Nancy Gillespie

Nancy has worked for the University of Rhode Island since Dec. 16,1990, and her role with the department has evolved and changed during that time. “When we started, we were a team of four,” she said. “We have grown to a team of 19.” Nancy supports the news team by proofreading all news releases, posting them to the website with photos, and distributing them to the news media.

In her multifaceted role, Nancy also approves events submitted to the URI Calendar of Events, and processes all HR forms to hire new employees, requests to fill, and co-chair all searches. She works with affirmative action and human resources to assure all procedures are followed. Nancy also managed all fiscal responsibilities for Communications and Marketing for many years until the team hired a full-time fiscal clerk.

In addition, Nancy reviews and approves all PCard purchases for Communications and Marketing, Publications and Creative Services, External Relations and Communications; reviews and approves all college requisitions, POs, LVPOs, and IVPOs; updates specifications for the Master Price Agreement for videographers and photographers every three years and processes all of the necessary paperwork. She also orders all computer equipment, monitors, and software for the staff members.