DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Kathy Bryant
In her role as business coordinator for the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Hinds County, Kathy Bryant helps make sure things run smoothly in the office.
“I handle the budgets and pay the bills,” she said. “I’m in charge of the hiring paperwork, I process leave requests, and I handle the travel forms.”
In addition to managing the office, Bryant works with administrative assistants at the three branch experiment stations of the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center.
Bryant said working at the center in Raymond is never dull.
“One time I came into work and there was a lamb in the bathroom,” Bryant said. “It was the funniest thing. One of the specialists was trying to keep the lamb alive. That’s just an example of how you never know what you’re going to get into around here.”
Bryant, who has worked for MSU for almost 32 years, said she has enjoyed being part of the Bulldog family and helping others.
“I really enjoy the people I work with,” Bryant said. “I love working with our clients to make sure they get what they need. That’s a big thing I enjoy.”
When she is not at work, Bryant said she enjoys participating in church events and spending time with her son.
“My son just graduated from high school, so I’ve spent the past four years going to all of his sporting events,” she said. “He’s starting college soon, so I’m enjoying all the time I get with him after work and on the weekends."
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