TO THE 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 the week of May 10-14. On Monday, May 10, our campus staff organizations will collectively host a Staff Social, to be held on the Bren School patio overlooking the bluffs. Staff Assembly will host the annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday and a newer tradition, the Cookie Contest, on Thursday. The Staff Luncheon, organized by the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Council, will be held on Friday. This year, the Professional Women’s Association Conference, "Metamorphosis: Embrace, Evolve, Emerge," will be held on Friday, May 21.
Both Dilling and I are tremendously appreciative and enthusiastically supportive of the activities of Staff Celebration Week. Each and every year, it is an opportunity to gather and to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of all our staff colleagues. In this uncertain and difficult budget climate, recognizing the tremendous work of staff across our campus and the support they give our students and faculty, and each other, has never been more important. 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 encourage and further professional development opportunities for them, through the Dilling Yang Staff Scholarship program in Human Resources.
I hope you all will join me in supporting and encouraging participation by all our staff colleagues in the activities of Staff Celebration Week. To learn more about all the activities planned for this week, visit the CSAC website at http://csac.ucsb.edu.
I send my sincere thanks to all our staff colleagues for your dedication and commitment to our campus. I look forward to seeing you at the Staff Celebration Week events.
Henry T. Yang