University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

Staff Profile: Karen Lemire

Ten Years at UVM....and counting

Karen working on the 2009 Welcome Crew around CBW residence hall

Financial Operations Specialist, Karen Lemire, will be starting her 10th year working at the University of Vermont this June. 

Karen works in the central administrative area of the Physical Plant in the 284 East Ave building where she handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility payments for campus, P-card processing, and a host of other recordkeeping tasks for the Physical Plant department. Several times, she's taken on the special task to coordinate the procurement of logo clothing for the department, which involved keeping track of and distributing hundreds of pre-ordered shirts, vests and jackets for over 160 Physical Plant employees.

For several years, Karen served as the AFS representative to the UVM Staff Council, and currently still serves as the Chair of the Staff Council Social Committee.

She graduated from Champlain College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and she received her associate’s degree in Accounting in 1986.  Just recently, she completed the Financial Management Certificate series through the HRS Learning Services and will participate in an awards ceremony in May 2014.

Community Service beyond UVM....

Outside of her work at UVM, Karen enjoys volunteering her time with Special Olympics, Relay for Life and COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter). She currently is the Treasurer for Chittenden Chatterers (a Special Olympics Penguin Plunge Team).  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons working in their family's maple syrup operation.

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