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L-R: Janey Boney, Adam Grimm, Cyndi Parsons, Lindsay Radomski (holding certificate), Tania Basta, Amanda Graham

Photo courtesy of: Classified Senate

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Meet December 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Lindsay Radomski

Great job Lindsay!

The purpose of the Non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month award is to acknowledge and recognize those who are setting the standards for excellence and innovation at Ohio University.

This recognition is Classified Senate’s way of awarding those employees who have shown outstanding individual achievement and performance of their jobs, while inspiring and supporting the achievement of others. Criteria include:

  • Positive attitude and serving as a role model
  • Productivity and commitment to quality
  • Initiative and taking on additional responsibilities


The December 2018 recipient is Lindsay Radomski, an administrative specialist, who was nominated by Tania Basta, chair of the Ohio University Department of Social and Public Health.

The following are a sampling of the remarks Basta made about Radomski on her nomination form:

  • Lindsay goes above and beyond 100 percent every day for this department. If I ask her to do something, it is completed immediately and in a manner that always far exceeds my expectations.
  • She is always in a positive mood, which positively impacts everyone in the department – faculty, students and staff. I will often ask Lindsay to do something and she will respond with “I’ve already done it.” I do not know how this department would operate without her … she is glue that holds the department together!
  • Last spring, she helped navigate the scheduling of three simultaneous job searches and, while it was stressful, she was able to accomplish the task while interacting with many different stakeholders at the same time. I saw this as a test of the job and she passed with flying colors.
  • She recently was tasked with scheduling the travel of 12 students to a national conference in San Diego and was able to make all the necessary travel arrangements in less than a week.
  • Lindsay understands my “fast pace” work environment and thrives on multitasking. She understands the requirements of the job but is also able to anticipate activities that need to be completed before I ask her to do them. We work very well together and I firmly believe that the department has accomplished more this academic year because of Lindsay’s infectious attitude and commitment to her job. I hope we are able to keep her in my department for years to come!


These are Radomski’s answers to some get-to-know-you questions:

How surprised were you to win the Employee of the Month award?

I was completely surprised. I thought I was coming into a meeting to fix something and instead I came into a room filled with faculty, staff and friends all applauding me.

What is your job title and how long have you worked it?

I am the administrative specialist for the Department of Social and Public Health. I have been in this position since June 2017, but have been with the University for about three and a half years.

What are the most enjoyable things about your job?

So many things come to mind. I have an amazing boss, great faculty and I have made so many friends working here in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

What is your hometown and where do you live now?

I was born and raised in Gahanna, Ohio, but once I came to OHIO for school in 2009, I never left. So Athens is home now.

What are your long-term goals?

My long-term goals are to get another dog, buy a new house that has more land that we can fence in for the dogs and to buy a new car.

What was the last good book you read?

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, I highly recommend it to everyone.

If you weren’t in your present job, you would be working as a ______.

An event coordinator. When I am not working my current job, I love to help friends plan all kinds of events, but my favorite is helping to plan weddings.

What things in life are the most important to you?

My wife, my animals, my family and my friends.

Where is your favorite vacation destination?

Anywhere with a beach or pool.

What are your hobbies?

Hiking, cleaning/organizing, event planning, watching movies and shopping.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I have never broken a bone.

What are your favorite TV shows?

Gilmore Girls, Food Network and Property Brothers

Who are your favorite musicians?

That’s difficult, I love all kinds of music but have been on a country music kick recently.

What is the next big event you can't wait for?

My best friend is getting married! I am so excited to be a matron of honor for the first time and to help her plan her special day.

Who are your favorite celebrities?

That’s also a difficult question but if I had to choose, I love Ellen and Melissa McCarthy.

What is your dream car/truck/SUV?

I would love a Subaru Forrester or a Toyota Tacoma.

What is your favorite saying or quote?  

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”