RSSP - Newsletter - June

RSSP News Flash

Residential & Student Service Programs Update

June 2015 Volume 1, Issue 9


 

Straight Talk from Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton

I want to provide you with another update on the RSSP/Real Estate transition plan. We are in the midst of the search process to identify a project manager who will help facilitate the transition. Search processes can often take weeks if not months, and this one is no different. Once the project manager is hired, that person will convene a project team who will establish the processes and structures needed to support the transition. This team will develop timelines and milestones, evaluate when and how best to engage various stakeholders (staff, students, and faculty), communicate to the campus community, develop recommendations for the new organizational structure, form sub-committees/smaller workgroups to carry out the transition work, and much more. They will also help to establish how Real Estate and RSSP will work together after the transition is complete to ensure a high level of service to students. In the meantime, I want to share with you a video from Vice Chancellor Wilton’s recent town hall, explaining his thoughts on the transition to his staff:  Click here to watch the video.  I will continue to keep you updated as this develops.

 
 

Bowles Hall Update 

It’s official: Bowles Hall will transition from RSSP to the Bowles Hall Foundation (BHF) on July 1, 2015. As previously reported, the alumni of Bowles formed a nonprofit corporation to secure a 45-year ground lease on the 1.5-acre property and they will now, together with students and faculty, begin the work required for the transition to a co-ed residential college. Bowles will  be closed for the next academic year while the building’s long-standing multi-million dollar maintenance and repair needs are addressed, and a remodel is completed. Plans call for Bowles to reopen in fall 2016. We’d like to thank the staff for all of their work maintaining this magnificent, but fragile, building and ably serving the need and interests of its student residents. RSSP has accommodated most of the 192 beds from Bowles by doubling and tripling rooms in other residence halls. Thanks to all that have worked diligently to make this happen! Finally, many of you may be wondering what this means for other residence halls in the future.


Given that the state no longer provides capital for campus infrastructure needs and the limits imposed on our debt capacity, we are clearly entering a new era with many unknowns. We are confident, however, that with a little creativity and innovation the University can and will continue to meet the needs of our students. We expect to learn a great deal from the Bowles Hall project, even as we explore other opportunities and options to fund needed remodeling and construction of student housing.

 

Update on SIS Project

The Student Information Systems (SIS) Project will replace the current constellation of aging, disparate, and internally built and maintained student systems with a modern, nimble and effective vendor-supported system that will include admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, student accounts, and advising. The SIS Project has been applying lessons learned from past campuswide projects, and is committed to:
 

  • Placing students and faculty at the center of our design
  • Leveraging the expertise of internal campus community members and external implementation experience
  • Supporting culture change

Learn more about what the SIS Project is doing here.

 

 


Performance Reviews Update

Many of you are in the midst of pulling together performance reviews, and we want to provide you with some clarity as to what form to use. We will continue to use the Division of Student Affairs performance review forms, and will not be using the one-page form provided by Campus Shared Services (CSS) at this time. The updated performance evaluation forms for the Division of Student Affairs may be found here: http://sa.berkeley.edu/businessoperations/workforce-planning-and-analysis.

 

As a reminder, if you are a supervisor, you should be gathering performance data in preparation for writing the evaluation as per your department's schedule. As usual, all original, signed annual performance evaluations are due to HR by no later than October 1. Please submit them to Julienne Ellsworth at RSSP.  You may reach Julie by phone at (510) 642-4154, mail code 2272. Please reach out to your HR Business Partner if you have questions about the process or require support.

 

Excellence in Management Award - Recipients in RSSP 

The Excellence in Management Awards (EIM) are presented annually by the Berkeley Staff Assembly to managers and supervisors across the UC Berkeley campus for the support and empowerment of their staff.

 

This year’s theme, “Architects of Empowerment,” recognized managers and supervisors who are soliciting new ideas and feedback, fostering professional development, and inspiring staff to excel. Please join me in congratulating Katherine Bowers from Residential & Housing Services and Denise DiBetta from Conference Services, on this outstanding achievement!

 
 
 

Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award - Mark Kinnard

Speaking of outstanding achievements, in the last edition of NewsFlash, we highlighted some of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award, and we inadvertently left one out. Please join me in congratulating Mark Kinnard from Residential & Housing Services on his individual award. Congratulations again to Mark and the rest of the RSSP team!

 
 

Welcome New Staff

During the summer conference season, our ranks greatly expand to accomodate the increased pace of activity. Please join me in welcoming both our summer and career staff by saying "hello" to:
 

Cal1Card

  • Sara A Gall, Production Assistant, Cal1Card
  • Dominic Tsang, Production Assistant, Cal1Card

 

Cal Dining

  • Julian Flores Abejar, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Deborah Anne Alexander, Assistant Director, Cal Dining
  • Maria Arzate, Principle Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Salim Boykin, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Matthew John Campbell, Executive Chef, Cal Dining
  • Vincent Cheung, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Kyle Curtis, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Bryant Abdel Diaz, Senior Custodian, Cal Dining
  • Sjauna Marie Douglas, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Jerrad Fredrick Downey, Senior Custodian, Cal Dining
  • Erben Fermon, Cashier, Cal Dining
  • Keino Orlando Gibson, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Teresena Laelene Grayson, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Desean Groce, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Devonte Jones, Cook, Cal Dining
  • David Modert, Senior Custorian, Cal Dining
  • Joseph Moreno, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Rodney Napier, Senior Custodian, Cal Dining
  • Asha Lynn Shideh, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Gabriel Slaton, Senior Custodian, Cal Dining
  • Esmerelda Tapia, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Artyste A Ueal, Cook, Cal Dining
  • Jeniffer Denise Valenzuela, Chef, Cal Dining
  • Gisella Villafuerte, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Jennifer Williams, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Edna Mae Willis, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining
  • Meaza Yohannes, Senior Food Service Worker, Cal Dining

 

Cal Housing

  • Jorge Jovah Alfaro Dominguez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Joseph Anthony Amons, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Luis A Azuara, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Wan Wen Bao, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Laura C Barcenas, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Silvia Agelica Barcenas, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Joseph Yama Blake, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Anamaria Bruno, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Cesar Bruno, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Griselda Campa, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Miguel Castro, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Eva Cen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Dongmei Chen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Fei Chen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Huijie Chen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Sixiao Chen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Xiao Bing Chen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Holly Cheng, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Amy Chu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Brejanai Collins, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jonathan Collins, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jian Hua Deng, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Houevi Dosseh, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Songfang Fan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Ana R. Frausto, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Kevin E. Freeman II, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Cornell Edward Freeman, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Alejandro Garcia, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Edgar Garcia, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Karina Gonzalez-guido, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Antonio Gonzalez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Gloria Gonzalez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Maria Alejandra Gonzalez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Oscar Andrew Gonzalez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Yin Yin Gu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Clementina Gutierrez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Randy Carl Harris Jr, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Crystal Tiearra Harvey-Cooper, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Xiaomin He, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Rheniece Hendricks, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Alejandro Hernandez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Carlos Israel Hernandez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Daniel A Hernandez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Xitlalic Hernandez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • LaTonia Holmes, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Xue Hu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jieya Huang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Rui Hong Huang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Xiang Ming Huang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Yick M Jeu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Celiwe Jones, Lead Custodian, Housing
  • John Dan Julius Jr., Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Hunt Hon Yin Lai, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Elaine Lam, Lead Custodian, Housing
  • Lofero A Lawson, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Cheung Lee, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jin Yan Lei, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Mei Er Lei, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Liqui Li, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Mu Fei Li, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Rongrong Li, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Weichao Li, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Aiting Liang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Mei Fang Liang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Ru Zhao Liang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Yanni Liang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Zhiquan Liang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Peiyan Liao, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Yajun Lui, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Zhiying Liu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Hui Jiao Luo, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Sarah X Ly, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Reyes Macias, Painter, Housing
  • Liliana Maldonado, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jeremy Kameron McKinley, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Lixing Moore, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Efren Moreno, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Phan My Ngo, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Danny Olague, Building Maintenance Worker, Housing
  • Luis Carlos Olague, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Oscar Olague, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Lizbeth Oregon, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jun Huan Pan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Richard Stephen Paulson, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Tyler Payne, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Ma De La Luz Pedroza, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Benjamin Pineda Jr., Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Ester Quintanilla, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Thomas De Jesus Rodriguez Jr., Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Karen Yajaira Rodriguez, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Indra S Ruiz Piedra, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Katelyn M. Sadler, Cal Housing Coordinator, Housing
  • Johnson Sam, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Komal Singh Sangha, Stationary Engineer, Housing
  • Eduardo Santillan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Flor Santillan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jazmin Eunice Sarabia, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Joel Sebastian Gaitan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Tyrone R. Smith, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Terry Stewart, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Cui Yan Tan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Man Ling Tan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Hui Tao, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Felicia Meiyao Tom, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Corina A Torres, Lead Custodian, Housing
  • Kathy Lai Yung Tsui, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Gui Yu Wan, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jerry W Williams, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Milan Willis, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Hui Mei Wu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Jing Yi Xie, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Yiyin Xie, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Yueqiong Xu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Peter Yang, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Eric Youngs Jr., Senior Custodian, Housing
  • WeiJun Yu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Xiuju Yu, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Rosario Liliam Zamora, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Militetsega Zemenfes, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Liumei Zeng, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Liurong Zeng, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Qiwen Zhen, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Cui Hua Zheng, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Li Zheng, Senior Custodian, Housing
  • Ling Zheng, Senior Custodian, Housing

 

Early Child Education Program (ECEP) 

  • Boris Alvarado, Center Director, ECEP
  • Marie S Corwin, Site Coordinator, ECEP

 

Student Activities

  • Sunny Gupta, Appointed Official, Student Activities
  • Alejandro Ramirez, Appointed Official, Student Activities
  • Derrick Lemar Robinson, Appointed Official, Student Activities
  • Wing Chung Jeffrey Tsang, Appointed Official, Student Activities
  • Rashad Williams, Appointed Official, Student Activities

 

University Village, Albany (UVA)

  • Danielle Isadora Butler, Rec Program Instructor, UVA
  • Leticia Cortez, Senior Custodian, UVA
  • Sara Egbert, Rec Program Instructor, UVA
  • Arturo Garcia, Summer Front Office Assistant, UVA
  • Marina Hernandez Vega, Senior Custodian, UVA
  • Olga Juarez, Senior Custodian, UVA
  • Graciela Kleiner, Senior Custorian, UVA
  • Duy Tu Nguyen, Senior Custodian, UVA
  • Carlos Rea Ramirez, Building Maintenance Worker, UVA
  • Mayring Santiago, Senior Custodian, UVA


We’re glad to have you on board.

 
 

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