Human Resources

Employee Spotlight Nancy West

Nancy West

Office Support Specialist
Broadcasting & Journalism Dept.

“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” -1st Peter 5:8

Nancy began her career at Western Illinois University in February 2015 as an Office Support Specialist in the Math Dept. After being laid off for two months, she returned to WIU in the Broadcasting & Journalism Dept., where she currently works. Nancy shared that she feels very fortunate to be in this department. Some of Nancy’s duties include: supporting the department anyway she can, she problem-solves, helps students with their schedules, is in charge of the departmental budget, collects syllabi from the faculty, enters the class schedules, takes meeting minutes, plans the spring banquet, orders awards, processes the mail, and processes tuition waivers & scholarships. Nancy is a very busy lady!

It’s easy to see what she enjoys most from her job…her interaction with the students. She lights up when she shares, “We have wonderful students! They are so bright and they are go-getters! They get involved and keep trying new things. Our faculty also goes all out to help our students. Buzz has an open door policy and he is always helping our students!”

Kelly Harkey is someone who has helped Nancy in her work at WIU! “She answered tons of my questions. She has been wonderful!”

In her spare time, you will find Nancy with her family (she has 4 children), friends, and doing anything outdoors…gardening, fishing, and being with her cats and horses.

HR salutes Nancy West as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!