Winter is upon us, the wave of holiday cheer has subsided, and we're all back, working hard to make 2009 a great year at Xavier. Despite the frigid temperatures, construction on the Hoff Academic Quad is progressing. Get the latest in this month's video. January's Xavier Faces are Kaleel Skeirik, professor in the Department of Music, and Gene Carmichael, S.J., interim vice president for Mission and Identity. Along with our regular features, we're launching a new "Ask the Experts" column this month. As always, we would like to hear from you. Send us your thoughts or suggestions.
Inside Xavier is pleased to spotlight the University's new monthly Employee Recognition Program, which publicly recognizes individuals who consistently reflect our Jesuit mission in terms of being men and women for others, consistently go the extra mile in their efforts and consistently put Xavier's interests ahead of their own. This honor is part of a larger initiative of the President's Administrative Council to better inform, connect and recognize faculty, staff and administrators throughout the institution. Honorees are selected by the President's Cabinet. If you would like to nominate someone for employee recognition, fill out our nomination form.
Mary Lang, Assistant to the President, Office of the President
Mary Lang exemplifies the Jesuit ideal of being a woman for others. She brings a tremendous level of care to everything she oversees—from making preparations for Board of Trustees’ meetings to handling complaints, requests and concerns from students and the community—and consistently goes beyond the call of duty to ensure that anyone calling or visiting the president’s office is dealt with in a professional, helpful and welcoming manner.
Connie Perme, Associate Director, Office of Human Resources
Connie Perme is universally respected form her work at Xavier. Although much of what she does is behind the scenes, she is recognized as someone who will listen, provide helpful advice and respond to requests for assistance with calm, level thinking. Her work in developing and organizing the Leadership Academy and other HR workshops provides growth opportunities for the University community.
If you know a fellow employee who goes above and beyond to make Xavier a better place for all,
be sure to nominate him or her.