Setting High Standards and Goals

Reach out to Cherisha “Risha” Gaitor next Monday to praise her on being called the second-place recipient of the 2017 President’s Classified Worker of the Year Award– and on commemorating her 11th UNLV anniversary on July 31.

The task

I am the workplace supervisor for Student Union & & occasion services, and an administrative assistant III. I do all the fiscal management and budget plans. Right now I’m working on a big report for the end of the . Throughout the year I keep an eye on the budget plan. We are primarily self-funded. I track the cash can be found in and the costs going out.

Your function in last fall’s Presidential Dispute

The Student Union was heavily utilized throughout the dispute. I took in money from business such as CNN and Fox. I got to go behind the scenes to view Anderson Cooper taping his show live. That is my silver fox. He is so significant.

How you pertained to UNLV

I was operating at CSN (then called CCSN, Neighborhood College of Southern Nevada) and was all set for the next action in my career path. I applied to UNLV and was provided 2 positions. I picked Trainee Union & & event services.

Where you grew up

I was born and raised in Southern Nevada. I finished from Rancho High School in 1998.

First paying task

That would have been a summer job as a custodial assistant. I have been working given that I was 14. We went around the school and cleaned up gum. I remember removing the multipurpose room floor. That’s effort. You have to respect individuals in every task. I worked with a custodian that summertime who said that a lot of teachers would stroll best past her and never ever speak. I bear in mind that and I try to make the effort to talk with individuals. It goes a long way.

Your education

I got my B.A. in journalism and media studies with an emphasis in broadcasting in 2010 from UNLV, utilizing the grant-in-aid advantage. Now I am working on my master of public administration degree I wish to end up in May 2018. I will be the first individual in my family to make a master’s degree.

Future strategies after obtaining that master’s degree.

I simply got back from a dream trip in Pairs and London. I would love to go overseas and discover a location to call house.

Suggestions for brand-new employees

Try your hand at practically anything and everything you can. There are a lot of chances to be on committees. Do not be afraid to take that leadership role. Ensure you keep establishing your mind. Do not become stagnant.

Couldn’t make it through the day without

Stating, “I like you,” to my child girl (Kamani, 12) every morning and every night. Just to have that offers me an excellent amount of peace.

A book, movie, or TV show to suggest

Video game of Thrones, that’s my program. I take inspiration from the Julia Roberts’ film, Consume, Pray, Love. Likewise, I am all about my African culture and like viewing documentaries that help me get to know my roots.

A time you have been daring

Maturing where I grew up, a great deal of individuals wouldn’t anticipate me to be successful. I was surrounded by the hood life, maturing around violence and drugs. I attempted to be various. I attempted not to be thought about a fact. I challenged my environment and came out on top.

Exactly what individuals Nominating Her Had to Say

Heather Rappaport, assistant director of sales & & organisation operations for Trainee Union & & occasion services

As workplace supervisor for the Student Union & & occasion services for more than seven years, Cherisha Gaitor keeps the office of 18 personnel and more than 60 trainees running efficiently. For Risha, it’s not practically being arranged and effective, but likewise having a can-do attitude and group dedication. Whenever someone needs help, whether it’s with their workplace supply order, trainee payroll, or they are lost in the structure, Risha exists to help.

In the spirit of UNLV’s vision, Daring, Different, and Diverse, Risha has shown a commitment to variety by making a conscious effort to be inviting, thoughtful, and inclusive to trainees and colleagues. She is part of the Campus Life Addition & & Change Team, which is assessing Campus Life policies with a lens of inclusivity. In an effort to continue establishing professionally, she took part in the Association of Hispanic Serving Institutions Conference and the Radical Consciousness Conference.

Tanya Salazar, student employee

Risha goes above and beyond for not just her students however for the entire SUES (Trainee Union & & occasion services) team. She developed a desirable work environment and welcoming mindset. She guarantees that she and her co-workers represent UNLV with the greatest of requirements.

She takes pride in being a part of a university that desires be as sustainable as possible. She participates in any method possible to help UNLV be as varied and inclusive as possible.

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