Willie Brown, AVC Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises

From the Desk of Willie Brown V6N3

By Willie Brown - June 11, 2024

As we arrive at graduation weekend, punctuated by the campus’ nine commencement ceremonies, it’s hard to believe the end of the academic year is upon us. As always, I am beyond grateful for the care, attention, and hard work each of you has put into this year – a year that marks a new strategic chapter in Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises with the launch of the student housing development projects and the leadership realignments that will strengthen our departments.

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Meet HDAE: Celebrating Engagement Work Groups and Career Advancement Stories

By Gabrielle Coulousi and Kirsten Brinlee - June 11, 2024

The Employee Engagement Work Groups orchestrated the inaugural “Meet HDAE” event held on May 14. This initiative stemmed from our employees' desire to gain insight into the diverse functions of HDAE departments beyond their own. Each unit appointed representatives to host informative tables, allowing attendees to engage directly with individuals from various departments. Beyond showcasing unit diversity, the event served as a platform to acquaint our staff with the myriad benefits offered by HDAE and our campus at large.

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Recent Photos V6N3

By Kirsten Brinlee and Carol Hirashima - June 11, 2024

Photos from recent HDAE and Campus Events!

HDAE Town Hall, Chalk & Music Fest, Meet HDAE, Fire Extinguisher Training, and WeCARE Welcome

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Spotlight on Retail

Spotlight on Retail V6N3

By Staff Writers - June 11, 2024

The Latest from The Campus Store & Retail Dining!

From Campus Store: Order Promotional Goods and Apparel Service

The custom promotional goods and apparel service supports various university activities, including event promotions, team branding, and departmental initiatives. It serves as a creative outlet for expressing Gaucho pride and fostering community across campus. Departments and organizations interested in exploring this exciting opportunity are encouraged to visit the UC Santa Barbara Campus Store or contact Michele Kunz at

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Your Journey through the Latest News and Events from HDAE


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