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Employee of the Month

Top Employees of March 2019

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Joshua Acord

Dept: Registrar
Title: Assistant Director of Transfer Evaluations

Josh Acord serves on our leadership staff and is considered one of our most experienced members in the department. Throughout his time with us, he has learned many areas of the department, He always shows kindness, a servant’s attitude, and an ability to bring brightness to the office. Josh goes above and beyond assisting our students and coordinating with other staff members. We are very thankful to have Josh as part of our team and congratulate him for being recognized as employee of the month. This is very well deserved!

Douglas Allen

Dept: Access Control
Title: Project Manager for Doors and Hardware

Doug Allen has been with Liberty for over 18 years. He started out repairing vacuums and is now project manager for doors and hardware in Access Control. On any new project, Doug gets quotes; orders the doors, frames, and hardware; and schedules installation. He is a dedicated employee and works tirelessly to make sure a job or project has been completed correctly. Doug is dependable and always comes to work with a good attitude. He is happily married and the proud father of 3 girls and 1 boy. Congratulations, Doug, on a job well done.

Jordan Ballard

Dept: Flames
Title: Cheerleading Coach

Jordan Ballard brings 15 years of college cheerleading experience to Liberty, including four years as an assistant coach and three years as a head cheerleading coach. He came to Liberty in 2001 and was a three-year member of the cheerleading squad, competing at Cheersport Nationals with the coed team. For fourteen years, Ballard worked for Christian Cheerleaders of America, serving as instructor (2003-04), team leader (2005-12), senior team leader (2013-15), and camp director (2016). Congratulations, Jordan!

Corbin Brown

Dept: LU Police Department
Title: Police Officer

Police Officer Corbin Brown provides excellent service to the Liberty University students, staff, and police department. He is a good example of commitment to excellence in all that he does. Some recent situations that Officer Brown handled include assisting a person being threatened in their home, aiding an injured officer from another agency, and helping in the recovery of stolen property. In all of these situations, he worked with the victims and other local law enforcement to bring positive conclusions to the situations. We are glad to have him in the department.

Josh Buechner

Dept: Student Financial Services
Title: Financial Aid Contact Center Agent II

Josh Buechner has been a huge asset to the Contact Center. His role on the Agent II team — taking both escalated and support calls — has supported every member of the FACC team. His drive to learn and ability to teach have made him a leader amongst his peers. He always has a positive attitude and encourages those around him to do the same. Josh has proven himself to be a great asset to the Contact Center. Congratulations on this achievement, Josh!

Rex Freel

Dept: LUO
Title: Admissions Consultant

Rex Freel joined the Liberty University Online Admissions Consulting team in October 2016. Rex has provided stellar service to potential students, guiding them through the application process. He often uses his years of wisdom to lead students toward the best education program that meets their specific goals and dreams. Rex is committed to Liberty University’s mission and vision of helping individuals become Champions for Christ!

Sandy Hill

Dept: Finance & Administration
Title: Accounting Coordinator II

Sandy Hill has been with the Financial Services Department since July 2006. She has worked with Liberty University and related ministries for more than 18 years. As an accounting coordinator, Sandy handles daily reconciliations, accounts payable, and other tasks for several Liberty related ministries. Her Christ-like attitude shines through all she does. She is always available when needed and works diligently to complete all her responsibilities. We are so blessed to work with Sandy. She is an invaluable asset to our department and to Liberty University.

Elliott Lovell

Dept: Analytics & Decision Support
Title: Business Data Analyst II

Elliott Lovell is on the ADS LMS Reporting team. Having taken over the responsibility of Blackboard LMS reporting, Elliott has helped standardize the LMS reporting and make it easier for other teams in ADS to consume this data. He is constantly learning new skillsets that make him valuable to the team and the university. He has a positive attitude and is always willing to assist his customers and teammates. Thank you for all you do, Elliott!

Brittany Minard

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: Morning Show Co-Host/Social Media

Brittany Minard started as the Morning Journey Co-Host just over a year ago. In that short amount of time, she has become an integral part of the morning show with Kenny Robinson. Brittany has brought a fresh, fun viewpoint to the show and is dynamic in her role. She also handles our social media, much of our website strategy, and helps manage The Journey Prayer Connection and Kids Club engagement. Brittany does a great job coaching and directing our Liberty work studies students in their educational experience, especially in social media. We love having Brittany as part of The Journey team!

Meghan Nedow

Dept: Equestrian
Title: Barn Staff

Meghan Nedow is in her third year with the Equestrian Department. She started as a part-time employee working with our trail riding program. She quickly became an essential part of our staff as she took on additional roles with her transition to full-time employment. She has a love of teaching, and her enthusiasm is evident. She is meticulous with the care of our horses and is always happy to share her knowledge with the students we serve. She is endlessly creative and dedicated to introducing people to equine-related activities. Thank you, Meghan, for being a valued member of our staff!

Cindy Schmidt

Dept: Jerry Falwell Library
Title: Head of Library Communication and Outreach

Since joining Liberty’s faculty in 2010, Cindy Schmidt has led the curriculum library and the library’s programming and marketing initiatives. In her current role as Head of Library Communication and Outreach, Cindy spearheads events such as the annual Library Services Fair, DeStress programs, Scholars Series, and Faculty Author Series. She also oversees the library’s tour guides, social media committee, website content, and library promotional materials. Recently, JFL combined two departments under Cindy’s leadership, and she has risen to the challenge and exceeded expectations. We are enormously blessed to have her as a leader on our JFL team. Thank you, Cindy, for serving the LU community at JFL so selflessly and with such excellence!

Megan Smith

Dept: IT Services
Title: Switchboard Operator

Megan Smith has been with the switchboard for 4 years and previously served in facilities. Megan was shy at first, but has since helped the switchboard to run more smoothly. Her kind spirit and willingness to help has not gone unnoticed. She is a vital team member, and we love her here at the switchboard. Congratulations, Megan!

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