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Employee Spotlight Leslie Mose

Leslie Mose

Office Support Specialist
Academic Affairs, QC Campus

"It is great to be a part of this educational process. Education really is life-changing, and I see it every day."

Leslie works in the Academic Affairs area at the Quad Cities Campus in Moline, Illinois. Leslie works in the university Testing Center proctoring exams for students. She helps students schedule their make-up exams, disability resource exams, and provides CLEP and DSST exams to students and community members. She also prepares the university ID cards for students, faculty, and staff. Leslie worked at the previous QC campus building on 60th Street. She began in 1997 as a receptionist, and then moved into the Student Services area providing advising support and Admissions support; then in August 2014 she moved to the Testing Center at the new Riverfront Campus.

Leslie's favorite part of her job is the contact she has with students. She has a sense of pride seeing them come to Western and blossom into educated individuals. She shares, "They come here and just grow educationally, before our eyes. It is great to be a part of this educational process. Education really is life-changing, and I see it every day." One of Leslie's most memorable experiences occurs during finals week. She explains, "It's their last exam, and they're graduating. That makes me feel so good. They appreciate my part in their educational process. Frequently they thank me for my role, and that is always rewarding." Commencement is another "Best Day at Work" for Leslie. "It's always a lot of work, but it's a great event, so much worth all the work to meet the students' families, see them all dressed up, and celebrate their accomplishments."

One of the things that helped Leslie most in her job/career is the coworkers who encouraged her to finish her Bachelor's Degree in December 2010. She shared, "I couldn't have done it without them and their support, I really couldn't."

When she is not working at the beautiful QC Campus, Leslie enjoys gardening, walking, shopping and trying new restaurants with friends. She tells us there are many in the QC area!

HR salutes Leslie Mose as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!