For the past forty-eight years, Sharon has walked every week day into her office in five different WVU buildings throughout her career. Her days were productive, sometimes hectic, and usually long. People were hired, payrolls were generated, and employees were supervised. Budgets were created, submitted, monitored, adjusted, and adjusted again. She managed post-award grant activity and assisted with facilities management of equipment cages, pools, gymnasiums, and outdoor classroom fields. She served as a resource regarding employee relations issues and participated with all alumni Visiting Committee meetings and activities. On April 16, 2018, Sharon will turn in her keys, turn off the lights, and close the door to this chapter in her life.
Prior to joining WVU, Sharon worked for Sterling Faucet and the WV Department of Welfare in secretarial positions. Her career at WVU began on May 1, 1970. She spent twelve and one-half years in what, then, was called the WVU Office of Personnel, and worked a short stint with the WVU Budget Planning Office. She served in several different positions with her last position as HR Recruitment Representative. It was in that human resource environment that Sharon found her passion and fell in love with her work. The Higher Education environment felt like “home.” She knew she would end her career at WVU.
The School of Physical Education position peaked her interest in summer of 1982 and Sharon transferred to CPASS on September 1, 1982, serving as Business Financial Officer for Deans Douglas and Brooks. Throughout the years she has provided counsel and financial support for the Lifetime Activities Program, Motor Development Center, International Center for Performance Excellence, National Youth Sports Program, and several faculty awarded grants.
Sharon was a semi-finalist for WVU Staff Employee of the Year in 1998. She was appointed to the first cohort of the Mountaineer Leadership Academy created to promote cooperative working relationships and innovating learning programs for WVU employees. The academy built a cadre of leaders across the WVU organization – and even set an industry standard. She was recently honored as one of the 150th coin recipients celebrating Mountaineer Values during WVU’s 150th birthday events.
As a full-time employee and part-time student, Sharon graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 and Master of Science in Community Health Education from WVU School of Medicine in 1996.
Sharon is married to Tim Sisler and they have two children, Jamie and Jill. Jamie passed away two years ago and Jill resides with her husband, Ken Fetty, in Orrville, Ohio.