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Staff Employee of the Month

Announcing the January Staff Employee of the Month
Nichole Lenhard, Administrative Assistant II Main Campus, Finance Division

Nichole-LenhardPort St. Lucie resident Nichole Lenhard is being recognized as the Indian River State College January Employee of the Month. Nichole started at IRSC in 2006 part-time as an Institutional Assistant. In 2011, she began working full-time and today serves as an Administrative Assistant II to the Dean of Finance.

Nichole provides direct support to the Dean of Finance with the daily operations of the Finance Division. She serves as the liaison between the Dean of Finance, staff, faculty, vendors and outside customers. She is invaluable to the success of the financial operations of IRSC with responsibilities as varied as answering phone calls, coordinating meetings, recording payments, providing customer service, making travel arrangements, meeting critical deadlines, organizing files, processing expense reports and reimbursements to College employees and ensuring compliance with College policies and procedures. Nichole serves as the front line to all inquiries and requests relating to the Finance Division. With the implementation of Workday for Finance, her role has become vital to the division and the College, as employees utilize Workday’s functionality on travel, expense reports, spend authorizations and reimbursements. She monitors and ensures for compliance, accuracy and completeness of these processes. Nichole consistently puts in extra time and effort to train others and share her knowledge to help improve the Finance Team and IRSC as a whole and is the first to volunteer for extra projects on campus.

Nichole’s co-workers share how she positively impacts the College each day with her commitment to the institution. A co-worker shares, “Nichole is always in a good mood and positive, even when up against deadlines. She will go above and beyond to assist in any area she can.” Another colleague discusses Nichole’s thoroughness saying, “She is detail-oriented, organized and efficient, and knows how to prioritize her tasks on a daily basis.” and continues sharing, “Nichole answers finance-related inquiries and questions in a timely manner.” Finally another co-worker adds, “Nichole is incredibly helpful with any questions regarding Workday, and she makes sure to research any question and provide an answer.”

The Staff Employee of the Month Award recognizes a non-instructional employee. Nominations are evaluated by the Employee Recognition Committee, which is composed of IRSC staff members, faculty and administrators. For more information, contact Committee Chair Sera Addison at (772) 462-7258.

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