Susan Miller Named Employee of the Month

Posted: February 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicholas Zinzer

George Mason named Susan Miller, the personnel supervisor of the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd), Employee of the Month for February. Miller won the honor after nearly a dozen colleagues nominated her.

“I was thrilled my fellow employees picked me,” says Miller. Her “fellow employees” were quick to dispense praise for her work at KIHd.

“Susan has been my supervisor for four years…and can answer [nearly] any question,” says Allison Toguchi, who works in Mason’s Learning into Future Environments program. Toguchi praised Miller’s ability to manage complex projects and know what work tasks every employee is assigned. “I am amazed she knows what everybody is doing at one time.”

“I think very highly of her…she has a lot of fans in the office,” says Carmen Rioux-Bailey, an instructional faculty member at KIHd who cited in particular Miller’s handling of a complex and problem-prone office move and reconstruction last summer at KIHd. The office move “fell on Susan’s shoulders, yet she had this sense of project management,” says Rioux-Bailey.

Martin Ford, senior associate dean for the College of Education and Human Development, said in his nominating letter that Miller, in addition to overseeing the office move and reconstruction, oversaw the recruiting and hiring process for new positions. Along with her colleague, Elaine Miller, she managed the accounting process for the graduate enrollment produced by the Special Education Outreach Program.

Miller says her colleagues support the work she does and notes that her employees did as much work as she did during the extensive move.

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