Rebecca Koller Assistant Vice President Director of Facilities Planning & Management UNCA
Specifically, this award is presented in acknowledgment of her outstanding efforts during the extensive remodeling of Varner Hall.
From the beginning of this process over a year ago, Becky’s goal was to make sure the views of the Varner Hall staff were an integral part of the planning and design process. Whenever a question came up, she would "gather the troops" to work out the details.
Becky not only coordinated the renovation, she dug in and helped with the manual labor. When a delicate crystal collection donated to the university many years ago had to be moved, she packed it herself.
Becky supervised every detail of moving old furnishings and equipment out and the new ones in. She seemed to be everywhere, working side by side with interior designers, construction workers, carpet layers, and fire and safety inspectors. She also made sure every one of them received proper thanks, with an informal lunch or coffee and doughnuts.
As we can all see, the renovation is a masterpiece, and we can thank Becky Koller for that. Please join in thanking Becky for her exceptional leadership and diplomacy - and her hard work.
Pictured: Becky, her husband, Mark, David Lechner, Vice President for Business & Finance, President Smith, and Regent McClurg.