A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 10, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 7


Margie Wilson Is Staff Employee of the Year

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Margie Wilson, administrative analyst/specialist for Athletics and Recreational Sports, was named 2006 Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year. She is described as the “department’s Rock of Gibraltar,” providing accounting and human resources management to 13 varsity sport programs and recreational sports.

Wilson began her career on campus in 1973 in the Department of Physical Education. Since then, she has grown professionally by educating herself on the job, taking advantage of campus opportunities, and using her own resourcefulness to improve her skills. Her expertise extends to understanding the complexities of the general fund budget, as well as student fee budget and foundation budget processes.

Not only is Wilson knowledgeable, but she also works diligently to ensure that a project is completed correctly, on time, every time. Although the office is a dynamic, busy, and often-chaotic environment, her co-workers report that she retains her efficiency while remaining patient and helpful to all those with whom she comes in contact. She is reported to be “the glue that holds the program together” and is “perceived by coaches as someone truly special.”

Because the athletics program interacts with all campus entities, Wilson works regularly with staff and students in other departments in addition to the nearly 50 employees of her department. She also works with vendors, boosters, and volunteers who conduct business with the athletics program. Because of her dedication, she is described as “a phenomenal employee with gifts that make this university a very special place,” “a commendable ambassador of the University,” and “a true Wildcat.”

During her career on campus, Wilson has been involved with Staff Council, CMS Transition teams, the Athletic Hall of Fame, and other volunteer committee projects within the athletics program. On her own time, she has combined her love of horses with volunteering at a local riding stable for several years, teaching and supervising young riders.

—Terry Battle, chair of Staff Council (information from nomination packets)