Marquita defines what it is to be a true team player. Marquita’s primary responsibility is to field administrative data requests and work with clients around the university to develop data models and reports to help them do their jobs. This includes data requests from Human Resources, Business Services, Accounting and Finance, Budget, and Sponsored Project Accounting. In addition to fulfilling these requests, she has worked on reporting components of university-wide initiates such as the implementation of EPAF, Research Initiative, Employee Evaluation, Payroll Process Improvement and the Cognos 10.2.2 upgrade.
Marquita has become one of the go-to people for our department. She is always willing to take on more work, seek process improvements towards meeting efficiency goals and expand her skillset. For our department, Marquita has taken the lead in UC4 application development. Not only is she developing and maintaining solutions, she is also training other staff members on this critical tool. I think one of her best qualities is that she is outgoing and is always willing to collaborate with team members regardless of organizational lines. As her manager, it’s such a benefit to have an employee who is so dedicated to the vision of the department and the university. She consistently puts in extra hours to meet deadlines and keep the flow of work moving.
Outside the office, Marquita has participated in ICT extracurricular activities such as the 3-on-3 basketball team and ICT’s volleyball team. I believe her participation in activities such as these enhance the relationships she has with her peers which is key in building trust within a division. Staff from around the department often stop by for a quick chat which demonstrates this.