Julianna Jones Heads West

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HCDE staff members Gian Bruno and Julianna Jones at the 2011 HCDE Graduation Ceremony.

HCDE staff members Gian Bruno and Julianna Jones at the 2011 HCDE Graduation Ceremony. Photo: Lisa Yamasaki

Julianna Jones, HCDE Assistant to the Chair, will be heading slightly West on July 1 to Gerberding Hall, where she joins the staff in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel as their newest Academic Human Resources (HR) Specialist.

Julianna has been with HCDE for 2 1/2 years as the Assistant to the Chair. The Department was in the midst of its changing identity and growing pains during her time here, and Julianna helped make the transition as painless as possible.

In addition to her expertise in academic HR, Julianna played an integral role in organizing and hosting two HCDE Open Houses. She also welcomed and oriented numerous new faculty and part-time lecturers to the department. HCDE Administrative Assistant Lisa Yamasaki commented that she was always struck by how "professional, positive, and poised" Julianna was.

Department Chair Jan Spyridakis commented on Julianna's contributions to the department: "Julianna has been an invaluable and dedicated team player in the HCDE Department for the past 2 1/2 years. In addition to her excellent work as my assistant, Julianna's knowledge of academic HR was helped HCDE improve and streamline HCDE procedures. Her artistic talent aided HCDE in its rebranding efforts, and her eye for design helped make the Department beautiful. While I am sad to see her go, Julianna will surely thrive as the newest Academic Human Resources Specialist in the Vice Provost’s office, and I look forward to seeing her put her skills to use in a UW-wide capacity."