Gabe Williams - Student Affairs Service Award 2008-09
Statement of Wonderfulness
In Celebration of
Office of Admissions
According to his colleagues, Gabe Williams seems to be approaching and possibly surpassing the greatness of Superman - faster than a Trojan horse, more powerful than an 8 character password, able to leap local area networks in a single bound. His mission - keep Admissions running and new student enrolling.
He is a one-man show in the technology support needs of 36 permanent and 40 student staff in Admissions. His most noted super powers include being helpful, upbeat, supportive, efficient, forward thinking, creative, and fun to work with. He can troubleshoot and solve any problem that comes his way, all while being professional and personable. He thinks outside the box and works through difficulty with tact and grace.
Gabe has been an integral part of the INTO OSU project, making sure OSU is set-up to enroll these students through OSU’s Banner software system. In general, Gabe has an outstanding understanding of Banner and its capabilities. He has been able to streamline many previously labor intensive processes in Enrollment Management.
Gabe has also been instrumental in NOLIJ, a document management project for OSU. In other words, Gabe has been involved with “documenting the hell out of admissions processes” from a technology standpoint. “If we didn’t have Gabe, we wouldn’t know how and why our processes work. He keeps the office humming so we can continue to admit students to OSU.”
Gabe’s support has been invaluable when it comes to recruitment of the new students to campus annually. He has greatly contributed to the ease of the application and communication process with the newest Beavers.
Gabe’s colleagues describe him as caring, outstanding, competent, and efficient. He is skilled at trouble shooting. Gabe constantly strives to make the work in the Admissions Office more efficient. He looks for ways to make things easy for students and families, all while maintaining quality and accuracy.
Gabe demonstrates his commitment to the Student Affairs shared values through his friendly and compassionate help for the technologically impaired. He is humble about the role he plays; he shrugs off compliments saying he is just doing his job. What a wonderful job he does! Gabe, you’re our superhero!
14th Annual Service Awards Celebration
Division of Student Affairs
Oregon State University
May 19, 2009