Staff Council

Staff Recognition

SPU staff members of the month are nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council. If you would like to nominate a person for this recognition, proceed to the nomination page.

Meet the SPU Staff Member of the Month for September 2015

Jobe Korb-Nice

Senior Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Hometown: Camden, Maine

How long have you been at SPU?
Thirteen years — since 2002.

How does your faith impact your work?
I intentionally sought out, and chose to work at, a place that values faith. I also wanted to work alongside people who incorporate faith into all aspects of their work and lives. It’s a privilege to work at SPU and push our clear message to people around the globe.

What’s something that few people know about you?
I was a collegiate athlete and ran cross country and played baseball. Now I run as part of my commute to and from work — and I’m often looking for my next victory moment along the Burke-Gilman!

What’s something important that you’d want people to know about you?
I love the opportunity to shepherd and create experiences for young people, especially my 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. My family recently returned from Norway. My wife and I took the kids to visit family members who still live in Norway. It was important to me to share our family heritage with them.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
I love my family. We’re an active bunch and are constantly on the move between the kid’s activities, hosting people at our house and exploring the great Pacific Northwest. And, of course, rooting on the famed Red Sox and Seahawks is part of what we do!

What’s your favorite part about your job?
A hallmark of working at SPU is the opportunity to work alongside talented and capable people. I’ve learned a lot from numerous faculty and staff over my years at SPU. The learning continues with each new challenge or goal faced, which brings a lot of satisfaction.

Please join Staff Council in congratulating Jobe Korb-Nice as Staff of the Month!