Outstanding Staff Award

The Outstanding Staff Award is presented annually to a staff member to recognize sustained, distinguished service by staff to student life, the growth and improvement of UCSC's programs, and the preservation of UCSC's unique intellectual and physical environment. The award is traditionally presented each year during the annual Staff Appreciation Picnic, though this year, we will honor the winner at a virtual event. Despite these circumstances, we are excited to find our next Outstanding Staff member!

Established by the Alumni Association in 1995, in collaboration with the UCSC Staff Advisory Board, the UCSC Alumni Association honors the very best among our dedicated UCSC staff.

Nominations are open until Sunday, June 6th, at 11:59pm PDT.

Previous Recipients

Bellow are the prior staff members who have been recognized as Outstanding Staff. They are just a few of many staff members of UC Santa Cruz who work to change the lives of students every day on our campus.

2019-2020

Yulianna Ortega, STEM Diversity Programs Director

2018-2019

Stacey Sketo-Rosener, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Advising

2017-2018

Judy Scarborough, Academic Personnel Manager for the Division of Undergraduate Education


2016-2017

Irena Polić, Managing Director, The Humanities Institute


2015-2016

Jan Cloud, Assistant Dean, Arts Division


2014-2015

Wendy Baxter, Director of Academic and CoCurricular Programs


2013-2014

Margie Claxton, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar


2012-2013

Elaine Kihara, Academic Preceptor, Oakes College


2011-2012

Anne Callahan, Academic Human Resources Manager, Humanities Division


2010-2011

Michael McCawley, Associate Director, Admissions Program


2009-2010

Tanya Honig, Manager, Department of Linguistics


2008-2009

Rosie Cabrera, Director of El Centro, UCSC's Chicano/Latino student resource center


2007-2008

Bob Hastings, Director of Current Students Services, Division of Graduate Studies


2006-2007

Lynne Wolcott, Academic Adviser at Cowell, 1981-2006; Since 2006, campus Coordinator for Academic Advising


2005-2006

Corinne Miller, Director, Services to Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)


2004-2005

Cheryl Perazzo, Scholarships Advisor, Financial Aid Office


2003-2004

Carol Douglas-Hammer, Assistant Director for University Housing Services


2002-2003

Joseph Weiss, Technical Production director and Operations Manager for the Theater Arts Department


2001-2002

Betsy Wootten, Faculty Services Supervisor, Kresge College


2000-2001

David Kirk, Media Specialist, McHenry Library


1999-2000

Nicolette Czarrunchick (Kresge '93, Women's Studies), Manager, Women's Studies Department


1998-1999

Pam Lawson, Manager, Literature Department


1997-1998

Angie Christmann, College Programs Coordinator, Cowell College


1996-1997

Brenda Brown, Academic Advisor, Crown College


1995-1996

Susan F. Curtis, Administrative Manager, Board of Studies in Sociology