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Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards


. . SPEAKER: WE’RE GOING TO GET
STARTED ENTWO MINUTES. ALL RIGHT.
GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. CHANCELLOR STAFF ADVISORY
COMMITTEE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 198 1980 AND STRIVES FOR MEMBERSHIP
THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF STAFF ON THIS CAMPUS.
IT’S A CONFIDENTIAL COMMITTEE APPOINT BY THE CHANCELLOR AND WE
SERVE AS RESOURCE FOR HER AND CAMPUS SENIOR ADMINISTRATION. WE PROVIDE — EXCUSE ME.
I’M VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE. WE PROVIDE A STAFFER PERSPECTIVE
ON WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS, ISSUES THAT AFFECT STAFF MEMBERS WITH
THE GOAL OF CREATING A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR
WHOLE COMMUNITY. ANOTHER PART OF THE COMMITTEE’S
ROLE THAT WE ARE TREMENDOUSLY HONORED TO UNDERTAKE IS TO
ADMINISTER THE COSA PROCESS AND PROGRAM ON BEHALF OF THE
CHANCELLOR. EACH YEAR WE RECEIVE A POOL OF
NOMINATIONS DESCRIBING IT IS TRANSFORMATIVE WORK THAT STAFF
MEMBERS DO ON THIS CAMPUS. FROM THAT POOL WE SELECT
EXTRAORDINARY STAFF MEMBERS AND TEAMS TO RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR
— RECEIVE RECOGNITION FROM THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY.
IT’S INSPIRING TO BE PART OF AN ORGANIZATION THAT VALUES AND
RECOGNIZES STAFF ACHIEVEMENT AND STAFF EXCELLENCE.
EVEN DURING CHALLENGING TIMES THESE STAFF MEMBERS ARE
TRANSFORMING THE EXPERIENCE OF STUDENTS, FACULTY AND OTHER
STAFF MEMBERS. THEY ARE TRANSFORMING THEIR
UNITS, THE CAMPUS AND FOR SOME OF THESE RECIPIENTS I AM AS A
MATTER OF FACT ALSO REACHED A WIDE LEVEL.
THEY EMBODY THE PUBLIC SERVICE PILLAR OF OUR MISSION GOING
ABOVE AND BEYOND THEIR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES.
WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT YOU WILMA THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOME OF
THESE FELLOW MEMBERS OF OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY AND TO JOIN US
IN CELEBRATING THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
IT IS NOW MY PLEASURE AND HONOR TO INTRODUCE CHANCELLOR CHRIST,
WELCOME. CHANCELLOR: GOOD AFTERNOON, I
WANT TO THANK CSAC FOR THEIR GOD ADVICE WE JUST MET I GOT A LOT
OF INSIGHT FROM OUR MEETING BUT ALSO IN DIRECTING AND ORGANIZE
ING THAT PROCESS WHICH IS SUCH AN
IMPORTANT OCCASION FOR THE YEAR. WELCOME TO THE CHANCELLOR’S
OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD THE COSA AWARDS WERE FIRST GIVEN
OUT IN 1988, CEREMONY CEREMONY.
AND FOR THIRTY YEARS THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED STAFF
WHO DEMONSTRATE EXCEPTIONAL INITIATIVE TO CREATE SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE IMPACT ON
THE UC BERKELEY CAMPUS COMMUNITY. OUR AWARD
WINNERS ARE SOME OF BERKELEY’S MOST PASSIONATE, MOST
GIVING, AND MOST ENTERPRISING MEMBERS OF OUR
COMMUNITY, AND IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE WITH
YOU ALL TODAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS. THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN
ANYTHING BUT A SLEEPY ONE FOR BERKELEYF
ANY YEAR IS A SLEEPY ONE FOR BERKELEY.
AS WE GRAPPLED TO APPEARANCES BY HIGH-PROFILE
SPEAKERS ON OUR WITH HOW TO RESPOND
CAMPUS LAST FALL; AS WE WORKED TO IMPROVE
DIVERSITY AND THE CAMPUS CLIMATE EVEN AMIDST
TROUBLING POLITICAL EVENTS; AS WE SOUGHT TO COMBAT SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND
SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS; AS WE PUSHED TO OFFER
STUDENTS A WONDERFUL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
EVEN ON THIS LARGE CAMPUS; AS WE CAME TOGETHER AND
MADE SACRIFICES TO PROVIDE BERKELEY WITH A
STRONGER FINANCIAL FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE.
IN ALL OF THESE CASES, AND MANY OTHERS, BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS STEPPED
UP TO FACE THE CHALLENGES IN FRONT OF THEM,
OFTEN TAKING ON NEW AND DAUNTING TASKS, WORKING LONG
HOURS, MANAGING COMPLEX COLLABORATIONS, THINKING
CREATIVELY, AND ULTIMATELY DEVELOPING
THOUGHTFUL AND EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE MYRIAD ISSUES
THAT THEY ENCOUNTERED. SUCH RESOURCEFULNESS, SUCH
SCRAPPINESS, SUCH RESILIENCE…THOSE ARE ALL
HALLMARKS OF THIS PLACE, A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY THAT
DESPITE CHALLENGES STILL MANAGES TO
COMPETE WITH THE BEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN
THE WORLD. AND THEY ARE HALLMARKS OF ITS
PEOPLE, WHETHER STUDENTS, STAFF, OR FACULTY.
WHILE IT IS A TIME OF IMMENSE CHANGE FOR BERKELEY, I HAVE GREAT
OPTIMISM AND CONFIDENCE THAT WE WILL FORGE A NEW,
EXCITING FUTURE FOR OUR CAMPUS – AND THAT IS LARGELY
BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN OUR AMAZING AND
CAPABLE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE. TODAY’S AWARD WINNERS, OF
COURSE, I BELIEVE IN TO THE UTMOST.
THIS YEAR, 50 INDIVIDUAL COSA NOMINATIONS WERE
SUBMITTED AND 11 INDIVIDUALS WERE SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE AWARD.
IN ADDITION, A TOTAL OF 26 TEAM COSA NOMINATIONS
WERE SUBMITTED AND 9 TEAMS WERE SELECTED TO
RECEIVE THE AWARD. CRITERIA FOR RECEIVING THIS
HONOR INCLUDE COMMITMENTS..
TO FOSTERING AN EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE
COMMUNITY; TO INNOVATION, ADAPTATION, AND
EFFICIENCY; TO ENHANCING BERKELEY’S
MISSION AND REPUTATION; TO BERKELEY’S SUSTAINABILITY
GOALS; AND TO MENTORSHIP OF OTHERS ON
CAMPUS. THIS YEAR’S AWARDEES COME FROM
VIRTUALLY EVERY CORNER OF CAMPUS AND THEY
REPRESENT THE RICH DIVERSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY.
THE COSA AWARD RECIPIENTS’ ACCOMPLISHMENTS SHOW
HOW THE UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IS
DEMONSTRATED DAILY THROUGH INNOVATION, PERSEVERANCE, AND DEDICATION
TO SERVICE. PLEASE JOIN ME IN
CONGRATULATING THIS YEAR’S COSA AWARD RECIPIENTS. [ Applause ] I WOULD NOW LIKE TO WELCOME
THE INTERIM ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR JO
MACKNESS, WHO WILL OFFER HER REMARKS. SPEAKER: THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR
CHRIST. THANK YOU EVERYONE.
ONCE AGAIN I WAS READING THROUGH THE AWARD WRITE-UPS LAST NIGHT
AND I’M REMINDED — I WAS REMINDED LAST NIGHT AS SOON THIS
IS ANNUAL OCCURRENCE HOW TRULY AMAZEING OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE
AND REMINDED OF THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS THEY MAKE AND HOW
MEANINGFUL THEY REALLY ARE. AND THIS IS HAPPENING ON A DAILY
BASIS ON OUR CAMPUS. THESE STORIES HIGHLIGHT SOME OF
THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS THAT OUR STAFF
MEMBERS MAKE. THEY RANGE FROM THINGS LIKE
DEALING WITH CRISES LIKE CAMPUS- CAMPUS-WIDE POWER OUTAGES TO
OVERCOMING DAUNTING CHALLENGES LIKE MAINTAINING 2.1 MILLION
SQUARE FEET OF CAMPUS ROOFS. I KNOW, RIGHT?
WHO KNEW WE HAD THAT MUCH. THEN THESE STAFF AWARDS ALSO
INCLUDE AMAZING TEAMS, PEOPLE WHO COME TOGETHER TO DO THINGS
LIKE DEFINE BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
TO PROVIDE CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO THEIR CITIZENS, NO SMALL FEAT
OR CREATING A PLACE FOR UN UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS TO DREAM
AND TO GROW. AND THESE STORIES THEY OFTEN
REFLECT THE VERY BEST OF BERKELEY.
BUT THEY DON’T REFLECT THE TOTAL GREATNESS OF BERKELEY.
OF COURSE THE GREATNESS OF BERKELEY REALLY COMES IN LARGE
PART FROM THE DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT OF YOU, THE STAFF
MEMBERS WHO MAKE THIS ORGANIZATION RUN AND FRANKLY HUM
HUM. NOT ONLY DO YOU MAKE THIS
UNIVERSITY SUCCESSFUL IN ITS EXECUTION OF ITS MISSION, BUT
YOU DO IT IN A WAY THAT ESTABLISHES US AS A LEADER IN
JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING WE DO AS A UNIVERSITY.
AND I KNOW I CAN SPEAK ON BEHALF OF ALL OF OUR ADMINISTRATIVE
LEADERSHIP WHEN I SAY THAT I’M PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR
EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS.
SO, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS.
WITHOUT FURTHER ADUE THE MOMENT THAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR
I’M GOING TO CHAIR THE FIRST FIVE STORIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL
AWARD WINNERS. I SEE THEM LINING UP RIGHT NOW. THE FIRST AWARD GOES TO LAURA
ADAMS. LAURA PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE
IN DEVELOPING SEVERAL ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR
MULTIPLE SUMMER SESSIONS, STUDY ABROAD &
LIFELONG LEARNING (SSALL) PROGRAMS THROUGH THE
SLATE APPLICATION/ADMISSION
SOFTWARE. BECAUSE IT IS NOT HER AREA OF EXPERTISE, LAURA
TOOK HOURS OF CLASSES AND TRAININGS TO MASTER
SLATE AND COLLABORATED WITH VARIOUS CAMPUS
OFFICES TO INCLUDE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
AND STAKEHOLDER NEEDS AS SHE BUILT OUT THESE
APPLICATIONS. ONCE LAUNCHED, LAURA INTENTIONALLY
AND THOUGHTFULLY CREATED JOB AIDS, TRAINING
OPPORTUNITIES, AND FEEDBACK SESSIONS, ENSURING HER
COLLEAGUES FELT SUPPORTED AND EMPOWERED TO USE
AND LEVERAGE THE SYSTEM AS EFFICIENTLY AND
EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE.
IN ADDITION, LAURA SERVED AS A MENTOR FOR SSALL’S NEW DUAL DEGREE
PROGRAMS, SHARING HER EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND
STRATEGIC GUIDANCE. LAURA IS EXTREMELY STUDENT AND
STAFF FOCUSED, AND SHE BRINGS A CREATIVE LENS
TO HER WORK AND HER UNIT THAT TRULY ENABLES
SSALL TO ACHIEVE ITS KEY PROGRAMMATIC GOALS. LAURA, IF YOU
EVER WANT A JOB IN CENTRAL HUMAN RESOURCES YOU KNOW WHERE I WORK.
CONGRATULATIONS. [ APPLAUSE ] KATHRYN BADER .NEXT UP IS [ Applause ] YOU’RE ALL FOLLOWING
KATHRYN HAS SOLE CHARGE OF UC BERKELEY’S MAIN UC BERKELEY
ON TWITTER, RIGHT? SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, LEADING
AN EFFICIENT NETWORK OF COMMUNICATION.
HER EFFORTS WERE PARTICULARLY EXCEPTIONAL AS SHE
NAVIGATED THE VOLUME OF MESSAGES AND NEWS DURING THE 2107 FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT
CONTROVERSIES. KATHRYN SERVED ON CALL DURING
THIS TIME, MANAGING AND RESPONDING TO THE
INTENSE SCRUTINY THE CAMPUS RECEIVED IN THAT
PERIOD AND ENSURING THE LATEST MESSAGING WAS SHARED
BEFORE OTHER GROUPS MISINFORMED THE GENERAL
PUBLIC. KATHERYN ALSO CREATED A SOCIAL
MEDIA MENTORSHIP PUBLIC.THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
PROGRAM, THE SOCIAL SLICE, WHICH ALLOWED
STUDENTS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH
OFFICIAL CAMPUS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS AND LEARN
FROM THE GROUP’S LEADERSHIP. LEADERSHIP.AWESOME JOB, THANK
YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] NEXT UP IS ALFRED DAY, HIGH FIVE
FIVES ALL AROUND. [ Applause ]
IN ALFRED’S FIVE YEARS AT CAL, HE HAS BUILT AND
FOSTERED A DYNAMIC AND EFFECTIVE CAMPUS APPROACH TO STUDENT SUPPORT AND
INTERVENTION. HE SERVED AS THE FIRST CASE MANAGER AT
THE CENTER FOR SUPPORT AND INTERVENTION (CSI)
AND DEMONSTRATED THE CLEAR NEED FOR BOTH
ADDITIONAL STAFF TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND INCREASED
AWARENESS OF CSI’S SERVICES.
ALFRED’S INITIATIVES HAVE ALLOWED CSI TO EXPAND ACROSS CAMPUS, SOLIDIFYING THE
CROSS-CAMPUS STUDENTS OF CONCERN COMMITTEE
AND ADVANCING THE CENTER’S OUTREACH TO STAFF AND
FACULTY. ALFRED IS AN HONEST AND CONSCIENTIOUS
SUPERVISOR WHO CONSISTENTLY ENGAGES WITH HIS
TEAM IN DIALOGUE AROUND EQUITY, INCLUSIVITY,
COMMUNITY, AND COLLABORATION AND EMPOWERS
THEM TO PERFORM AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL. AWESOME JOB, THANK YOU.
[ Applause ] TIFF DRESSEN.OUR FOURTH AWARD
WINNER IS [ Applause ]
TIFF LED THE CHARGE TO DESIGN AND SUPPORT A
FACULTY-DRIVEN PROJECT TO ASSESS UC BERKELEY’S
CULTURE AND PROCESSES FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. TIFF’S RESEARCH REQUIRED CLOSE
TO 150 INTERVIEWS BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS,
CULMINATING IN A 60-PAGE REPORT COVERING A VARIETY OF
TOPICS AND FINDINGS SUCH AS THE CAMPUS CLIMATE FOR
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MODELS/MECHANISMS FOR
SUPPORTING THESE EFFORTS AT BERKELEY.
THE REPORT’S CREATION AND FINDINGS TRULY
REPRESENT FACULTY-STAFF PARTNERSHIP AND ARE
LEADING TO SIGNIFICANT SHIFTS IN BERKELEY’S
STRATEGIES, STRUCTURES, AND PROCESSES FOR
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
IT IS TIFF’S LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT THAT HAS
MADE THIS WORK POSSIBLE. CONGRATULATIONS, TIFF.
[ APPLAUSE ] THIS IS MY ONE
LUPE GALLEGO-DIAZ. BUT MANY MORE TO
COME. THIS NEXT ONE IS [ Applause ]
UNFORTUNATELY LUPE IS NOT HERE TO JOIN US WE HAVE TO GIVE HER
AN LUPE SERVES OUR CAMPUS IN
MULTIPLE ROLES–AS THE EXTRA SPECIAL ROUND OF
APPLAUSE AT THE END. DIRECTOR OF THE CHICANX LATINX
STUDENTMANY AWESOME PEOPLE
DEVELOPMENT (CLSD) OFFICE, THE FORMER DIRECTOR DO AS THE
OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR THE CENTER FOR LATINO POLICY RESEARCH, AND
THE COORDINATOR OF THE LATINOS AND THE
ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVE. LUPE IS COMMITTED TO FOSTERING
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY, AND HER DEDICATION
SHOWS IN THE MANY PROGRAMS SHE COORDINATES, SUCH
AS THE SIN FRONTERAS THEME PROGRAM
SEEKING TO ENHANCE ITS SERVICE MISSION AS A LEADER IN
SUPPORTING UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS.
LUPE COUNSELS AND FOSTERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF
STAFF AND ALUMNI THROUGH MENTORSHIP AND HAS MADE
CONSISTENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO CREATING AN
EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE CAMPUS COMMUNITY, SPECIFICALLY IN HER SUPPORT OF
UNDERREPRESENTED AND MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES.
SHE IS AN INVALUABLE MEMBER OF THE
BERKELEY CAMPUS. BIG ROUND OF
APPLAUSE FOR LUPE. [ APPLAUSE ] I’D NOW LIKE TO IN VIOLET MY
BOSS, MARC FISHER TO THE STAGE. HE’S GOT SIX AWARD WINNERS TO
SHARE WITH YOU. [ Applause ] SPEAKER: THANKS, JO.
EVERYBODY IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU.
STAFF IS CRITICAL. IT WAS POINTED OUT IN MY CAREER
I WASN’T STAFF BUT THAT’S HIGHWAY I THINK OF MYSELF.
I’M PART OF THE STAFF, TOO. I’VE BEEN AROUND UC FOR SO LONG
THAT IN MY VARIOUS ROLES I’M VERY MUCH PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY. SO MY FIRST INTRODUCTION IS LIN
KING. PART OF MY ORGANIZATION. [ Applause ]
LIN IS AN AMBASSADOR FOR UC BERKELEY’S
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY, SPEARHEADING THE
ZERO WASTE BY 2020 INITIATIVE FOR OUR CAMPUS. LIN COLLABORATED WITH MANY
SPONSORS IN ORDER TOTHIS IS HELP CAL BECOME MORE
SUSTAINABLE, AND HAS NO SMALL CHALLENGE.
PARTNERED WITH CAL ATHLETICS TO CREATE THE PAC-12 ROAD TO ZERO WASTE
COMPETITION. LIN WAS ESSENTIAL IN THE
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABILITY
INITIATIVES FOR CHOU HALL, WHICH WILL BE
RECEIVING THE US GREEN BUILDING ZERO WASTE
CERTIFICATION. HIS COMMITMENT TO
SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS HAVE CONTINUED TO MOVE
THE CAMPUS FORWARDI IN ACHIEVING OUR ZERO WASTE
GOALS. THINK FIRST IN THE COUNTRY. IF YOU HAVE BEEN
AROUND THE CAMPUS SEEN ALL THE NEW TRASH CONTAINERS THAT HAVE
REALLY CHANGED OUR WASTE STREAM THAT’S LIN PROJECT.
HE’S DOING PHENOMENAL JOB, THANKS, LIN.
[ APPLAUSE ] SAMANTHA LUBOW .OUR SECOND
PERSON IS [ Applause ] SAMANTHA IS THE ENVIRONMENT
INITIATIVES COORDINATOR FOR CAL DINING,
MANAGING SUSTAINABLEANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PERSON.
FOOD PROCUREMENT AND ZERO WASTE FOR DINING
LOCATIONS WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON PLANT-FORWARD
INITIATIVES. THROUGH HER WORK, SAMANTHA HAS
INCREASED THE PURCHASING OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD
PROJECTS, AND LED THE EFFORTS OF SOURCING FOR
BROWNS CAF THAT EARNED A 2016 CHESC BEST
PRACTICE AWARD BY CONSORTIUM
ENSURING 80% OF INGREDIENTS ARE SUSTAINABLY MUCH UC AND CA
SOURCED. SAM HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OFL
STATE. ADVANCING THE CAMPUS IN OUR
SUSTAINABILITY GOALS, INCLUDING UC-WIDE GOALS,
CONTRIBUTED TO SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
EFFORTS, AND INCREASED EFFICIENCY OF CAL DINING AS A
DEPARTMENT. CONGRATULATIONS.
[ APPLAUSE ] NEXT WE HAVE — HAVE TO GIVE HER
A BIG ROUND. WHILE DEPARTMENT SAFETY
COORDINATOR AT EH&S, STEPHANIE LAUNCHED THE STRETCH
AND FLEX PROGRAM FOR OVER 200 CUSTODIANS AT
FACILITIES SERVICES. THE PROGRAM SERVES TO IMPROVE
SAFETY AND STAFF ENGAGEMENT THROUGH VOLUNTARY
WARM-UP EXERCISES. GREAT
STEPHANIE ALSO INITIATED THE JOINT RESCUE FOR THE INSTITUTION
, REALLY
TRAINING EXERCISE WITH BERKELEY FIRE DEPARTMENT
IMPORTANT. WHICH CONSISTED OF THREE DAYS
OF SPACE RESCUE TRAINING BRINGING TOGETHER
FACILITIES SERVICES AND BFD.
STEPHANIE REVITALIZED THE DEPARTMENT’S SAFETY
CULTURE THROUGH AN ARRAY OF SAFETY ACTIVITIES
AND INNOVATIONS THAT HAVE IMPROVED STAFF
READINESS. HER WORK REINFORCES THE VALUE
THAT EVERYONE HAS A ROLE IN SAFETY AND EVERYONE
HAS A VOICE. STEPHANIE IS UNABLE TO BE HERE
TODAY. HER NOMINATOR IS ACCEPTING THE
AWARD ON HER BEHALF I DON’T KNOW
HAVE A NAME. [ Applause ] ADRIANA MARTINEZ . IN MAY OF 2018, HUMAN
RESOURCES GENERALIST ADRIANA MARTINEZ IDENTIFIED A
GAP IN CAMPUS COMMUNICATION TO STUDENT
EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS.
ADRIANA TOOK AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH AND WAS ABLE
TO OFFER AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION THAT PRODUCED
REAL CHANGE. THANKS TO ADRIANA, ALL CAMPUS
WIDE DOCUSIGN PACKETS NOW INCLUDE SPECIFIC,
CLEAR, AND CONCISE INFORMATION ON POLICY AND ARE
MORE ACCESSIBLE ON A VARIETY OF PLATFORMS.
ADRIANA IS AN OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER WHO
BRINGS POSITIVITY, INCLUSIVITY, AND RECOGNITION
TO HER TEAM AND OUR CAMPUS. CAMPUS.CONGRATULATIONS. SHAMAYA PELLUM. [ Applause ] IN 2014, MAYA EXPANDED A PEER
ADVISING GROUPMA WITHIN THE COLLEGE OF CHEMISTRY
(COC) FROM THREEYA HAS A FAN CLUB.
STUDENTS TO TWELVE. THREE YEARS LATER, SHE DEVELOPED A PEER TUTORING
PROGRAM UTILIZING FIVE STUDENT TUTORS TO HOST A 116
TUTORING SESSIONS STUDENT TUTORS TO HOST A 116
TUTORING SESSIONS OVER 28 DAYS OF SERVICE.
THIS SUCCESSFUL TUTORING PROGRAM GREW AT A RAPID
PACE AND SERVED TO CREATE A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG STUDENTS.
THESE PROGRAMS HAVE IMPROVED STUDENT SATISFACTION WITHIN COC AND
HAVE CONTINUED TO ENSURE EQUITY AMONG STUDENTS WHO
ARRIVE WITH FEWER RESOURCES.
MAYA’S DEDICATION HAS ADDRESSED ISSUES WITH
INTENTIONAL SOLUTIONS FOCUSED ON EXPANDING
STUDENT SERVICES IN COC. COC.CONGRATULATIONS.
[ APPLAUSE ] EMILY UFEIL-SOMERS. [ Applause ]
EMILY SERVED THE HAAS SCHOOL COMMUNITY AS CHAIR OF THE DEAN’S STAFF ADVISORY
COMMITTEE (DSAC) AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE HR
TEAM TO CREATE STAFF ENGAGEMENT TASK FORCES,
SERVING AS ONE OF THE CO-CHAIRS FOR THE LEARNING &
DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE.
EMILY PROVIDED ESSENTIAL COVERAGE ON SEVERAL
ROLES WITHIN THE HAAS SCHOOL’S DEVELOPMENT &
ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE AND THROUGH THIS LEARNED
NEW FUNCTIONS, IDENTIFIED WORKFLOW GAPS AND
IMPROVED AND STREAMLINED EXISTING PROCESSES.
EMILY’S EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE, AND MENTORSHIP HAS
SUPPORTED THE PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF
COLLEAGUES ACROSS HAAS LEADING TO IMPACTFUL
OUTCOMES AND SERVICE TO OTHERS. OTHERS.CONGRATULATIONS.
[ Applause ] NOW I GET TO REALLY GET SOMEONE
SOMEONE’S NAME WRONG AND PRONUNCIATION.
I’M HONORED TO INTRODUCE MY COLLEAGUE KH KHIRA GRISCAVAGE.
I’M SURE I GOT THAT WRONG. KHIRA.
[ APPLAUSE ] SPEAKER: THANK YOU.
I’M HONORED TO BE HERE. ALL OF THE DIFFERENT PARAGRAPHS
LAST UNITED AND IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE PART OF THE STAFF
COMMUNITY WHEN I READ ABOUT ALL THE AMAZING THINGS THAT YOU’RE
DOING. THE FIRST TEAM — I GET TO
ANNOUNCE FIVE TEAM AWARDS. THE FIRST TEAM IS THE CALNET
TEAM. KARL GROSE.
BRIAN KOEHMSTEDT. JEFF MCCULLOUGH.
VERONICA ONG. AND SUMMER SCANLAN. [ Applause ]
THE CALNET TEAM IS CHARGED WITH ENSURING DATA
SECURITY FOR THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. OVER THE LAST
YEAR, THE CALNET TEAM MOVED THE COMMUNITY
TOWARDS A SAFER AND MORE SECURE DATA ENVIRONMENT WITH THE EXECUTION OF THE
CALNET 2-STEP TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION. THAT
THE TEAM ROLLED OUT 2-STEP AUTHENTICATION TOI LOVE 32,300 EMPLOYEES ACROSS
CAMPUS, WORKING WITH VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS TO EXECUTE
THIS PROGRAM AND INTEGRATE THE AUTHENTICATION
PLATFORM WITH MULTIPLE CAMPUS APPLICATIONS.
THEY FOCUSED ON CUSTOMER SERVICE, MAKING
ENROLLMENT EASY AND EFFICIENT, CREATING A
COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT GUIDE AND ADAPTING THIS
DOCUMENTATION REGULARLY IN RESPONSE TO COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM USERS.
THEY ALSO UTILIZED REPORTING TOOLS IN SERVICENOW
TO ANALYZE AND RESPOND TO TRENDS IN SERVICE
TICKETS. THE CALNET 2-STEP PROJECT WAS
SUCCESSFUL DUE TO THE TEAM’S INNOVATION,
ADAPTATION AND EFFICIENCY, WHICH RESULTED IN
OUR DATA BECOMING SAFER AND MORE SECURE. THANK YOU. COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN- INFRASTRUCTURETHE NEXT TEAM WE
AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER TEAM GET TO COLLEGE
IS THE .
[ Applause ] I’M GOING TO INTRODUCE
JEFF ALLEN. PEOPLE FIRST.
THE TEAM JILL MARTIN.
PATTY MEAD. INCLUDES CHRIS PALMER.
SEMAR PROM. ELIZABETH THORP.
AND ALEX WARREN. [ Applause ] IN 2016-17, THE CED-IIT
MANAGER TEAM MADE EQUITY AND INCLUSION A MAJOR FOCUS,
SPECIFICALLY MENTORING DISADVANTAGED
STUDENTS, MAKING ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED BY
MISCELLANEOUS STUDENT FEES MORE AFFORDABLE,
SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS, AND
TACKLING ISSUES OF FOOD SECURITY. THE MANAGER TEAM ACCOMPLISHED
THESE GOALS BY: RECLAIMING ITEMS DURING STUDIO
CLEAN OUT FOR STUDENTS UNABLE TO AFFORD
SUPPLIES; REPURPOSING SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS OF EXTERNAL
AND FLASH DRIVES FOR LOW INCOME STUDENTS;
REDUCING OR AVOIDING MSF INCREASES; CREATING A TOOL
LOAN PROGRAM TO REDUCE STUDENT OUT-OF-POCKET
EXPENSES; SUPPORTING THE UNDERGRADUATE
FEE WAIVER PROGRAM; STARTING A PAID JUNIOR
MECHANICIAN PROGRAM TO TEACH RELEVANT AND MARKETABLE
FABRICATION SKILLS TO PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WOMEN WHO
ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE BUILDING
TRADES; AND CREATING DESIGN-BUILD SUMMER
PROJECTS THAT IMPROVE THE STORAGE AND
DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD VIA THE CAMPUS FOOD PANTRY. THE TEAM’S WORK SHOWCASES A
STRONG COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY AS THEY WORKED
TO CREATE IMPACTFUL PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT
FOR STUDENTS. THANK YOU.
[ APPLAUSE ] COGENERATION PLANT ACQUISITION
TEAMTHE THIRD TEAM WE’RE GOING TO
HONOR TODAY IS THE GILBERT ESCOBAR. AND JERRY JIMENEZ. [ Applause ] SARA IS ON THE TEAM BUT UNABLE
TO THE UC BERKELEY CAMPUS IS SERVED
BY A JOIN US TODAY. COGENERATION PLANT WHICH
PROVIDES BOTH STEAM AND ELECTRICITY TO THE CAMPUS.
WITH THE THIRD PARTY LEASE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE IN
JULY 2017, THE COGENERATION PLANT ACQUISITION
TEAM WORKED TO DETERMINE THE CAMPUS’ BEST
OPTION FOR CONTINUED ENERGY DELIVERY, NEGOTIATE A
SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THE EXISTING
ARRANGEMENT, TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE PLANT, PROCURE
A NEW OPERATOR, DEVELOP A LONG TERM CONTRACT
WITH THAT COMPANY AND TRANSITION OPERATIONS TO
THE NEW VENDOR WITHOUT ANY LOSS OF FUNCTION. THE NEW ARRANGEMENT IS ALREADY
PAYING OFF INPRETTY IMPRESSIVE REDUCED COSTS FOR CAMPUS
ENERGY. THIS TEAM’S. EFFORT SHOWS THE HIGHEST LEVEL
OF DEDICATION AND EXPERTISE AND THEY COLLECTIVELY
PROTECTED THE CAMPUS FROM THE POTENTIALLY
DISASTROUS EFFECTS OF A FAILURE IN THE PLANT’S
OPERATIONS. THANK
YOU FOR YOUR WORK. JACOBS INSTITUTE MAKER PASS
STAFF.OUR FOURTH TEAM IS THE AMY DINH. GARY GIN. JOEY GOTTBRATH. CHRIS PARSELL. MARY CATHERINE RICHARDSON. ROLAND SAEKOW. AND KENT WILSON. WHO APPARENTLY
IS NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TODAY. THE EARLY GOAL OF THE JACOB
INSTITUTE MAKER PASS STAFF WAS TO CREATE A SPACE FOR
INNOVATION AND TO GIVE ACCESS TO ADVANCED
TECHNOLOGIES TO A WIDE RANGE OF STUDENTS.
WITH THE OPENING OF JACOBS HALL IN AUGUST 2015,
THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS FROM DOZENS OF MAJORS NOW
HAVE ACCESS TO CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS IN AN
INTERESTING AND WELCOMING SPACE.
THIS SPACE CATERS TO ALL STUDENTS RANGING FROM
AN UNDECLARED FRESHMAN IN THEIR FIRST SEMESTER
TO A PHD STUDENT IN AN ENGINEERING FIELD,
LOOKING FOR HIGHLY ADVANCED FABRICATION
RESOURCES. THE TEAM HAS WORKED
COLLABORATIVELY SINCE AUGUST 2015 TO CREATE, LAUNCH AND SCALE
THE MAKER PASS PROGRAM – A SEMESTER PASS WHICH
GRANTS STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ACCESS TO
PROTOTYPING AND FABRICATION FACILITIES IN JACOBS
HALL AND THE CITRIS INVENTION LAB.
TODAY THIS PROGRAM SERVES NEARLY 1200 STUDENTS,
FACULTY AND STAFF EACH SEMESTER WITH
REPRESENTATION FROM TWELVE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. ADVANCE SKILL-BUILDING
WORKSHOPS DEVELOPED AND LED BY THIS TEAM APPEAL TO A
DIVERSE RANGE OF STUDENTS INTERESTS, AND HAVE
INCLUDED SUCH TOPICS AS 3D PRINTING, CHOCOLATE
MOLDS, DESIGNING ELECTRONIC MUSIC
INSTRUMENTS AND USING LASER-CUTTER AND SEWING
MACHINES TO MAKE CUSTOM PILLOWS CASES
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THEIR INNOVATIVE EFFORTS IS THE MAKER PASS ADMIN SOFTWARE
SYSTEM WHICH KEEPS STREAMLINED RECORDS OF WAIVERS
AND SAFETY TRAINING, REDUCING POSSIBLE
PAPERWORK BURDENS FOR THE DESIGN SPECIALIST
STAFF. THE ENTIRE TEAM WORKED ON
CAREFULLY ENSURING THAT INFORMATION ABOUT MAKER
PASS WAS CLEARLY COMMUNICATED AND THAT THE
APPLICATION PROCESS WAS EASY TO NAVIGATE.
FINALLY, THE TEAM HAS BEEN VERY GENEROUS WITH
THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE, FREQUENTLY CONSULTING WITH OTHER UNITS ON CAMPUS TO
SHARE IDEAS OF HOW THEY MIGHT SCALE OR IMPROVE
THEIR FACILITIES. GREAT JOB.
[ APPLAUSE ] AND THE FIFTH AND
MYVOICE WORKING GROUP FINAL TEAM
THAT I GET TO INTRODUCE IS THE ANDREW EPPIG.REPRESENTED
TODAY BY MARI KNUTH-BOURACEE. AND AMBER MACHAMER. JOY EVANS AND
AMBER ZEISE WERE UNABLE TO JOIN US TODAY.
THE MYVOICE WORKING GROUP IS A CROSS CAMPUS
COLLABORATION OF STAFF COMMITTED TO CREATING AN
ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT FREE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND
SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THE GROUP DESIGNED AN INNOVATIVE
AND TRAUMA-INFORMED CAMPUS-WIDE
SURVEY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY’S
EXPERIENCES WITH SVSH, ATTITUDES AROUND
PREVENTION, AND KNOWLEDGE OF RESOURCES.
MINDFUL OF OF THE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT THAT
SVSH HAS ON MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES, THE TEAM
ENSURED IT WAS TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH AND
CHINESE AND DISTRIBUTED PAPER COPIES DIRECTLY TO
STAFF WITHOUT ACCESS TO COMPUTERS.
OTHER CAMPUSES ARE NOW REQUESTING TO USE THE MYVOICE SURVEY AND THE WORKING
GROUP HAS COMMITTED TIME TO WRITING A USER
MANUAL FOR THE SURVEY SO THAT OTHERS CAN
IMPLEMENT IT EFFECTIVELY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR
WORK. [ Applause ]
NOW I’M GOING TO HAND OFF TO THE EXTREMELY FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING
VICE CHANCELLOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, STEVE SUTTON TO
INTRODUCE THE LAST FOUR TEAMS. [ Applause ] STEVE: GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE
EVERYONE. GREAT TO SEE EVERYBODY HERE.
HATS YOU MIGHT EXPECT I ASKED KH KHIRA TO INTRODUCE ME THAT WAY.
YOU KNOW I’M NOT ALL THAT FUNNY. SO MOVE ON.
LET ME START BY SAYING IT’S AN HONOR TO BE HERE I GET THE HONOR
OF INTRODUCING THE FINAL FOUR TEAMS.
I DO WANT TO START BY GIVING SHOUT OUT TO CSAC THEY PLAY SUCH
AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON OUR CAMPUS, EVENTS LIKE THIS ARE CRITICAL AS
OUR CHANCELLOR SAID. IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THE
GOOD WORK OF OUR COLLEAGUES WHETHER INDIVIDUALLY OR IN TEAMS
TEAMS. AND OUR CHANCE TO TALK A LOT
ABOUT BUILDING COMMUNITY. ONE WAY WE CAN BUILD COMMUNITY
JUST TAKING TIME OUT OF OUR DIE TO RECOGNIZE THE GOOD WORK OF
OUR COLLEAGUES. I THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE.
ALSO WANT TO GIVE A QUICK PLUG TO CSAC, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
AS YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MANY MOONS AGO WHEN I WAS ON CAMPUS TO
SERVE IN CSAC IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OPPORTUNITY THAT STRETCHES YOU IN UNTOLD WAYS GIVES YOU CHANCE
HOW TO SEE OUR CAMPUS PRATES I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER
MEMBER. I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO
ANNOUNCE THE FINAL FOUR TEAMS. FIRST ONE IS PINK TANK.
[ Applause ] LAURA ALIE. ELIZABETH ARANDA. SAM BYRD DON-ANTHONY CAPONE. BILLY CURTIS. I DON’T SEE BILLY
HERE, EITHER. TOVA FELDMANSTERN. NO?
SARAH GAMBLE. MECKELL MILBURN. AND TOBIRUS NEWBY. PINK TANK IS AN
INTERDISCIPLINARY, MULTI-DEPARTMENTAL,
MULTICULTURAL COLLABORATION OF DEDICATED AND COMMITTED
CAMPUS STAFF WHO ADVOCATE FOR THE HEALTH,
MENTAL HEALTH, AND WELLBEING OF LGBTQ+ STUDENTS.
THE TEAM HAS TAKEN SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP IN ESTABLISHING A BROAD
DEFINITION OF WELLNESS AND BRINGING TOGETHER MENTAL HEALTH,
SOCIAL HEALTH, MEDICAL, AND PREVENTION/HEALTH
PROMOTION. PINK TANK HAS BEEN ESSENTIAL TO
THE CREATION OF SUPPORTIVE SPACE AND COMMUNITY
DURING TIMES OF POLITICAL CLIMATE CHANGE,
“QUEER RESILIENCE.” THROUGH THIS CROSS-CAMPUS
COLLABORATION, PINK TANK PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH
ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND RESOURCES AND
PEOPLE WITH WHOM THEY CAN FEEL SAFE ASKING
QUESTIONS. THIS WORK HAS LOWERED BARRIERS
TO SEEKING SUCH HELP AND CARE, DESTIGMATIZING
HELP-SEEKING, AND MAKING EXISTING SERVICES MORE
ACCESSIBLE THROUGH INFORMATION AND SUPPORT.
THE PINK TANK CREATES AN INCLUSIVE PROGRAM THAT
FRAMES HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS
WITH MULTIPLE INTERSECTIONALITIES AND SERVES
TO PROVIDE VISIBILITY OF LGBTQ+
HEALTH PROVIDERS AND HEALTH ADVOCATES.
THE TEAM’S WORK EMBODIES AN IMPRESSIVE COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT THAT IS BOTH INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE.
THEY ARE CREATING A SPACE THAT ENHANCES
BERKELEY’S MISSION AND REPUTATION, SERVING TO
NOT ONLY MAINTAIN BUT IMPROVE OUR CAMPUS
EXCELLENCE. CONGRATULATIONS.
[ APPLAUSE ] STUDENT AFFAIRS AND CAL
PERFORMANCES STUDENT EVENTS STAFFTHE NEXT TEAM STREET
THE .
[ Applause ] ROB BEAN.THIS TEAM IS MILLICENT MORRIS CHANEY. GABRIELLA O’HALLORAN.
GINAROSE PERINO. MARISSA REYNOSO AND JEFF WOODS. [ Applause ]
LET ME JUST SAY THAT BEFORE READ READING ABOUT THIS TEAM THAT I
HAD THE CHANCE TO ACTUALLY SEE THIS TEAM IN ACTION AS I WAS
VERY CLOSE TO THE EVENTS THAT THEY MANAGE.
I’M GOING TO READ ABOUT HERE. THIS IS VERY MUCH A
THE STUDENT AFFAIRS AND CAL PERFORMANCE STUDENT WELL-
WELL-DESERVED HONOR FOR THIS TEAM.
EVENTS STAFF TEAM SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED A PROJECT
THAT THE CAMPUS DID NOT CHOOSE FOR ITSELF: ON-THE-GROUND MANAGEMENT OF
THE FREE SPEECH EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2017.
THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE EXEMPLARY
PROFESSIONALISM OF THIS TEAM, THE CAMPUS
SURVIVED THOSE EVENTS WITH ITS REPUTATION AS A
BASTION OF FREE SPEECH INTACT. THIS TEAM ALSO TURNED CRISIS
INTO OPPORTUNITY BY WORKING THROUGH THE REST OF THE
ACADEMIC YEAR TO TURN THE TEAM’S EXPERIENCE INTO
GOOD POLICY, SPECIFICALLY THE MAJOR EVENT
POLICY, AND TO ADDRESS THE HARM THAT WAS CAUSED
BY THE THREAT AND REALITY OF SPEAKERS COMING
TO OUR CAMPUS WHO OPPOSE OUR VALUES OF DIVERSITY,
EQUITY AND INCLUSION.
THE POLICY THAT THE TEAM SHAPED HAS BECOME A
MODEL FOR OTHER UC CAMPUSES AND FOR PUBLIC
UNIVERSITIES NATIONALLY. THEIR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING
EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT,
AS WELL AS THEIR FOCUS ON INNOVATION, ADAPTATION,
AND EFFICIENCY, HAS ENABLED BERKELEY TO REMAIN A
PLACE THAT BOTH DEFENDS FREE EXPRESSION AND IS
A LEADER IN PROMOTING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND
INCLUSION. THANK YOU.
[ APPLAUSE ] THE NEXT TEAM IS, THE WELL. [ Applause ]
THIS TEAM TAKIYAH JACKSON. IS REPRESENTED
BY MECKELL MILLBURN. AND KIARA LEE. THIS TEAM LED TO THE CREATION
OF THE WELL: WHERE BLACK FOLX COME TO HEALTH
– A BLACK HEALTH & WELLNESS PROJECT. THIS
PROJECT STARTED AS A PATH TO CARE CENTER-LED OUTREACH
AND HEALING EFFORT AIMED AT SERVING BLACK
SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP
VIOLENCE. HOWEVER, THAT PROJECT’S PLANNING TEAM QUICKLY
REALIZED THERE WAS A BROADER NEED FOR
HEALING, HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES TAILORED TO
THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
THE WELL IS AN INTERGENERATIONAL ENDEAVOR THAT
ACTIVELY ENGAGES STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY,
ALUMNI AND MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
IN THE PLANNING PROCESS OF THIS PROJECT THESE LEADERS ENGAGED, COLLABORATED,
AND RECEIVED INPUT FROM ALL PARTS OF OUR
COMMUNITY. THESE THREE LEADERS WORKED OVER
SEVERAL YEARS TO VISION, DEVELOP, APPLY FOR
FUNDING AND SUBSEQUENTLY SECURE SEVERAL
YEARS OF FUNDING FOR THIS CRITICAL INITIATIVE.
THE WELL ADDRESSES INTERSECTIONAL TRAUMA,
PROMOTES HEALING AND WELLNESS AND AIMS TO
PROMOTE A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG THE BLACK COMMUNITY AT BERKELEY.
IN THE WELL, BLACK COMMUNITY MEMBERS BUILD
RELATIONSHIPS, ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
RELATED TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS, AND SHARE WISDOM
AND CULTURAL PRACTICES OF RESILIENCE AND
HEALING. SPECIFICALLY, THE WELL AIMS TO
PROMOTE AN INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE
COMMUNITY BY CREATING SUPPORT AND WELLNESS SPACES.
IT ALSO SEEKS TO NORMALIZE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES,
WELLNESS AND HEALING TO ADDRESS CUMULATIVE
IMPACTS OF TRAUMA THAT POSE BARRIERS TO THE
BLACK COMMUNITY. THE WELL AIMS TO CREATE A
SIGNIFICANT, POSITIVE IMPACT IN ADDRESSING THE
RETENTION AND FURTHER DIVERSIFICATION OF OUR CAMPUS
COMMUNITY. IN 2017-2018 THE WELL PROVIDED 15
WORKSHOPS AND SERVED OVER 400 MEMBERS OF THE
BLACK COMMUNITY AT CAL. THE WELL’S LEADERSHIP
EXEMPLIFIES THE BEST OF BERKELEY’S STAFF AND THEIR
CARE FOR THE VIBRANT DIVERSITY OF UC BERKELEY. THEY
EXEMPLIFY THE BELIEF THAT WHEN EACH MEMBER AND
THE BROADER COMMUNITY IS SAFE, SECURE AND
IN COMMUNITY, WE CREATE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND
INTELLECTUAL SPACE TO CREATE, INNOVATE AND FURTHER THE
ACADEMIC MISSION OF UC BERKELEY. BERKELEY.CONGRATULATIONS.
[ Applause ] I TEAL MY COLLEAGUES GAVE ME THE
LONGEST TREES TO READ. WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
VIDEO AND ELEARNING COURSE PRODUCTION TEAM.THE FINAL
TEAM IS ROY A. BERKE.
[ Applause ] WE HAVE
ALISHA KLATT AND JONATHAN SHAINKER. THIS TEAM CREATED THE
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND [ Applause ]
SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO/ELEARNING COURSE.
THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED OF ALL EMPLOYEES
INCLUDING STAFF, RESEARCHERS AND FACULTY.
THEY CREATED VERSIONS IN ENGLISH, CHINESE AND
SPANISH. AFTER SHARING THE FINAL PRODUCT
WITH OTHER UC CAMPUSES SOME ARE ADOPTING THE
IDEA TO CREATE THEIR OWN VERSIONS. ONE TEAM MEMBER WAS THE
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER, SCRIPT WRITER, AND OVERALL
CREATIVE FORCE. ANOTHER PAVED THE WAY THROUGH
THE ORGANIZATIONAL HIERARCHY AND COMMUNICATED WITH
AND SOUGHT PARTICIPATION AND APPROVALS
FROM ALL STAKEHOLDERS.
THE THIRD LED THE WAY WITH VIDEO PRODUCTION
EXPERTISE. THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER USED
CUTTING EDGE ELEARNING TECHNIQUES, IN
PARTICULAR THE USE OF VIDEO FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE
UC BERKELEY COMMUNITY AS A TOOL FOR GETTING
THE POINTS ACROSS. THIS WAS DONE BECAUSE
FAMILIARITY WITH LOCAL PERSONALITIES IN THIS CONTEXT IS
EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE IN HELPING THE USER
FEEL A GREATER CONNECTION TO AND THEN REMEMBER
AND OPERALIZATIONALIZE THE
CONTENT. ALSO, THEY USED A NEWSCAST
FORMAT BECAUSE IT IS A FAMILIAR STYLE TO MOST PEOPLE.
FINALLY, TO A FAMILIAR STYLE TO MOST
PEOPLE. FINALLY, TO MAKE THE COURSE EVEN MORE
MEMORABLE THEY USED CAMPY HUMOR TO INSPIRE GOOD
FEELING AND DISCUSSION. THE ECOURSE IS AVAILABLE ON
DEMAND AT ANY TIME THROUGH THE UC LEARNING CENTER,
HOWEVER, AN IN-PERSON CLASS IS OFFERED IF
REQUESTED BY ANY GROUP, IN PARTICULAR THOSE WHO
DO NOT USE COMPUTERS DURING THE COURSE OF
THEIR WORK. TOGETHER THIS TEAM WAS CREATIVE,
EFFICIENT, INCLUSIVE AND THEY PRODUCED A
PRODUCT THAT MEETS ALL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS IN A
MEMORABLE, INVITING, HUMOROUS, QUICK AND
EFFECTIVE MANNER. MANNER.CONGRATULATIONS.
[ APPLAUSE ] NOW I’D LIKE TO TURN BACK OVER
TO JESS BAUER: [ Applause ] JESS: THANK YOU, I’M FEELING
VERY INSPIRED I HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE AS WELL.
ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF ADVISORY COMMITTEE WE WANT TO THANK THE
CHANCELLOR FOR SUPPORTING THE OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD PROGRAM
WHICH RECOGNIZES STAFF EXCELLENCE.
YES. WE WOULD LIKE TO ALSO THANK
ASSOCIATE CHANCELLOR, VICE CHANCELLOR SUTTON AND INTERIM
FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION AND THEIR SUPPORT OF TODAY’S
CEREMONY. [ Applause ] AS A COMMUNITY WE DEEPLY
APPRECIATE THE NOMINATEORS WHO SILT A GREAT LEADERSHIP EXAMPLE
IN TAKING THE TIME AND EFFORT TO SUBMIT THE NOMINATIONS.
IT’S A COMPETITIVE PROCESS SO WELL DONE NOMINATEORS IF YOU’RE
HERE. THANK YOU. THE COSA PROGRAM IS A LABOR OF
LOVE FOR CSAC AND FULL TEAM EFFORT EQUANT TO THANK THIS YEAR
YEAR’S SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR, NICOLE McENTIRE AND BRADLEY JO
JONG IF YOU CAN SHOW YOURSELVES. THEY REALLY LED THIS PROCESS I
TRULY APPRECIATE THEIR AMAZING WORK ON THIS CEREMONY AND
OVERSEEING THIS WHOLE PROCESS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GUESTS FOR JOINING US AND CELEBRATEING
THESE AMAZING STAFF THAT WE’RE
RECOGNIZING, THANK YOU FOR COMING AND HELPING US APPRECIATE
ALL OF THE INSPIRING WORK THAT’S HATCHING ON THIS CAMPUS.
AND FINALLY WE WANT TO GIVE SINCERE AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO
ALL OF THE HONOREES FOR MAKING OUR CAMPUS A BETTER PLACE FOR
ALL STAFF AS WELL AS FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY WHOM WE
SERVE. IN CLOSING WE ASK THAT THAT
AWARDEES, GUESTS ALL SPEAKERS TO PLEASE STAY, MINGLE, ENJOY SOME
REFRESHMENTS OUTSIDE. FOR THOSE OF YOU ON THE TEAMS
WE’LL TAKE PICTURES IF YOU DIDN’T TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE
CHANCELLOR PLEASE APPROACH THE STAGE WE’LL DID YOUR TEAM PHOTOS
RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING AND
CELEBRATING THESE WONDERFUL STAFF MEMBERS.
[ APPLAUSE ]

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