Monday, September 30, 2013

Employee of the Month: Paul Tiglao

Congratulations are in order for Paul Tiglao!

Paul has been recognized as the President’s Employee of the Month for August!! This is an outstanding accomplishment and we are proud to recognize Paul for his great work and outstanding service to the university.

Paul has been with the university since 1992 and currently serves as the Business Systems Analyst in the Systems Operations and Development Department. Over the years, Paul has assisted many employees on campus and most recently played an integral role in bringing the new E-Market program to our campus.  This program assures PCI and cash handling compliance while giving a much more efficient, 24/7 available method of making payments for various types of campus related services. I’m proud to recognize Paul for his outstanding achievements and service to the campus community.

Some of you may know that when I joined CSUSM in 2001 in Student Financial Services, Paul was one of the first employees I had the honor and pleasure of working with.  He was always pleasant, good natured and willing to step up and assist in any way possible.  I remember Jan Cushman saying to me that "Paul is the glue that holds Student Financial Services together". I thank Paul for all of his contributions to Student Financial Services and for the achievements he has and will continue to have in Systems Operations and Development.

Please join me in congratulating Paul for his outstanding achievement!

Friday, September 13, 2013

An Extraordinary Journey

I hope you all have had the opportunity to read the latest article in the NewsCenter: Student Saves a Life on the Way to Class. If you have not had an opportunity yet to read the article, I encourage you to do so. This article highlights, our very own VPFAS Office student assistant, Lindsey Cunningham!

Two years ago, Lindsey provided a cheek swab to the Be the Match booth on the way and it forever changed a life. Long after the cheek swab was forgotten, Lindsey received a call that she is a match for a little boy, who is battling leukemia. Lindsey bravely agreed to donate her bone marrow to a young boy she may never meet.

Lindsey has gone on an extraordinary journey, giving hope to a little boy and his family, and inspiring all of us to help others. We are proud and honored to share her story, as we have watched her courageously go through this process, shuffling priorities and rearranging her schedules, to give a 10-year old boy a second chance at life. She has made more than an impact – she has saved a life.

 She is an inspiration to us all.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Achievement in Excellence

Congratulations are in order – please join me in recognizing and congratulating the Procurement and Contracts Department for receiving the 2013 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award! The National Procurement Institute (NPI) awards the AEP Award annually to organizations who continually demonstrate excellence in the areas of innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership in the field. This is the fourth year in which Procurement & Contracts has been recognized for this outstanding achievement. They were also recipients of the award in 2005, 2006, and 2007.  Procurement and Contracts continues to set the bar high with their commitment to excellence in Procurement. Congratulations on this outstanding honor and for receiving this prestigious award.