Snapshots: Meet Angie Gardiner
Angie Gardiner, who joined the Department of Mathematics in 1998, has begun a new position as Program Manager for the department.
What was your previous job title?
Before moving into the Program Manager position, I worked for nine years as the Academic Advising Coordinator and Bridge Advisor for the department. During this time, I also served as the Coordinating Advisor for the College of Science for several years. Prior to that, I worked for 14 years as the Director of Undergraduate Services in the department, overseeing the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Center (tutoring center and computer lab).
What are your new duties?
I am now the Program Manager for the undergraduate program in the department. In this new position, I work with the Chair, Associate Chairs, Program Directors, and Course Coordinators to gather assessment data and help monitor and continuously improve our programmatic offerings.
How will this benefit our math students and/or faculty?
In this role I hope to help the department administration and faculty use data to assess various aspects of our undergraduate program in a way that maybe we haven’t been able to do before. This can help the department make decisions about offerings (whether it be courses, programs, or extra-curricular opportunities) in a way that will best serve our students.
What was your undergraduate degree?
I graduated from the U with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in French in 1997.
What do you enjoy about working in the department and working with students?
I firmly believe that education is the key that opens doors doors to opportunity. As an advisor, I had the privilege of working individually with students, helping them find the resources and experiences to reach their goals. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of so many students’ educational journeys.
As Program Manager, I’m excited to continue working on behalf of students in a different way—making sure that our program is delivering the right educational opportunities in the best way possible. One thing I’ve enjoyed about all of my jobs with the Math Department is the feeling that my work makes a positive difference in the lives of students.
I also truly enjoy the people in the department! The staff and faculty are committed to student success, and the students work hard to achieve their goals. Working with such dedicated people makes the department a wonderful place to be.