2015 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards

April 24, 2015

On May 7, 2015, 15 individual UC Berkeley staff members and members of 3 staff teams will receive the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA). Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks will be present to congratulate each award recipient, along with Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude M. Steele, Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance John Wilton, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Jeannine Raymond.

A COSA is one of the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor.  The award recognizes and honors individual staff and teams who, in addition to performing all their normal job duties with excellence, demonstrate exceptional initiative in contributing to the UC Berkeley campus community.

The Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC) established this award program on behalf of the Chancellor and administers it each year.

Live Web-Streaming

On May 7, 2015 from 12:30 to 2:30pm, the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award ceremony will be streamed live on the web at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ucb-cosa.  The webcast will also be available for viewing after the event is over.

Descriptions of the award recipients’ accomplishments are available on the CSAC website at http://csac.berkeley.edu/cosa/2015-cosa-recipients.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards!

Individual Recipients

  • Joacim Benitez, Haas School of Business
  • Ruben E. Canedo, Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence
  • Jon Crumpler, Educational Technology Services
  • Phillip Denny, The Blum Center for Developing Economies
  • Mary W. Elings, The Bancroft Library
  • Mark Kinnard, Residential Student Services Program/Residential and Housing Services
  • Diana Lizarraga, Cal NERDS Program
  • Teresa McGuire, Graduate School of Education
  • Johanna Metzgar, Office of the Registrar
  • Lisa Min, Social Services, University Health Services
  • Kari Peterson, Student Affairs Business Operations
  • Lisa Peterson, School of Public Health
  • Tiffany Shaleen Reardon, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science/Engineering Student Services
  • James Sanner, Recreational Sports
  • Rebecca Ulrich, Office of Strategic Academic & Facilities Planning

Team Recipients


  • Annalyn Cruz, Learning and Development
  • Glenn DeGuzman, Residential & Housing Services
  • Debbie Fong, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion
  • Roseanne J. Fong, Letters & Science, Office of Undergraduate Advising
  • Heather Iwata, Admissions & Student Affairs, School of Optometry
  • Maria S. Jaochico, Center for Student Conduct
  • Sunny Lee, Ombuds Office for Students & Post Doctoral Appointees
  • Marcia Gee Riley, Ombuds Office for Students & Post Doctoral Appointees
  • Rodolfo T. Santos, Office of the Registrar
  • Donna Vivar, Educational Opportunity Program
  • Walter Wong, Office of the Registrar

Berkeley Builds Capacity Project Team

  • Sarah Gamble, Health Promotions, University Health Services
  • Meckell Milburn, Health Promotions, University Health Services
  • Tobirus M. Newby, Health Promotions, University Health Services
  • Marie Lim Palo, Health Promotions, University Health Services

RSSP Think Tank Task Force

  • James A. Carroll, Residential & Housing Services
  • Glenn DeGuzman, Residential & Housing Services
  • Markie Gayles, Residential & Housing Services
  • Joe Gentile, Student Affairs Business Operations
  • Robin Hershkowitz, Residential & Housing Services
  • Nancy Jurich, Residential & Housing Services
  • Jessica Snider, Residential & Housing Services