping on conference room booking. She did such a great job in advance that the conference ran without a single glitch.
Benefit to the Hajim School: This meeting was the first in a series of semester reviews with the department chair, administrator, dean and dean's office staff. The discussion of upcoming plans and strategies within the department provide communication and coordination among departments as we work to accomplish the Hajim School's strategic plan goals.