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Published September 24, 2018
Ann Roberson, in the University of Wyoming Extension state office, has received the organization’s 2018 Administrative Professional of the Year Award.
She was presented the honor Thursday, Sept. 13, during the extension office associates’ professional development conference in Afton.
Roberson, of Laramie, joined UW Extension in 2010, where she worked in the Wyoming State 4-H Office in the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She then accepted the administrative associate position in the state extension office in 2014.
Her job is complex, demanding and can be stressful, says Mary Kay Wardlaw, associate director of UW Extension.
“Yet, she is quick to smile, will always give a ‘Yes, I can’ response and exemplifies outstanding customer service to educators, specialists, administrators and the general public,” Wardlaw says. “She is our rock and keeps us well-grounded.”
Nominators also cited her customer service skills, patient demeanor and her willingness to go above and beyond in her responsibilities. She frequently serves on search committees to help hire staff and participates in special events throughout the year.
Wardlaw notes she and fellow Associate Director Kelly Crane are often out of town as part of their assignments.
“The only way we can be effective in our jobs is by having Ann handling and managing the office on campus,” she says.
UW Extension has offices in every county and the Wind River Indian Reservation.