The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to Sarah Kole, Housing Operations Coordinator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
There are just over 22-hundred students, living in 6 different residence halls at UNO and Sarah is in charge of making sure that almost one thousand of those students have a place to stay. Having worked in Housing and Residence Life for the past four years, Sarah does everything in her power to ensure that every student who lives on campus has the best possible housing experience.
In charge of the application process for two of those 6 dorms, Sarah works hard to make sure that the students understand the process and are provided with all of the information they need for on campus housing. Not only is she in charge of their application process, but Sarah has also helped develop and implement the university’s new RoomSync system that helps match those students to their new roommates.
Sarah’s experience also extends to other parts of campus, often working with partners such as International Studies, Air Force ROTC, Honors, the Thompson Learning Community and many others whose students may meet special housing requirements.
Aside from dealing with the hectic workload of the campus housing process, Sarah is also a certified Gallop Strengths Coach. Taking time out of her busy schedule, she meets individually with each Resident Assistant and RHA member to discuss their strengths and to teach them how to use those strengths in the classroom, work and in everyday life.
Her co-workers describe her as a superior communicator and adaptor. With an already 25 percent increase in housing applications for next Fall, Sarah’s peers repeatedly highlight her ability to prioritize and jump from one task to the next. When it comes to housing procedures, information, applications, emails and phone calls; Sarah never leaves a gray area.
The Kudos Award
The University of Nebraska Office of the President has established the Kudos Awardto recognize the accomplishments of outstanding employees from across the four University of Nebraska campuses. Winners are recognized at a Board of Regents meeting. Employees are encouraged to nominate co-workers who deserve special recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Know of a UNO staff member who deserves this honor? Contact Staff Advisory Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate an employee.
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About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.