Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Finance and Administrative Services Hosts Employee Summer Fair

Last week, Finance and Administration Services held its annual FAS Employee Recognition Luncheon to give our division employees the opportunity to gather over a wonderful meal, catch up with colleagues, and appreciate all the work we each do every day at CSU San Marcos.

Our C3 team did a wonderful job hosting this year's event.
Well over a hundred FAS employees stopped by to enjoy BBQ
and dessert with colleagues.

The Communication team displays its Scratch-n-Sniff popcorn feedback board. Fun!

This year’s event was hosted by the FAS Culture Change Champions (C3), a great team that has been working behind the scenes for several months to develop initiatives inspired by the recent Great Colleges to Work For Survey.

The C3 team developed a fantastic Summer Fair theme with booths focusing on Communication, Networking, Training/Professional Development, and Recognition.

The Networking team came prepared to receive lots of great employee feedback.

At each booth employees played games, learned more about the C3 initiatives, and gave valuable feedback on how we can continue to make our division and our campus a wonderful place to work.

Employees loved being silly in the photo booth.

Of course, no summer fair is complete without treats! After a delicious BBQ lunch (featuring tri tip and some of the best cornbread in the state, thanks to our talented caterers) employees enjoyed popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, and more, followed by an opportunity raffle with great prizes.
Just a few of our awesome Facilities team members
enjoying ice cream and treats.

Many hands contributed to making this event a success, and I’d like to thank the VPFAS and C3 teams for the hard work and creativity that turned their vision for this year’s annual event into a fun and exciting reality.

Employees gather around the Professional Development booth for a
chance to win tickets for the Opportunity Raffle.

And again I’d like to thank each FAS employee for the part you play in representing our division and our University. The work you do matters in the lives of students and throughout our community, and I am proud to lead such a great team.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Celebrating Our Graduates

Congratulations to FAS Employees Barbara Sainz and Karen Baldyga on receiving their MBA from CSUSM on Sunday, May 17th.

Friday, May 15, 2015

FAS Great Colleges Focus Group


Finance and Administration Services employees gathered for a focus group meeting to discuss the four topics chosen as a result of the Great Colleges to Work For Survey. The four topics that we’re focusing on developing within our division include:
  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Recognition
Each team gave a brief presentation on its topic and FAS employees were encouraged to pick a topic that they would be interested in providing feedback, ideas and solutions.

Corporal Ken Forney Recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


Corporal Ken Forney received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his contributions towards this cause. He made 23 DUI arrests in 2014. Great work Corporal!

CSUSM Hosted Groundbreaking for New Sports Center


CSUSM broke ground on our new Sports Center today!

Click the following links for more information regarding the new sports center:

Inspire Integrity: Chasing An Authentic Life

Our division had the honor of hearing speaker Corey Ciocchetti’s talk: “Inspire Integrity: Chasing An Authentic Life”. His words resonated with many of our employees and tied back to our division value of “Show integrity – do the right thing”. For more information, check out his site: http://www.coreyspeaks.com/


How Do You Achieve Work-Life Balance?


What's Your Favorite Inspirational Quote?

One of my favorite quotes is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou. What are some of yours?


One of Our Own Graduates from Police Academy

Congratulations to our very own Ryan Russell for graduating from the academy on February 4, 2015. Ryan started at CSUSM in 2005 as a CSO then became a dispatcher at the department. CSUSM recognized his leadership ability and made an investment in Ryan by putting him through the academy. We are pleased to welcome him back to campus as an officer.