WELCOME: Roberto Pizano, Physical Resource Coordinator, Residential Operations...Melissa Cordial, Office Manager, Carrillo Dining Commons...Rafael Lopez, Cook, Carrillo Dining Commons...Felipe Mireles, Sr Baker, Portola Dining Commons...Eric Rushing, Application Developer, Administrative & Residential Information Technology...Eugene Sanchez, Potwasher, De la Guerra Dining Commons...Michelle Watson, Conference Dining Associate...Minh Phung, Lunch Cook, Ortega Dining Commons...Brian Hamilton, Cook, Carillo Dining Commons...Eduardo Melendez, Carpenter, Residential Operations...and Zekee Silos, Resident Director, Santa Catalina North Tower.
TRANSITIONS: Jesus Gama has been promoted to Assistant Residence Hall Manager...and Jessica Fougere has been promoted to Manager of Placement Services.
FAREWELL: Albert Coghlan, Pam Cort, Jacki Mattice & Julian Torres have retired...Thomas Bowring, Santa Cruz Assistant Resident Director, accepted a position with Sonos...and Maria Coombs, Carrillo Office Manager, is working for another department at UCSB.
On January 19, 2015, we lost a dear colleague and friend, Jose Ramirez. Also known by his nickname "Pollo," Jose had worked as a Sr. Custodian in Family Student Housing since 2010 and was well known to staff and residents for his great personality. He loved gardening and liked to give Bonsai trees to friends as gifts. Jose is survived by his wife Maria, and his two children Claudia and Alex.