RSSP - Newsletter - April
Residential & Student Service Programs Update
April 2015 Volume 1, Issue 7
A Personal Note from Associate Vice Chancellor LeNorman Strong and Assistant Vice Chancellor Stephen C. Sutton
We are writing to inform you about the latest news that will impact Residential & Student Service Programs (RSSP) staff. First, we wish to thank you for all of the hard work each and every one of you do every day to provide students with the best possible experience. RSSP is a world-class operation because of you.
Today, as you may have seen, the university’s new plan was announced to address the housing needs of current and prospective students. There will be a realignment of some functions between RSSP and Administration & Finance/Real Estate. Detailed plans are still being developed, but it’s estimated that the planned transition will take place over the course of 18-24 months.
We realize today’s news may come as a surprise to many, and we want to ensure all of you feel supported during this transition period. Transitional periods can sometimes be unsettling, and the following resources are available for you. Please also feel free to talk with your supervisor for additional details on ways to address any concerns.
Many of you may wonder exactly which areas are going to be impacted by this plan. Impacted units transitioning from Student Affairs/Residential & Student Service Programs to Administration & Finance/Real Estate will include:
We are still in the initial planning phases for this transition, as we have more concrete information we will share. In this morning's meeting we addressed several of your questions but unfortunately weren't able to address all. For the questions we did not answer, some were comments or related to other topics such as CalTime, others were specific to Real Estate. We want all parties to be able address your questions and we have saved the questions and will share them with our partners. We are committed to keeping the RSSP team informed throughout the process. We have a list of Frequently Asked Questions on bit.ly/ucb-facilities-
We are planning meetings across RSSP to listen to your concerns and address questions you may have. Please see an initial list of meetings below. To schedule AVC Sutton to come to your work location, please contact Kathy Kwong at (510) 642-9624 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, and remember to please reach out to your supervisors with any questions you may have. We know that as a team we can support each other during this transition period.
AVC LeNorman Strong
AVC Stephen C. Sutton