Aaron Stewart has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for August 2023. He is the facilities business manager for UIS Facilities and Services.
Stewart's nominator commends his work for demonstrating exceptional performance and his ability to handle an extensive workload with precision and efficiency. His knowledge of different programs and systems across campus makes him invaluable when assistance is needed.
“Aaron demonstrates a consistently positive attitude toward his job, earning him immense respect from colleagues, subordinates and university leaders,” said Chuck Coderko, his supervisor and associate vice chancellor of facilities and services. “His pleasant demeanor and straightforward approach make him approachable to others, creating an environment where open communication and collaboration thrive.”
His cross-departmental collaboration with the University of Illinois System, Illinois Capital Development Board and other units, ensures UIS continues to adhere to financial protocols. Stewart's initiative has significantly improved work order management, fiscal reporting, security access control, budget management, contract renewal process and end-of-year closeout procedures.
“Aaron’s unwavering commitment to the university is truly admirable,” Coderko said. “His dedication is evident through his active participation and volunteering in various university committees, showcasing his willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the university.”
At UIS, Stewart also serves on the Campus Senate, the Civil Service Advisory Council and the University Planning & Budget Committee.
His nominators said Stewart creates a positive workplace environment and his character helps create a motivated and productive team.