Staff Who Make a Difference Award 

 

The Staff Who Make a Difference Award is presented annually to four full-time staff members, one each in the fields of administrative, professional, service and technical. The award recognizes individuals who have made a positive impact on the campus community, implemented creativity and/or innovation in the workplace, displayed teamwork or leadership strengths and shown a commitment to the  university’s principles of community, diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

  • In 2005, the Staff Who Make a Difference Award was given to the Chief of Technology Officer, James Lin. “Lin has helped transform CHASS from the least technologically deployed college to a campus leader in technology development, especially in the interests of the students and staff”.[2]

 

  • In 2006-2007 the Staff Who Make a Difference Award was given to Mingji (Matthew) Chu, the Enterprise Systems Architect in the CHASS Technical Department. “In 14 months he completed the development of two E-Business applications that saved money, reduced the staff workload and improved student services.”[3]

 

  • In 2009, Manager for Enterprise Applications and Systems, Raymond Holguin, received the UCR Staff Assembly’s Staff Who Make a Difference “In a little more than 3 years, he has completed the development of 8 major E-Business projects for CHASS; an outstanding accomplishment in such a short time period. All of these systems have significantly enhanced CHASS’ business operations— reduced staff workload, saved money, enhanced security, and improved student services quality”.[7]
  • In 2012, James Lin, the Director of CHASS College of Computing, once again received the Staff Who Make a Difference James was selected based on his demonstrated support of the university’s principles of community, diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. [8]

 

 

[2] http://chass.ucr.edu/news/2005/may/05-23-05.html

[3] http://www.insideucr.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=504

[7] http://chass.ucr.edu/news/2009/may/05-11-09.html

[8] http://www.insideucr.ucr.edu/pdf/138.pdf