Beginning this fall, Outlook will feature a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Classified Senate selects an employee monthly to acknowledge and recognize those who are setting the standards for excellence and innovation. The monthly Outlook feature, titled "Great Job," will provide a glimpse into the honoree's life at and away from work.
Q&A with Connie Garrett, employee benefits specialist in University Human Resources:
How long have you worked at OHIO?
I have 20 years of service at the university. Previous to UHR, I worked in electrical and computer engineering.
What are the coolest things about your job?
The networking and all of the great people I have met and assisted.
What does Ohio University mean to you?
Ohio University has been the backbone of where I have chose to work, network and build long-term peer relationships. The mentoring that I have gained from past managers and current co-workers has been tremendous. My daughter attends school here and the university has been very good to me and my family.
What was the last good book you read?
Something from Danielle Steele.
If you weren't in your present job, what would you be doing?
I would probably be working as a psychiatric nurse or something in the health field. I have seen what positive changes can do for people and find the health field very interesting.
What are the most important things to you?
Faith, family, friends, good health, and my job.
What do you do to relax outside work?
Spending time with my family and friends, reading, cooking, and horses.
What is something that most people don't know you?
My favorite animal is a giraffe.