Residence Life coordinator honored as HR Liaison
Laura Brown
3:06 p.m., April 16, 2007--Laura Brown, a records analyst and coordinator in UD's Office of Residence Life, was met with a bouquet of spring flowers and kudos from colleagues when she arrived at work Thursday morning to the news that she'd been selected as this quarter's HR Liaison.

“I was surprised and excited,” Brown said. “I know how many HR employees there are who do a good job and deserve to be recognized for their work, and I felt honored.”

Brown's primary job responsibilities include keeping attendance records for all professional and salaried staff in Residence Life and Judicial Affairs and processing the payroll for resident assistants and hall directors--approximately 235 employees. She said that her job requires attention to detail and good administrative skills.

“The work can be time-consuming, because every employee is different,” Brown said. Additionally, because she processes the payroll records for primarily student employees, Brown frequently must update records and manage a shifting database.

Brown was nominated for the honor by her supervisor Kathleen Kerr, director of Residence Life, and several colleagues. In addition to the flowers, she will receive a plaque at a breakfast in her honor.

She has been a University employee for 28 years and has held her current position since 1999.

Article by Becca Hutchinson
Photo by Kathy Atkinson