touted as Us best supervisor
Divisional Office Manager
is a supervisor nominated for this column by staff he or she
supervises directly. Linda Pardo, divisional office manager
for the University Controller, is the exception.
employees, Theresa Chavez and Fred McEnroe, say she rules.
nominated Linda for the Spotlight because we think she is the
best supervisor anyone could ever dream of having. She is fair,
competent, flexible, peaceful, centered, good-natured and has
a wonderful sense of humor, Chavez said.
a transplant from Oregon, but fits perfectly here in New Mexico.
A Billy the Kid and Lincoln County War buff, she is also interested
in nature, the earth and herbal medicine.
has a great outlook on life. She is a great listener and always
has optimistic advice, McEnroe said. She balances
a very professional attitude with flexibility and respect. She
is inclusive, patient and kind.
is dedicated to work and values the things she does in and outside
the office, Chavez added. Linda is very interested
in us as people. She is supportive of career development, growth
and encourages training.
her healthy workplace has trust as its base and good leaders
at its peak. She reports to LaDene Diamond who works for Associate
Vice President for Business and Finance Bill Britton.
can be supportive because Bill and LaDene are supportive of
me, she said, gesturing toward a message LaDene wrote
on the chalkboard before departing for the Memorial Day break.
May everyone have a happy, healthy, peaceful, productive
and mindful holiday weekend, it read.
she is the spoke in the wheel. She facilitates communication
between those who supervise various areas throughout the operation.
Within the scope of responsibility for the unit are all business
transactions, including payroll, purchasing, contract and grant
accounting, student accounting and cashiers operations, taxation,
accounts receivable, accounts payable, plant fund accounting,
and general accounting.
assures compliance with all financial policies, rules, and regulations
adopted by the University or imposed by external agencies, including
state and federal audit requirements. The Controller also
maintains the official financial records of the University.
diversity and has a background to prove it. At UNM since 1999,
she has also served as corporate director for a human resources
department, managed an art gallery and was a liaison between
universities and international study programs in Greece, Mexico
and England. She holds bachelor and master degrees both in psychology
and Spanish from Indiana University.
follow what I feel drawn to, she said. I came to
the ultimate diversity place to live.
It feels like Camelot right now. It could go away. I hope
not. You have to be ready and be fluid. Its trust versus
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