Staff Interview: Roslyn L. Nedd

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Roslyn L. Nedd
Director of Acquisitions, IT Business Office and User Support

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’ve been at Fordham for a little over a year. I came from Rockefeller University, a small research university, where I worked for ten years as the business administrator. There I was responsible for budget management, telecommunication, and business office administration. Prior to that I spent time at Rockefeller Foundation doing philanthropic work.

My expertise is in efficiency and streamlining. At Fordham I’ve been supporting the President’s sustainability initiative. For example, we’ve digitized our filing system, thereby minimizing paper usage as well as making it possible to obtain files anywhere at anytime.

What’s one word that best describes how you work?
I work smart, not hard.

What’s your best time-saving shortcut or life hack?

Short hair – I cut my hair last month and now I’m out the door almost 20 minutes sooner.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
This is what I learned while working as a chef in Greece: “Work to live, don’t live to work.”

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without?
I can’t live without my Bose wireless Bluetooth radio. I use it to listen to music in my office. I enjoy listening to Nina Simone.

What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else?
Creating wonderful spaces. I enjoy creating functional and aesthetically pleasing homes and offices.
 
What do you like most about work?
Rose Hill is a beautiful campus. I love the greenery (which I’m allergic to).

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