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 October 2014


Pat Parsons

Program Coordinator, Center for Career & Calling

“Pat is always kind, graceful, and patient with students, too-busy supervisors, and her peers. She has demonstrated competence far beyond her job description and her attitude has been stellar.” “Pat Parsons has been the model of ‘grace under pressure’ over the past few months as she as picked up an enormous amount of work since the departure of her colleague who was the employer relations manager in the Center for Career and Calling. She has very seamlessly and without complaint assumed most of his responsibilities and has maintained a joyful and gracious spirit throughout this very difficult time of being short-staffed.”


“Pat has been a joy to work with ever since my first days of working in the CCC here on campus. She is consistently reliable in her duties as program coordinator, always friendly, cheerful, calm, ever-patient and enthusiastic when working with the students and employers, as well as our team here in the CCC! Pat is creative, interested in our work, an excellent problem-solver, and regularly extends beyond her job description to help us function well in the CCC. She is a lovely friend, a wonderful mother and deep woman of faith.”


Please join Staff Council in congratulating Pat Parsons as Staff of the Month!