Saint Martin's staff member named to board role on national organization

Wednesday, November 17, 2003

Lacey - Linda Gersib, a program specialist for the Saint Martin's College athletic department, has been appointed as chair of the National Association of Educational Office Professionals’ Higher Education Council. She was installed this summer at the organization’s annual conference in Boise, Idaho.

Gersib, a 10-year employee of Saint Martin’s, earned her associates degree from the college and participates in numerous activities and committees at Saint Martin’s. Her appointment to a board position on the association was made by its president, E. Anne Bomar of Kentucky.

The National Association of Education Office Professionals, established in 1934, provides office employees working in elementary, high school/technical schools and higher education institutions with opportunities for professional growth, leadership, service and fellowship. Through academic programs, training, workshops, conferences and recognition of achievements, the organization supports school office employees and recognizes their role in furthering the effectiveness of the educational process, Gersib said.

"I can't begin to tell you what the association has done for me professionally and personally,” Gersib said. “The benefits are many, but the most valuable is the Professional Standards Program, which promotes professional growth."

Gersib says the association has enabled her to network with other people nationwide to share information and ideas.

For more information about the association, please visit its website, www.naeop.org.

For more information:

Linda Gersib, program specialist
Athletics department
360-438-4305 or lgersib@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator/senior editor
360-438-4541or dpartlow@stmartin.edu