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Employee Spotlight Angela Thomason

Angela Thomason

Office Manager
Communication Sciences & Disorders

Personal Quote: "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." -Confucius

Angela works in the Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Department as an Office Manager. She began her WIU career in May 2008 as an Office Support Specialist in the same department and has progressively promoted to her current position. Angela is the only support staff position in the department and as such has a wide variety of responsibilities including: schedules appointments, purchases equipment, pays bills, monitors departmental funds, orders textbooks for faculty, maintains the departmental Facebook page, and recorder for departmental meetings to name a few. One aspect of her job that Angela likes most is the Graduate Students. "I like to see them grow into professionals, watching how their lives grow even after they graduate from WIU. I enjoy keeping in touch with them through Facebook." One of her most memorable experiences was when the entire CSD program and clinic moved from Currens Hall to the newly renovated space in Memorial Hall. She shares, "My favorite part of our new offices is all the windows that let in wonderful light every day!" Angela's WIU journey began at Spoon River College where she spent a total of 13 years gaining office management skills. At her graduation from SRC she was named Occupational Student of the Year. This achievement gave her the motivation to continue her education when she joined the CSD Dept. While working full-time she continued to take courses towards her Bachelor's Degree and graduated in June 2013 with a BA in General Studies. Those achievements motivated her to, once again, continue on and is presently working toward her Master's Degree. Angela is also a proud mother of three grown sons; Jason, Josh, Scott and an unofficially adopted son, JP. She enjoys spending her spare time with her two dogs Jesse and Jamie as well as scrapbooking. Angela is a very talented singer who enjoys a little karaoke on the side, too!

HR salutes Angela Thomason as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!