Kathleen Lillis - Student Affairs Service Award 2001-02

Statement of Wonderfulness

In Celebration of

Kathleen Lillis



Kathleen Lillis is the Receptionist for Career Services.  She manages the information desk, schedules appointments, determines the appropriate service or person to refer students to, manages the off campus employment web program, develops off campus jobs for posting and is the first point of contact for students, alumni and faculty.  As the first impression for Career Services, Kathleen is always warm and friendly and enthusiastically helps all who come in contact with her.

Kathleen handles a wide variety of situations, requests and demands.  She takes time for individual attention and establishes relationships.  Employers who are doing on-campus interviews feel comfortable with Kathleen and ask for her by name.  Whenever called upon, Kathleen will not rest until she has significantly helped whoever has requested her assistance.

Kathleen maintains a calm, cool appearance, not matter what.  On September 11th, in the face of our nation’s tragedies, Kathleen was the Office of Student Affair’s Point of Contact.  Larry Roper and Jodi Nelson were both out of town, so the phones were forwarded to Kathleen.  She handled calls from upset parents who were worried about their students both on campus and away on internships.  Kathleen not only was able to track down people and resources, she provided comfort and empathy.

Kathleen cares deeply about helping students be successful.  She is incredibly compassionate and helps others feel at ease.  She even spends extra time patiently helping those poor people who get lost and confused in the Kerr basement!  Kathleen values all people and has a natural curiosity about the world.

For all of these reasons and more, Kathleen has shown that she is the heart of Career Services and deserving of the Student Affairs Service Award!



7th Annual Service Awards Celebration

Division of Student Affairs

Oregon State University

June 5, 2002