Get to know Randolph Hill

October 31, 2022

In early spring 2022, Randy Hill began a temporary position at Yale, right here in Finance. This month, however, he accepted a permanent role in Asset Accounting as an Inventory Specialist. Randy and his colleagues focus on Yale’s Moveable Equipment Inventory (MEI), using Radio Frequency ID (RFID) Tags to track Yale equipment that meets MEI requirements. The team frequently partners with business offices across the university that assist with purchasing equipment used by principal investigators and laboratory staff. 

What have you enjoyed most about working on your team?

What I love most about my team is their dedication to completing the job properly and efficiently. They are incredibly helpful and patient and have been wonderful in taking the time to teach me all I need to know to be successful at my job. On top of that, they are genuinely great people. We operate under my favorite cliché motto; teamwork makes the dream work. I’m truly blessed and honored to be a part of this team!

What projects are you looking forward to in the coming year?

I am looking forward to perfecting our inventory processes and procedures. The new RFID tags are a huge step in the right direction in updating Yale’s asset records. Next we’ll focus on how to make Yale’s moveable equipment inventory (MEI) effortless for all departments across Yale.

Can you share any memorable or funny team bonding moments?

When tagging for inventory purposes, the goal is to have the tag on the asset in plain sight, so we can easily identify and locate MEI assets in the future. Early in the project, I made a rookie mistake and labeled the back of assets. Upon completing this year’s inventory, we all went out for a happy hour celebration, and team leaders came up with superlatives for each of us. They called me “The Inventory Specialist the Most Likely to Tag the Back of an Asset.” They have not, and probably never will, let me live that mistake down. It’s a priceless memory that still brings a laugh.

Tell us a little more about yourself. 

I grew up down the street from 25 Science Park until I was 13. As a child, I frequently rode my bike through Yale’s parking lots on Winchester Avenue.

I’ve been playing rugby since 2006. One of my former teammates is currently one of Yale Men’s Rugby coaches.