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Administrative Professional: Amanda Douglas

Updated: Apr 29

By Christian Kraus

This week, I sat down with Mrs. Amanda Douglas, Administrative Assistant for the School of Liberal Arts, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences at East Georgia State College to talk with her about her

  1. How long have you been working for the company you are at? 7 Years 5 months 29 days, but who is counting right…….

  2. What appeals to you about your job? What appealed most to me about my job was that I was going back into the field of work that I have always worked.

  3. What is a typical day on the job? A typical day at EGSC in my job is usually chaotic, fast paced, and multi-tasking, every employee at EGSC wears many hats in each of our positions. I usually start off with checking my emails, I usually have a long list of requests or questions waiting on me. In my job I am the Executive Administrative Assistant for the School of Liberal Arts, Mathematics and Natural Science, I help in administrative duties for the entire faculty of over 100 full-time and part-time faculty, the executive assistant to the Associate Vice President and two campus coordinators for Academic and my main duty to also include building the entire course schedule for EGSC campuses, ECORE and EMAJOR. I also serve as the TAC for the EGSC Police Department; and the Chairperson for EGSC Staff Council (this is an elected committee position). I would call me the hat of many positions at EGSC.

  4. What is the most interesting thing you’ve encountered as an administrative assistant? What interest me the most about my position and things I encounter, is the many people I get to service at EGSC. I service the administration, faculty, staff and most important the students. Obtaining meaningful relationships with everyone and especially the students at EGSC.

  5. What do you find most challenging about what you do? I find that saying NO is the hardest challenge I find at EGSC. If some needs help, I’m always going to say yes even if I’m stretched very thin, we will make it work and get the job done.

  6. In what ways has technology changed since you first started your job? Technology changes almost daily in some form or fashion. However, the ability to have meetings while sitting in your office has been a game changer for myself and most everyone. Zoom and Microsoft Teams have made a tremendous difference in my work life, and I am sure many others lives as well.

  7. What do you like to do outside work? I enjoy my family most of all. I love to cook for most anymore but take lots of pride in cooking for my family and friends. I love to read novels.

  8. Would you like to share any information on your family? I am married to Michael Douglas, and we live in the Norristown community, we have three children Kelsey Kight of Lyons, Ga, Courtney Sapp and Nathan Jewell of the Norristown Community, also have fours rambunctious little grandsons Carter Kight (5), Aaron Smith (4), Kayman Jewell (21 mths) and Noah Kight (18 mths), these four boys keep us busy. We are always up for a remodel adventure and currently remodeling our forever home in Norristown.

  9. What advice would you give to someone wanting to go into your position? The advice I would give a person is that Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant are usually the back bone to a operation, you need to be well organized, prioritize, be a team player and always thing outside the box. Always know tomorrow is a new day.


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