9:50 a.m., June 11, 2009----Kathleen Murphy, senior administrative assistant in the School of Education, has been named the HR Liaison of the first quarter of 2009, an honor for exemplary members of UD's human resources team.
“I am very honored to receive the award. You don't realize how what you do affects others until something like this happens,” she said.
Murphy has been at the University of Delaware for 25 years in different jobs and has served as HR liaison for approximately six years. She works with the School of Education director on personnel and budgeting issues. "I'm the 'go to' person for the school, which has approximately 100 employees," she said.
"It's always a challenge with new changes, but I enjoy my job and working at the University," she said.
She was nominated by Regina McKenna, office supervisor of The College School, also an HR liaison, who wrote, “Together we guide my faculty through the different procedures that need to be taken. I have been at the University for 21 years, and I cannot recall a time that Kathy has ever been too busy to answer a question or deal with a situation.... Kathy is one who either always has the answer or knows where to get it for me, creating a network that is invaluable."
Article by Sue Moncure
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