Peggy R. Goldstein had been a University employee since 1962. She started at the Computation Center working with scientific and research projects before switching to administrative projects two years later.
Goldstein was instrumental in establishing the first computerized payroll personnel system to serve all faculty and staff in 1964. Payroll-personnel was among the areas she oversaw as assistant director of Administrative Data Processing, the position she held when she was recognized with a Massey Award. During that period, the payroll never had been late ― despite many last-minute computer glitches.
Goldstein, who was promoted to assistant director at Administrative Data Processing in 1978, was responsible for a 30-member staff of analysts and programmers. Besides handling payroll and personnel, they developed and maintained data processing systems for top administrators, alumni and development, the state Medical Examiner’s Office and student information.
“In sum, this friendly, unassuming lady has been at the forefront of the development of information systems that are at the heart of successful management of the complex University enterprise,” her award citation said.
Within the University, Goldstein served on the grievance committee for non-faculty employees exempt from the State Personnel Act and was a past secretary and board member for the University Managers’ Association.