April 28, 2023

Dear Members of Our Campus Community,

I am pleased to take this opportunity to write to you about Staff Celebration Week on our campus, and to invite you to join us at events this spring to honor and appreciate the accomplishments and contributions of our staff colleagues. We are so glad that we will have the chance to gather again in person this year.

We are sincerely thankful for the tremendous work our staff members do all across our campus. Our staff colleagues are such an integral part of our UC Santa Barbara family, and we are honored to show our appreciation and to celebrate their continuous commitment and dedicated service to our university.

The kickoff event for the week will be our annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Staff Assembly, on Monday, May 8, at noon in the SAASB Courtyard. The Chancellor’s Staff Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 10, from 11 am – 1 pm on The Club Lawn. The Professional Women’s Association Conference will be held on Thursday, May 11, and the week will conclude with our Staff Social and Spring Arts & Crafts Bazaar on Friday, May 12, from 2 – 4 pm on The Club Lawn. Tours for staff will be ongoing throughout Staff Celebration Week and the month of May.

Both Dilling and I are tremendously appreciative and enthusiastically supportive of our Staff Celebration Week activities, and we encourage our staff colleagues to attend some or all of the events. Staff Celebration Week provides a wonderful opportunity for us 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. Dilling and I look forward to seeing all of you then.


Henry T. Yang