WELCOME: Jose Gonzalez, Customer Service Coordinator, Residential Operations...Lauren McGinnis, HR & Payroll Coordinator, Residential Operations...Stephanie Benedetti, Rental Services Coordinator, Community Housing Office...John Pidge, Locksmith, Residential Operations...Charles Braun, Isaiah Green, Christina Nielsen & Kaitlyn Roos, Resident Directors...Jesus Salvatierra & Katarina Wolf, Assistant Complex Coordinators...Jose Berber, Jeffrey Juarez-Palma, Viviana Romero & Kianna Tarango, Assistant Resident Directors.
TRANSITIONS: Christopher Arguedas is now the Resident Director of San Rafael Hall...Latrece Seneca is now the Complex Coordinator for Undergraduate Apartments...Chris Johnson is now Coordinator for Resident Health, Wellness and Safety Programs in Residential Operations...Jesus Gama is the new Assistant Residence Hall Manager for San Rafael Hall...and Alex Ramos is the interim Dining Services Business Manager
As you most likely already know, Executive Director Willie Brown was appointed as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Services effective August 1, 2015. Have no fear though, we will still see him around as H&RS is a large part of his expanded responsibilities, which now includes Transportation & Parking Services, the University Center, Events Center, UCSB Bookstore, and Campus Dining. The Homefront Team is happy that our department will still benefit from Willie’s outstanding leadership skills, and now other campus departments will as well. Congratulations Willie!
FAREWELL: Eugene Anthony Sanchez, Sr. Food Service Worker, DLG...Augusto Lopez, Cook, Ortega...Joanne Song, Resident Director, Santa Catalina...Eswin Castillo Franco, Cook, DLG...Rich Trocio, Resident Director, Anacapa...Zekee Silos, Resident Director, Santa Catalina...Martha Avila, Cook, Portola...Felipe Gomez Campos, Sr. Custodian, Residential Operations...and Sarah Olson, Complex Coordinator, Undergraduate Apartments.
IN MEMORIAM: It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Rutila Poppleton on July 16. There will be a memorial for her on Saturday, August 29, 1:30-3:30pm at Tucker's Grove Park. Rutila retired in June 2006 after a long career at UCSB in the Arts Library and then the Community Housing Office. Rutila was one of those people you'll never forget. She was a beautiful and joyful person... always laughing, cheerful, and full of life. She will be missed!