Rebecca Harty serves as the business manager in the department of occupational therapy. In this role, she is responsible for budgetary planning, fiscal management, human resource activities and other business matters. She has a calm demeanor, exceptional attention to detail and impressive work ethic, colleagues said.
“I’ve never met someone so knowledgeable on so many topics, so friendly or so incredibly helpful,” a co-worker wrote. “If you need information, she has it at her fingertips; if you need a quick chat, she’ll give you five minutes; if you need help doing anything at all, Rebecca is right there to lend a hand.”
Nominators noted that in the past year Harty’s workload has greatly expanded as the department has undergone a period of enormous growth, including a tripling of degree programs and an increase in the number of faculty members.
“Understandably, such development requires an immense time commitment, superb organizational skills, effective communication skills, precise coordination and checking in with a variety of stakeholders,” a colleague wrote. “Rebecca is consistently meeting or exceeding the many demands associated with these tasks.”