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Kim Ross, Director of Accounting for Foundations, Is the Employee of the Month for October

Kim Ross, the director of accounting for foundations in the Office of Development, is the October Employee of the Month.

Ross has been employed by the University since 2017.

Ross was recognized for her work ethic, commitment and dedication to the University while serving as a key asset to foundations. Her colleagues said she is a team builder, motivator, possesses excellent organizational skills and has a great sense of humor.

According to Maggie Libby, associate vice president for foundations, "In Kim's short time in her role, she has jumped in with both feet and has done an extraordinary job taking the reins in the accounting department. She has worked tirelessly seven days a week. She is incredibly dedicated, committed and talented."

Donna Manglicmot, the foundations board coordinator, said Ross was one of the calmest and hardest working individuals she has worked with.

"Ms. Ross has gone above and beyond the call of duty," she said. "We are lucky to have her as a member of our team."


The University Employee of the Month Selection Committee encourages employees to nominate their outstanding, "go the extra mile" colleagues and employees. This program is designed to acknowledge and reward employees whose accomplishments and/or demeanor exemplify excellence, quality service and commitment to ODU. Classified and AP faculty employees receive a framed certificate from the president, $175 and one day of leave. Hourly winners get $250, since they are not eligible to receive recognition leave.

Note: The selection committee needs specific examples that relate to each applicable criterion in order to select a nominee for the award. Nominations remain active for six months from date of submission and nominators may submit additional documentation to support a nominee during the active six months.

The criteria used to nominate an employee include the following:

  • An outstanding accomplishment that benefited the department/students
  • Extraordinary service to internal and/or external customers
  • Inspiring initiative/leadership
  • Enthusiasm/energy given to assigned work
  • Teamwork
  • Exemplary efforts to nurture a climate of care, concern and civility and;
  • Creative innovations to service, process or work tools.

For more information contact Jerry Dye at jedye@odu.edu or 683-3046, or visit ODU's Employee of the Month website.

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