Meet the August Employees of the Month

Jennifer Jedlicka
University Support Staff Employee of the Month
August 2012
Started: December 2006
Current title: University Honors Program administrative assistant

What that means: Jedlicka provides technical and clerical support for the program in many areas, including admissions processing, records and scholarship management, technology coordination, and scheduling. She is relied upon to provide essential reports, guidance on processes and procedures, and assistance so that program events run smoothly.

Notable: Jedlicka’s database management, such as admissions and graduation tracking, keeps the office running efficiently. She is dedicated to the welfare of each Honors Program student.. With a budget that nearly doubled over the past few years, she has taken on increasing responsibilities for processing the expanded scholarships and awards. Her accomplished people skills contribute to the smooth integration of new staff into the Nunemaker Center work family, where she also promotes sustainability measures.

Robert Oliver Rombach
University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month
August 2012
Started: May 1997
Current title: University Fire Marshal

What that means: Essential to the protection of public safety throughout campus, Rombach is commissioned to act on behalf of the Kansas State Fire Marshal. He performs inspections and cites code violations when called for. He reviews for life-safety code compliance all code footprints and construction drawings issued through Design & Construction Management. Rombach also is an architect; he designs and oversees projects such as installation or upgrade of fire alarm or sprinkler systems.

Notable: In addition to regularly performing a large volume of fire safety inspections and other essential work, he puts in extra hours to provide life safety support at all KU men’s home basketball and football games and other large campus events. He also is known for implementing creative solutions. For example, he designed fire-rated glass walls in Allen Fieldhouse entryways and the donor’s lobby, so that safety was maintained while the Athletic Department staff vision for the space was achieved. He saved over $100,000 while meeting code requirements in a corridor wall retrofit in the recently renovated Gertrude Sellards Pearson residence hall. Through his work and leadership Rombach also has fostered better working relationships with the city of Lawrence and the state of Kansas to the benefit of KU.