Human Resources

Employee Spotlight Kathy Mayhugh

Kathy Mayhugh

Office Support Specialist
Department of History

Kathy works in the Department of History as an Office Support Specialist. She is in charge of managing the office, works with the departmental budget, is responsible for updating/maintaining the website and oversees a student assistant. Kathy’s journey at WIU began for her in 1995, when she was hired in the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT). In 2004 she was reassigned to the Department of Agriculture where she worked for twelve years. Through the recent reorganization, she was reassigned to the Department of History. In 2016 she was promoted to her current classification.

Helping people is what Kathy loves most about her position. She added, “I like to problem solve for our students and faculty.” Kathy thinks that Western Illinois University is a great place to work and that the people she works with are awesome!

Kathy credits Sue Shogren as someone that has helped her the most when she came to History. Kathy shared, “Sue would always answer my questions and was always happy to help however she could.”

During her free time, Kathy enjoys reading and spending time with her family, which includes four grandchildren and one on the way.

HR salutes Kathy Mayhugh as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!