The staff in the Faculty of Social Science are amazing and help us reach our mission and goals. Linda Brock, Director of Administration for the Faculty of Social Science was recognized by the University with a 2018 Western Award of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.
Brock is described by colleagues as the “heart and soul of the dean’s office.”
In support of the award, it was noted that “Linda is key to the work life of our staff and our academic leaders, and both directly and indirectly she contributes to providing an outstanding Western Experience for students, faculty and staff.”
With her wealth of experience, Brock helps instruct new administrators "with humour and patience"
“Though Linda always insists that she is not an academic and approaches the running of the Faculty from a business perspective, she is deeply committed to providing the best research and teaching environment possible for everyone who teaches and learns in our building(s).” – all while serving as a leader among the Directors of Administration and other administrative leaders on campus.
Brock fosters Western’s core values of integrity, respect and commitment to service. Most of her work entails managing financial and human resources and while “it often seems like there is not enough of either, and the problems that reach her desk are the trickiest,” both faculty and staff are impressed by her ability to say ‘no’ constructively. Colleagues note Brock is always willing to roll up her sleeves and pitch in wherever help is needed, from the most menial tasks to the most sensitive.