Did you know there’s a global day set aside to thank administrative staff? Just as teachers and academics are recognised for their skill sets, so too are our administrative professionals who play an essential role in helping our College to operate effectively. This Friday 6 May is National Administrative Professionals Day!
In light of this day, Excelsia College wants to thank all of our administrative staff who work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the College. We might not always see them around, but we wouldn’t be the same without their help.
The International Association of Administrative Professionals defines administrative professionals as ‘an extension of the executive team as tasks become more automated and admins are more efficient than ever. Admins are business partners to the executive, executives, departments, and companies they support’ (International Association of Administrative Professionals, n.d.).
Our administrative staff do so much in helping students and our academic community within our five different schools (education, counselling, social work, business and creative and performing arts). From creating classes on Excelsia’s online student portal ExO, to answering student queries, to helping lecturers and assisting with moderation, our administrative staff help to create a better learning experience for all our students, and to align the College to the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF). This team includes Kathryn Honor, Nermine Morcos, Kim Rodgers, Zoe Sadler, Joanna Swadling, Kathy Brunker, Jo Jun, Jennifer Khoo and Gail Ecob.
A few of these lovely ladies have shared what they enjoy most about their roles:
Gail Ecob – ‘I love being part of a team that not only teaches the values and qualities of social work, but also models them as well. To work with a team that supports and encourages you each day.’
Kathy Brunker – ‘The two things I enjoy most about my role are the lovely staff that I work with and the variety in the work that I perform.’
Kim Rodgers – ‘I love to solve problems and help our team shine!’
Nermine Morcos – ‘What I enjoy most about my job is the challenge to hold everything together and keep things running smoothly in a timely manner.’
Excelsia College is so glad that you are here and thank you for all that you do in helping the College to run smoothly!
International Association of Administrative Professionals. (n.d.). About the profession. https://www.iaap-hq.org/page/about_profession#whatis