Staff Celebration Week: April 29-May 5

April 17, 2017

Dear Members of our Campus Community,

I am pleased to take this opportunity to write to you about Staff Celebration Week on our campus. This year, events will be held from April 29-May 5, 2017. On Monday, May 1, our Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Staff Assembly, will take place at 12 noon in the SAASB Courtyard. The Staff Celebration Luncheon and presentation of staff awards will be held on Tuesday, May 2, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Club Lawn. Other scheduled events include the Gaucho KidsFest on Saturday, April 29, and the Staff Assembly Cookie Contest on Wednesday, May 3, at 12 noon. Wrapping up the week is our Staff Social, Crafts Bazaar, and Staff Assembly Drawing on Friday, May 5, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Both Dilling and I are tremendously appreciative and enthusiastically supportive of the activities of Staff Celebration Week. Year in and year out, it is an opportunity to come together, enjoy one another’s company, and celebrate the relationships and friendships that make our campus such a wonderful place to work and learn. We join with our entire campus in celebrating the many accomplishments and contributions of all our dedicated staff colleagues, and we are honored to recognize the tremendous work and the key role our staff play across our campus. Because we so deeply appreciate all that our staff colleagues do, Dilling and I have also made a special effort to help provide scholarships for staff to promote professional development opportunities through the Dilling Yang Staff Scholarship program.

I hope you will all join me in supporting and encouraging participation by all of our staff colleagues in the activities of Staff Celebration Week. You can find more information about these events on the Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Council (CSAC) website at

I send my sincere thanks to all our staff colleagues for your dedication and commitment to our campus. I look forward to seeing all of you at our Staff Celebration Week activities.


Henry T. Yang