University Housing honored by Employee Appreciation Board

University Housing staff

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board honored University Housing for its exemplary service on May 1.

This dedicated group worked tirelessly during the merger of Apartment Life and Residence Life. During this transition, the students were unaware of the large change, as service to them was never disrupted. During the transition, a bridge plan was introduced to several individuals, which included taking on additional job duties until the true needs of the department were known, and University Housing continued to raise the bar to hold each other to high standards, improving the overall student experience for both current students and students to come.

The group was nominated by Holly Robertson, Shirl Portillos and Stephanie Zee, for going above and beyond to help CSU’s students. Portillos wrote, “Knowing that we work with every student who lives on campus (traditional, non-traditional, families, graduate, Ph.D., etc.) our regular employees have gone above and beyond to continue to provide quality customer service and care for each resident who lives with us while taking on additional responsibilities.”

About the CSUEAB

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board, originally formed in 1968, recognizes employees for their hard work and promotes community spirit among CSU faculty and staff through events such as breakfasts and luncheons. Each month, the board hosts a prize drawing for all faculty and staff who submit an entry form, including a coveted reserved parking space for a full month.

The board meets monthly during the academic year to discuss and plan employee recognition events, as well as to help promote university events. One of the main objectives of the board is the monthly recognition of a group, entity or college.

To nominate a department or office, visit