Every employee has been hired to perform a specific role in support of the mission of the College, but staff also have a voice in decisions beyond their specific role.
There are so many ways for you to be involved in shaping the governance and community of Williams College.
We are often called upon to recommend staff members to act on various campus committees and working groups. These assignments vary in scale and time commitment, but all committee/working group/college service work is paid.
If you are interested in being "on call" for campus work as it arises, please fill out our Staff Interest Form
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We're always looking for folks to help with WSC initiatives and events.
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The Kudos program allows faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to express appreciation for Williams staff who, by going beyond their regular job responsibilities, have:
- made a contribution to the Williams community
- demonstrated the spirit that makes Williams College a great place to work
Nomination submitted by: Saumya Shinde, Student
“Always greets you with a huge smile, and has started learning ASL to better help students who need it!”
Nomination submitted by: Emerald Dar, Student
“Kurt’s immense kindness, sincerity, and work ethic shines in everything he does—speaking with him always brightens my day! While Kurt is an important member of the Tyler Annex community in several facets, he truly went above and beyond in advocating for me when he noticed a broken piece of equipment in my bathroom. Because I felt guilty about burdening Facilities, I decided to not file a repair request. However, Kurt not only noticed the broken equipment immediately, but he reported the issue on my behalf. Every time we spoke, he then asked me if the equipment had been repaired. I was deeply touched by his level of care and empathy, and I can now fully access my bathroom, all thanks to him! Overall, Kurt is a wonderful friend, highly skilled colleague, and a truly indispensable member of the Williams community. Thank you so much for everything, Kurt! :)”
Nomination submitted by: Shane Baker, Lead Custodian, Facilities
“Kathy has done many things to help and support others. When my car broke down and I had no way home, Kathy gave me a ride home. It wasn’t on her way home, she lives in the other direction. Each day Kathy comes to work and goes above and beyond in her work. You will not find cleaner buildings on campus. She helps people when they need it. They do not need to ask – she just offers to help. Earlier this year she heard of a family having a hard time during the holidays and she helped them financially so that the family could have a good holiday. Kathy is a kind and generous person who I believe should get a Kudos award.”
Nomination submitted by: Kerry Fairs, Departmental Administrative Assistant, Anthropology & Sociology Department
“After a department event, I had offered leftover treats to some students in Hollander Hall. I walked away for a couple of minutes, and when I returned, the entire platter was missing. As the platter needed to be returned to the caterer it belonged to, I went in search of it. I stopped at Paresky to ask about it, on the off chance it had been returned there. I was told that it wasn’t there, but spoke to Chloe, who very kindly took an interest and asked where it should be returned if it was found. Sure enough, Chloe showed up at my door with the platter in question (which was quite large). It had been thoroughly cleaned, and what’s particularly impressive is that she walked in the pouring rain to hand-deliver it to me. She did all of this with a great big smile. I am so appreciative of Chloe’s efficient and friendly attention to my platter disaster. She definitely went above and beyond–thanks, Chloe!”