Dyann Confer Wins ChE Staff Spotlight Award
Financial Analyst Dyann Confer has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award.
Dyann joined the department in March 2015. From the beginning she has played an essential role in helping us to achieve excellence in our research and educational missions.
Dyann is responsible for analyzing accounts and overhead, maintaining records for endowment and gift accounts, reviewing all appointment documents for faculty, staff and students, and creating monthly and quarterly reports for the Dean’s office – to name just a fraction of what she does for our department.
“Dyann has been invaluable to my research this year working on a limited, tightly controlled federal grant budget, helping make sure we make use of funds even on short notice when we need to use things by the end of the fiscal year,” one faculty member said. “Her helpful and cheerful attitude are a great asset to the department and she deserves recognition for great work.”
Another nominator summarized Dyann as “one of the most hardworking, kind and helpful people in the department. She is always ready and willing to help whenever anyone needs it and does it with a smile.”
“It was so nice to read the kind of things that faculty and staff had nominated me for and made me feel very appreciated by our department,” Dyann said. “It’s a very encouraging feeling to know that we work in a department filled with so many thoughtful faculty and staff who value the work we do.”Tags: Dyann Confer, Financial Analyst, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas ChE, The University of Texas at Austin, UT Austin