Ipsa scientia potestas est
I’m originally from Massachusetts and have lived over the years in Georgia, Connecticut and now Indiana. I have 4 grown children and one little one who came into our lives when we were foster parenting, but now she will be our forever-daughter (and hopefully keep me young at heart!). My husband and I met in high school and have been together for nearly 40 years (and married “best friends” for 35). I love to read, run, cook, ride my bike and travel, and I’m so grateful for my wonderful family and friends. I love the mission of IUPUI and have been so fortunate to spend most of my career here.
Do what you love, love what you do
I am the proud mom of a high school sophomore. As a person originally from the East Coast, I miss and love being near bodies of water and fresh seafood. I love to travel, cook, and read, all for pleasure. I love to spend spare time with family and friends. I also enjoy quiet time and try to practice meditation when I can. I have recently acquired a love of observing and recording birds in my backyard.
Librarians: Bringing Balzac to River City since...forever!
A long time ago I was going to be a history professor: I’ve taken Latin, German, French, and Greek. Then I discovered a love for data management in the context of library science—who would have guessed? One of my students did a report on women diagnosed with autism as adults: there’s a lot I find familiar in that. During COVID I’ve added knitting and jigsaw puzzles to my previous hobbies of crocheting, baking, and mildly-competent piano playing. I read faster than anybody I know (my super-power) but all of my hobbies are wordless. I love my church, my neighborhood, and the IUPUI mission. When stay-at-home started I happened to be reading a biography of Richard Feynman, the physicist, who started graduate studies just as World War II began. It kind of places everything today into context….
- Direct all operations of the IUPUI Faculty Council
- Project management of strategic initiatives
- Process management for the IUPUI Promotion and Tenure Committee
- Leadership of Faculty Boards of Review (faculty grievances)
The grammar nerd!
I love IUPUI! I've spent all my professional life here obtaining two degrees along the way.
I daydream about living in a beach house in Daytona with my husband. I have three children, five grandchildren, one dog, nine fish, and my mother lives with us full-time. I love to garden (flowers), go on cruises, crochet, and listen to audiobooks. I'm a Christian which defines who I am.
Don't touch the corner piece of cake--all of them are MINE! My lifelong (non-realistic) dream has been to visit the Great Pyramids and put my hand on a block of stone, which suddenly moves opening up an undiscovered tomb. Sadly, I can tell you what happens in all of the Brady Bunch episodes.
Since I read a lot, I keep a list of every book I read every year (catch me on Goodreads). Favorite authors: Stephen King, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, and Lillian Jackson Braun.
- Daily operations officer to coordinate business and administrative activities
- Lead a team of staff members to strategically guide work flow and processes
- Manage office communication to internal and external constituents
- Oversee planning for faculty development and recognition programs
EVC Staff Connector
I am an IUPUI alumna grateful to be able to contribute to this amazing campus. In my spare time, I love reading historical and science fiction novels. I enjoy traveling to new countries however I am a homebody and my favorite vacation tends to be a stay-cation.
Keep at it and you will succeed
Anything computer related, from the basic word processor to full office networked integration and security.
I have also lived in Minnesota and Michigan
Own 2 dachshunds - very lively and full of excitement
Met Jay Leno at a McDonalds in Las Vegas
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. - Mother Teresa"
I just recently adopted a new kitten with my husband. His name is Pepé Le Mew (the cat, not my husband). We love to play with his toys and he hasn't stopped meowing since I brought him home. I think he might meow in his sleep. I have only had him for two days so I'll update these facts if that changes.
I have been with this office as a part-time student office assistant for 3 years and just recently changed to my full-time position here after finishing my undergraduate. This campus has been so much fun I had to figure out a way to stay for many years to come.
My favorite food is chips and salsa and queso pretty much from any Mexican restaurant, but specifically Lucianas. I'm only putting this one down in case someone wants to surprise me.