From the Desk of Willie Brown

January 2, 2018

Welcome to the first issue of the Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises newsletter!

The spirit of this publication is to communicate to HDAE employees a number of significant programs and events that are occurring in our division. The format of this newsletter has been designed to include important updates on the many facets of the auxiliary programs at UC Santa Barbara. More importantly, the focus will be placed on the people, programs, and services that make HDAE run effectively. Over time, it is my hope that we will be able to gain a greater appreciation of the collective role we play in supporting the success of UCSB.

I would like to thank those who have worked hard to put together this first issue: Julie Levangie, Eric Zobel, Becky Hoffman, Laura Hoffman, Mandy Yoshida, Mark Rousseau, Jean Singer, Marisol Gomez, Camille Locklear, Danielle Reed, and Robbie Yankow. And as this will not be the last newsletter, I would like to thank them for their future efforts in support of this endeavor.

I am thrilled that this first issue for the HDAE organization has finally reached the stage of production. Every good newsletter needs a name and I want to encourage you to take part in the newsletter naming contest. We have many talented staff working in our division and I am confident we will find a name that embodies what this publication is for our organization.

By Willie Brown