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December 22, 2020

Gina Scott and Kayla Schmidt recognized as Professional Staff of the Week

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Gina Scott, left, and Kayla Schmidt, were recognized as Professional Staff of the Week.

Gina Scott, IT support specialist II in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Kayla Schmidt, human capital specialist I in the College of Health and Human Sciences, were recognized as Professional Staff of the Week at the Dec. 19 and Dec. 21 men's home basketball games, respectively. Faculty Senate, the Office of the President, K-State Athletics and the Division of Communications and Marketing wish to recognize these individuals' contributions to K-State.

Scott has served the College of Veterinary Medicine community in countless ways for 26 years and is a valued member. As a computer information specialist, she has broad responsibilities, especially in the curriculum, to ensure that the teaching mission of the college is fulfilled. She consistently performs these tasks at the highest levels of expertise, competence and professionalism. Management of curricular resources and content via K-State Canvas is among her most important responsibilities and requires daily interactions with students, staff and faculty, all of whom depend on her for timely and unfettered access to instructional materials and content. Unfailingly, Scott imbues every interaction with enthusiasm, compassion and collegiality.

Schmidt joined the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2018. She was awarded the college's Outstanding Staff Award. Schmidt oversees all human resource business for the college. Though entering a newly created position, Schmidt was able to become an immediate asset to the business office, helping the college move to a shared service for all human resource functions and improve current processes and communications through both supervisors and employees. Schmidt is praised by her colleagues as being a true team player who always finds time to help others.

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