Spartans of UD: JoAnne Trowbridge

Sep 5, 2018 | University Relations Staff

Spartans of UD highlights what makes University of Dubuque special – the people who live, work, and study on campus. A Dubuque native, JoAnne Trowbridge has worked in the campus post office/print room for 14 years.

Spartans of UD - JoAnne Trowbridge
JoAnne Trowbridge
Supervisor of Campus Post Office/Print Room

1. Why were you interested in working at the University of Dubuque?

“I grew up in this area, and I have always loved the campus. When I was told there was an opening, I took it!

2. What do you enjoy most about your role as supervisor of the campus post office?

“What I enjoy most about being the supervisor of the campus post office are the students. I have been blessed to work with so many amazing people. I love watching students grow through their years at UD.

3. How would you describe your leadership style?

“I try to lead by example. I lead by taking action, demonstrating what needs to be done, and keeping my team organized to make sure we’re all on the same page.”

4. What is the biggest misconception about the campus post office?

“One of the biggest misconceptions about the campus post office is that all we do is hand out boxes. We actually are very busy. Not only do we process all incoming mail and deliveries for the University, but we also process all the outgoing mail/packages and do most of the printing for the University.”

5. What piece of advice would you like to share with new students?

“My advice to new students is consider going to classes as your job. The harder you work at school, the bigger the ‘pay-off’ will be when you graduate. Also, if you need help, please ask for it. We are all here to make sure your time at UD is all it possibly can be.”