Winter 2018, Volume 13, Issue 2

2018 Citation of Excellence Awards

The UCSB Staff Assembly is pleased to announce its 2017 - 2018 Citation of Excellence Awards. The purpose of the program is to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievements and meritorious service of career staff. Ten awards will be made and each recipient will receive $500 and a plaque. Presentation of awards will be made during the Staff Celebration Luncheon.

Any UCSB faculty, academic, management, or staff member may submit a nomination, along with one endorsement letter. A selection committee of staff members will review the nominations and choose this year's recipients.

Guidelines for NOMINATIONS

  • Only policy-covered contract and career Professional and Support Staff (PSS) employees and career CX represented employees not on probationary status with a yearly salary not exceeding $100,000 may be nominated.
  • Personnel in the Senior Management Group (SMG) and in the Management Senior Professionals (MSP) are not eligible.
  • Employees with annual salaries exceeding $100,000 are not eligible for this award.
  • Each nominee requires a principal nominator and one endorser.

Guidelines for NOMINATORS

  • The nomination and endorsement letters should be in the form of a typed letter or memo, each not exceeding two pages in 12-pt. font.
  • Principal nominators are not limited to a single nomination. However, separate forms and nomination and endorsement letters are required for each candidate.
  • Students are not eligible to nominate or submit endorsement letters.

Send all nominations as pdf attachments via e-mail to If you cannot send pdf attachment files, please send the form and letters via campus mail to George Hopwood at Office of Research, MC 2050.

Nominations and endorsement letters must be received no later than 4:00pm, Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

NOTE: nominations not adhering to the guidelines will not be considered. Please see our website for a full description of the guidelines and the nomination form.

Healthy Campus Network Crew

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The Healthy Campus Network (HCN) is looking for one Staff or Faculty member from each department who will volunteer to encourage and support their colleagues to live healthier lifestyles by promoting wellness events and coordinating one activity per quarter.

HCN invites you to nominate one person from your department that you feel would be the perfect fit to help increase workplace well-being.

Crew member participation is minimal and consists of:

  • Posting flyers and forwarding HCN announcements about programs, events and resources to appropriate departmental listservs
  • One-hour meeting once a quarter to learn about wellness programs
  • Organize one team building activity per quarter around health and wellness
  • Encourage colleagues to participate in campus-wide wellness campaigns.

Please have your nominated Crew member fill out this short google form to enroll!

To learn more about the Healthy Campus Network Crew, visit the Food Access at UCSB website.

Staff Spotlight

Krystal McCauley

Name: Krystal McCauley
Job Title: Help Desk Technician
Department: Student Affairs Information Systems

How long have you worked at UCSB?
I started working in Student Affairs on the Help Desk January 2001.
Where were you prior to coming to UCSB?
Before starting a career in I.T. I was an elementary school teacher. I taught in the Ventura school district for 2 years before realizing teaching was not right for me. I have a B.A. in Psych and an M. Ed. (both from UCSB), and while I troubleshoot computer issues for a living, I find my background in education to be useful.
Tell us a little more about you.
I grew up both doing community theater, and I can sing, dance, and act. In fact, I studied with Patsy Swayze (best known through her son Patrick Swayze) so I learned all my ballet terms with a thick Texan accent. Patsy had just told me I was ready to go on professional dance auditions, I when I decided to go to college instead.
What special hobbies do you have?
I make scented candles. Tealights, specifically. I have been known to sell them at the Winter Warmer on campus, but haven’t for the past few years. The kitchen in my current apartment is a touch too small.
What do you like best about your job?
I love being on a campus with the youthful energy of the students. I feel proud being part of Student Affairs—a division dedicated to supporting each of our students to get the most out of the college experience. While I am no longer a teacher, I am happy to still work in the field of education.