For more than 30 years, Gail Price has tirelessly supported the TU community. In fact, some folks on campus can look down memory lane and remember Gail from 1981, when she worked at the Lida Lee Tall Learning Resource Center as an Administrative Officer. Gail was a one-woman show, fulfilling every Human Resources role in the house.
In 1994, Gail came to the Office of Human Resources (OHR). At that time, she functioned as a Recruiter, Operations Specialist, and Payroll Associate.
“I remember that we only had one office computer, and you had to teach yourself how to use it,” Gail said. “Thank goodness we all had our own typewriters!”
Since then a lot has changed at the university, including Gail’s job title. She now works as Benefits Specialist in OHR. Gail starts her days bright and early, ensuring that she knows the latest information about your medical plan, dental coverage, prescription drug rates, and life insurance premiums. She’s both the person that potential employees speak to about benefits before they decide to come to Towson, as well as the person that long term employees speak to when they decide to retire! Gail knows everything there is to know about your flexible spending account and tuition remission deadlines.
Gail is also known on campus as the Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator. For more than 16 years, Gail has organized countless blood drives which help Towson University and the campus community.
Gail busy schedule doesn’t end when she clocks out from TU. She is also involved with the Baltimore County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Special Olympics, and the American Legion, where she has taught aerobics and has volunteered for various activities.
Gail said, “I do what I do because I love it. It’s the way I was raised…to help”.
In a few short weeks, Gail Price will be honored at the 28th Annual Service Awards Celebration. This honor is not just for the number of years she has dedicated to the university, but for the tremendous difference that Gail has made on campus and in the community.
“I’ve seen so much growth in the university, there’s a much larger student body, and the faculty/staff population is huge,” Gail said. “I love being here. I value the university and its community. It has been exciting to see the change!”
TU values all of Gail’s hard work and dedication. Hopefully, she won’t be submitting her own retirement papers anytime soon!