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Congratulations to the 2023-24 CUCSA Award winners

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Wylie Liu, Shira Minerd and Glenda Humiston were among the honorees of the 2023-24 CUCSA Awards.

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is a systemwide employee resource group, founded in 1974, that maintains and enhances communication within the university community on matters of interest to staff employees in accordance with California laws and Regent policy.

Every year, CUCSA recognizes outstanding staff throughout the UC system who have made a meaningful impact through their work at the university. Below are the winners of the 2023-24 CUCSA Awards.

Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award 

The Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award was created in 2015 as a memorial to Kevin McCauley, a long-time UC staff member who passed away in January of that year. This award recognizes University of California staff members who are supportive and inclusive of staff; encourage equity, diversity and inclusion; are forward-thinking; and do not compromise the quality of work they offer for fellow staff, students or faculty.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Jeff Girod

Jeff Girod, Assistant Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Marketing and Communications, UC Riverside

Wylie Liu, Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement, UCSF

Jocelyn Pacheco, Director, Business and Fiscal Affairs, Office of the Chancellor, UC San Diego

E. Janie Pinterits

E. Janie Pinterits, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Outstanding Senior Leadership Award

Established in 2010, The Outstanding Senior Leadership Award recognizes senior-level leaders who are supportive and inclusive of UC staff, and encourage equity, diversity, and community.

Congratulations to this year’s winner:

Glenda Humiston

Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Outstanding Board Member Award 

Established in 2023, the CUCSA Outstanding Board Member Award recognizes an outstanding local Staff Assembly Executive Board member for outstanding service. 

Congratulations to this year’s winner:

Kelvin Huang

Kelvin Huang, Associate Industrial Hygienist, UC San Diego

Outstanding CUCSA Alumni Award

Established in 2023, the Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes a CUCSA Alumnus/Alumna who has continued distinguished service of staff in the UC.

Congratulations to this year’s winner:

Shira Minerd

Shira Minerd, WorkLife and Wellness Program Manager, UC Santa Barbara

This year’s award winners will be officially recognized at the CUCSA end-of year town hall, taking place on July 9, 2024, at 2 p.m. (PT). Register to attend the town hall.

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