Jared Martinez, HDAE's new Wellness Coordinator

Staff Spotlight

By Leslie Ramirez - June 23, 2023

Welcome Jared Martinez, HDAE’s new Wellness Coordinator! 

Jared recently joined UCSB in March. In his role as the HDAE Wellness Coordinator, he interacts with all departments in HDAE, leading HomeStretch, Wellness Learn at Lunches, fitness activities, and more. In May, Jared made his mark by helping to lead UCSB's UC Move effort. Take a look at the article he authored in this issue of the Compass.

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Group photo of UCSB employees on the beach with the oean in the background

UC Moves

By Jared Martinez - June 23, 2023

Moving More in May

UC Moves is an annual UC-wide well-being initiative that promotes wellness and an active lifestyle in the UC Community. This year’s event encouraged UCSB staff and faculty to “move more” for three weeks in May while competing against other UC campuses. 

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Willie Brown

From the Desk of Willie Brown V5N6

By Willie Brown - June 23, 2023

End of Year Reflection

As summer 2023 begins, I would like to express how grateful I am to lead such a talented and caring group of staff members. Reflecting on the past year, I am proud of our accomplishments. These would not be possible without your support and dedication.

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UCSB Bike to Work Day 2023

UCSB Celebrates Bike To Work Day

By Eve Sanford - June 21, 2023

Good for your health, mind, wallet & the environment!

UCSB brought back a long-standing tradition this May - our annual Bike to Work Day Breakfast. Bike to Work Day is a nationally-celebrated event that promotes and supports people commuting by bike. This year, the Transportation Alternatives Program hosted a pancake breakfast at Henley Gate with raffle prizes, bicycle-shaped pancakes, and free bike repair. 

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Willie Brown

From the Desk of Willie Brown V5N5

By Willie Brown - May 18, 2023

HDAE Town Hall Recap

Thank you for attending the Town Hall Meeting on April 27, 2023. We had a full agenda, with much information to share and many folks to celebrate. At the meeting, I was pleased to announce organizational changes intended to improve our services. Residential Operations is now handling all aspects of the HDAE physical plant, including the custodial teams at the University and Events Centers. Distribution & Logistical Services has transitioned to the Residential Operations portfolio as it is more compatible with their functions. 

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