Michelle Howell Executive Administrative Assistant II, Erickson School 2011-2012 Presidential Distinguished Staff Award,
Since joining UMBC in 2001, Michelle Howell has exercised great dedication to the university. In addition to her duties as program management specialist for the Erickson School, she shares responsibilities for business-related issues and provides executive-level support for the dean, the graduate program director, the faculty and part-time lecturers.
The Erickson School’s undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs continue to expand, and Howell has been an instrumental part of that growth. She helps advise students on curriculum requirements, course selection, registration procedures and transfer of credit. She recommends waiver of requirements, substitutions and exemptions, assists with the development of course schedules and materials and coordinates all classroom requests.
Howell’s attention to detail and desire to improve performance led her to seek out training and master a wide set of skills, including student administration, the graduate application summary, student financials, UMBC advising practices, PeopleSoft and UMBC time entry and payroll processes.
She is known for taking great care in completing tasks and tying loose ends for students, faculty and university offices. She possesses an ability and willingness to handle multiple priorities and takes initiative well outside the parameters of her job to help support the Erickson School, and to make sure students and the university at large are well served.