Top Employees of April 2017

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Kerry Bridges

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: BAS Technician

Kerry has been with Liberty for over six years after he and his wife Leigh Ann of 26 years moved here from Charlotte, NC. They have three children and love spending time outdoors, including hiking, kayaking, and exploring the Virginia countryside. Kerry, you are an asset to our department and we appreciate your hard work and willingness to go the extra mile. Congratulations!

Lindsay Burgess

Dept: Academics
Title: Tutoring Coordinator

Lindsay is responsible for overseeing the operations of one-on-one and group tutoring for approximately 50 subject areas. She is also responsible for the training, development, and quality assurance of over 20 tutors. Since joining CASAS last summer, Lindsay has implemented and executed new scheduling software and locations for both tutors and students, new survey methods, and a variety of analytics based on student and academic performance data. Lindsay demonstrates consistent character, integrity, and cheerfulness, and CASAS is grateful for her selfless work ethic and the immense value she has added to the operation in such a short time.

Jason Byrd

Dept: Registrar
Title: Associate Registrar for Academic Operations

Jason Byrd has worked in the Office of Registrar for the last year and a half as the associate registrar for Academic Operations. He plays a vital role in multiple areas of the office that include scheduling, curriculum, grades, and communication with students, staff, and faculty all across campus. Since Jason has been with us, he has exuded exemplary leadership skills and is always willing to take on projects and assist with improving processes. We appreciate his reliability and dedication to his team, our office, and the university.

Randy Campbell

Dept: LU Police Department
Title: Lead Instructor

Randy Campbell’s efforts in the planning, logistics, and execution of the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) class held at Liberty University on Feb. 8, 2017 are hereby recognized. The public safety education of the staff and faculty at Liberty University is of the utmost importance. This class was a first step toward training in areas that could save countless lives. Randy’s work in the Training Division, along with the ownership that he has taken in Liberty University Police Department, is greatly appreciated. Randy’s outstanding performance, exceptional diligence, and loyal devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest standards of the LU Police Department.

Mary Dowell

Dept: Academics
Title: Director of UG Simulation Center

Mary works to support the faculty and staff in the simulation-learning environment at the School of Nursing. She accesses, designs, and executes simulation scenarios to provide valuable learning experiences for nursing students in a safe environment, preparing them for safe patient care in the hospital setting. She also assists with student remediation for those who need one-on-one training to become successful, and she supervises 10-20 lab staff and student workers. All aspects of her job are performed with grace, kindness, and servant leadership. Mary is a valuable asset to the School of Nursing.

Josh Eble

Dept: IT Services
Title: Systems Administrator

Josh has become a core member of the DBA team in System Operations, taking ownership of many Banner-related tasks and management duties. He has taken part in leading several successful Banner upgrades and has a reputation for always being helpful and responsive. Josh’s drive to investigate problems and dig around, beneath, or through a wall provide both a great example to his fellow co-workers and an invaluable service to LUIS.

Victoria Hyden

Dept: Academics
Title: Administrative Assistant & Director of Operations

Liberty Law is grateful for Victoria Hyden’s dedication and servant attitude. She wears two hats: assistant for Admissions staff and as director of operations for the entire law school. Faculty, staff, students, and prospective students all depend upon her to provide effective assistance. She works diligently, strives for accuracy and thoroughness in her tasks, is a great team player, and greets everyone with a big smile. Liberty Law is pleased to have Victoria as a part of its team.

Cheryl Job

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: Quality Control Specialist

Cheryl Job has been with the Quality Control team in Marketing since 2014. She is hardworking and conscientious, dedicated to making university communications clear and free of errors. In Oct. 2016, she took on managing Liberty Press (in addition to her current role) and has worked tirelessly to learn the business, serving both Liberty Press and Liberty Mountain Publishing authors. She continually strives to honor God in everything she does and prays faithfully for her work, her co-workers, and the university. She goes above and beyond, no matter the project, and the university is stronger for it. Cheryl is an encouragement and a blessing to all who work with her.

Glenn Loving

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Recycling Supervisor

Glenn has been with the Liberty family for almost 10 years and is a supervisor in the Grounds Department, Waste and Recycling Division. He can be found all across campus collecting and coordinating recycling efforts of university offices and residence halls. Glenn is a dedicated, courteous worker and greets everyone with a smile. He is a native of Lynchburg and has been married 20 years with two children, an 18-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. Glenn is a sincere Christian with a heart for missions, especially India, where he has visited. Congratulations, Glenn. You are a blessing!

Amanda Melton

Dept: Academics
Title: Department Administrator

Amanda Melton is an invaluable staff member within the Community Care & Counseling department of the School of Behavioral Sciences. As department administrator, she coordinates a variety of activities that touch every aspect of our department. She provides direction to the staff and is efficient at handling high volumes of work. She is dependable, professional, and highly responsible, no matter the task. Amanda creates a congenial atmosphere where staff work well together, accomplishing the requirements and expectations of the department. We are privileged and proud to have Amanda Melton on our team!

Steve Nelson

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Horticulture Supervisor

Steve has worked in the Grounds Department for three years. He is married with four children and four grandchildren. He graduated from Liberty and the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and one of his daughters currently attends Liberty. Steve worked for the Grounds Department from 1977-84, and we are glad he decided to come back. He is a hard worker with a wonderful attitude of service. Steve currently serves on the board of Worldwide Proclamation in Kenya. Congratulations Steve, for a job well done!

Mikayla Parlos

Dept: Enrollment Management
Title: International Graduate Admissions Advisor

Mikayla has worked faithfully in International Graduate Admissions for the last two years. Emails, phone calls, processing admissions documents, meeting with prospective international graduate students, and hosting graduate students on campus are just a few of the things that Mikayla does on a daily basis. Mikayla has demonstrated her love of working with our international students through both the admissions process and while they are on campus. Mikayla is always coming up with new ideas on how to improve and streamline the admissions process. Congratulations!

Bethany Scott

Dept: Finance & Administration
Title: Senior Tax Accountant

Bethany Scott joined the Tax Department in May 2015, and has quickly become a valued member of our team. She graduated from Liberty with a Master of Science in Accounting in 2013 and came to us with experience in both corporate and public accounting. She is proficient in tax research and works hard to ensure that the university’s federal, state, and local tax returns are prepared accurately.In July 2016, the Tax Department merged with Internal Audit and Bethany has taken on responsibility in this area as well. We appreciate her professionalism, positive attitude, and eagerness to tackle new projects. Congratulations, Bethany!

Kathy Shaibani

Dept: Academics
Title: Faculty Secretary

Kathy Shaibani serves as a faculty secretary in the School of Law and supports numerous faculty members in their teaching, scholarship, and service to the law school. Kathy brings much more to her position beyond the normal skills required to be an exceptional secretary or assistant. She is an accomplished editor and often lends her expertise to assist faculty in editing their scholarly publications. Kathy has been instrumental in assisting with the development of Liberty University’s Fulbright Program contributing significant amounts of time and energy to the endeavor. Her positive attitude is a daily reminder of the blessing she is to Liberty. Kathy is a valued member of the law school community.

Jarrod Stillings

Dept: LUO
Title: Director of Operations

For more than seven years, Jarrod Stillings has diligently served Liberty University Online. Jarrod is an experienced communicator and has the ability to clearly communicate diverse concepts and ideas to a variety of audiences. Every day, he demonstrates initiative and comes up with new ideas. Jarrod is diligent, confident, creative, and a skilled problem solver. He is a team player and continually goes the extra mile for benefit of the team. We are thankful for Jarrod and his continued dedication and ongoing contributions to the university.