Robinson Photo © Evanston Photographic
Curtis Robinson profiled as "Unsung
Staff" in latest issue of Northwestern University Staff Advisory
the Summer 2008 Newsletter; special thanks to Lynn Steiner of the
Feinberg School, who is the current chair of the NUSAC Communications
NUSAC would like to acknowledge the
contributions of unsung staff at Northwestern. With that in mind,
we will be interviewing individual staff for the newsletter to introduce
you to some of your fellow dedicated employees at the University
that you might not have had the pleasure to work with.
Curtis Robinson is a senior office
service worker in the mailroom at Kellogg School of Management;
he has worked for Kellogg for 4 years. His colleagues note that
Curtis is always helpful and smiling whenever you see him.
What is one of the most challenging
situations you have faced at Northwestern?
My most challenging situation was when I was promoted to supervisor
of the mailroom;
having to deal with a large facility like Kellogg and managing a
When you are not at the University, what do you do for
fun and relaxation?
I love going to the lakefront, going out to eat and to the movies.
What do you think would benefit staff either in your
school or University-wide?
To be able to take advantage of the tuition program at Northwestern.
Where do you like to go with your co-workers to lunch?
Fish Keg and DD Dawgs.
Why do you think Northwestern is a good place to work?
There are a lot of opportunities here at Kellogg, we are appreciated
by our dean each year for the hard work that we do; it’s a
wonderful feeling just knowing that others really appreciate you.
How have you taken advantage of the other benefits/
events/ organizations here?
I wanted to take a real-estate class here at Northwestern; when
I started looking into taking the class here I got inspired and
ended up taking a course at Caldwell Real Estate.
Has there been anyone here that you feel has been especially
beneficial to you as a mentor, an inspiration, or a colleague? How?
Carol Cahill, she amazes me. I figure if she can manage this whole
building then I can manage my little mailroom.
Do you have a motto/ words of inspiration for the Northwestern
If you want to succeed, work hard and you can do it. Don’t
stop working hard.