Dr. Kahlib Fischer has been a department chair for the Helms School of Government's online program since the fall of 2011. During that time, he has played a vital role in building and launching new programs including the Helms Schools first graduate offerings in public policy and criminal justice. Proficient with data and productivity applications, there is no question too difficult for him to tackle. Dr. Fischer’s work has led to improvements in the quality of our instruction and service to our students. Dr. Fischer’s dedication, servant's heart, and good humor ensure he is always ready to take on any task. He is a blessing to our team and the students we serve.
Mike Gibbs has been a longstanding employee with IT and has been given the opportunity to learn and grow with some large projects of late. He has approached these new projects with determination and intelligence – learning and accomplishing much in a short period of time. Mike is hardworking, humble, teachable, and very capable. Mike approaches each task efforts with an attitude and aptitude that has earned our respect, and we are happy that he is being recognized for his work.
Brian Lee currently serves as a quality assurance specialist with the Registrar’s Office. His level of commitment to accuracy and excellence is displayed through his great work with our training and auditing processes. Brian always shows an outstanding willingness to help out within the team, no matter what the task. His positive attitude and strong work ethic are respected throughout the entire Registrar’s Office. Congratulations Brian — we are grateful to have you on our team!
Drew Menard has been with the Liberty University News Office since 2012 as a staff writer. He works with departments all across the university to highlight their news and events on Liberty’s website, in the Liberty Journal magazine, and in press releases to local and national media outlets. His versatility is an asset to the News Office and the Marketing Department. He produces short videos to supplement news releases and has used his creativity in a number of projects. His passion to share Liberty’s story shines through in all of his work. He is a hard-working team player. Drew’s friendly nature, professionalism, and heart to serve Christ and others make him a very valuable member of the Liberty family.
Jon Norman serves in the Office of Military Affairs as the military student liaison. Jon assists military and veteran students with needs relating to their military service and benefits. He serves as the staff advisor for the Student Veterans Group, where his mission is to build student veteran connection and community. Jon has served in the Army Reserves for the past ten years and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, which has helped equip him for his position. He is passionate about our students and is excited to serve them any way he can.
Nick Pavlovic gets things done! During the move into the Jerry Falwell Library, he orchestrated much of the communication and work of the moving teams. His problem solving skills have been a blessing over the past year as he has made himself available at any time of the day or week to assist with facility, technology, outreach, or customer service issues. Nick’s responsibilities have entailed organizing library space and meeting rooms for over 470 special events during the past year. He genuinely enjoys working with people by looking for ways to personally and meaningfully serve them. Regardless of the situation, Nick can be counted on to address matters punctually and with a servant’s heart.
Gayle Saxon is a highly experienced administrative assistant. She exemplifies Christian service, performing her work with excellence, a spirit of encouragement, and a sense of ministry.
Laverne Smith is a long-time member of the seminary staff and a proven team player, willing to assume new responsibilities and manage time sensitive tasks. Using knowledge accumulated from various roles, as well as experience as an undergraduate online faculty member, Laverne has become an integral part of the Curriculum and Assessment Office. She has contributed to developing curriculum and assessment processes by analyzing reports, assisting with program reviews and Graduate Senate bills, and tracking/documenting the seminary’s assessment actions. In addition, she remains ever flexible to support the seminary staff as needed. In all of her work, she is thorough and professional. We consider her an asset to the seminary administration.