Campus News - April 23, 2001
Garley stays involved at UNM-Valencia
Serves as president of UNM-Valencia Staff Association
By Chad Perry
Garley doesnt see her role so much as "office administrator,"
but as a problem solver in the UNM-Valencia Campus Dean of Instructions
Garley is approached daily by faculty who come to me to resolve issues,
she said. I manage the office and that means that Im involved with
anything to do with faculty support.
Besides assisting the dean and faculty, Garley also oversees a staff that includes
workstudies and receptionists. She is also directly responsible for strategic
planning for the deans office, as well as coordinating budgets for her
office and all of the faculty departments.
Probably her most important task, though, is coordinating scheduling of classes
between department chairs and the dean. This is a very important task because
these schedules are then posted on the UNM-Valencia website and are produced
in printed form before the fall and spring semesters.
She, in fact, designed a schedule for the campus once. The public affairs position was open and a schedule needed to go to press.
But I dont really know how to do desktop publishing, Garley
explained, so I did it in Word.
I really enjoy doing different things, she continued. I will
volunteer to fill in. Because of that I feel I have a better understanding of
As of July 2001, Garley will celebrate her fifth anniversary at the UNM-Valencia
Campus. She started as an administrative assistant III, then became the scheduling
coordinator, and was recently named office administrator.
What changes has she seen in five years?
Ive seen a bottom-to-top effort made in the future direction on
this campus through the strategic planning process, Garley said. There
is a sense of constancy and a sense of progress here, and this progress has
come with a sense of stability.
Garley was very involved in the UNM-Valencia Campuss recently completed
strategic plan. She plays a key role on the UNM-Valencia Strategic Planning
Committee as she is the current president of the UNM-Valencia Staff Association.
Being president of the staff association has been a professional development
experience for me, she said. I have been surprised about how it
has benefited me personally. Ive gotten to know my co-workers so much
Garley needs only six more hours to complete a masters in public administration. She and her husband Ed have eight grandchildren and are currently raising their 10-year-old grandson, Clinton. She said that between her job, school and Clinton, she doesnt have much time for anything else. But Clinton keeps us young, she added.
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