I am nominating:Daniel Quesada
Years of Service at Cal Poly:2
Department:Parking and Transportation
Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?
Daniel started as one of our Student Workers and was hired on as a full time Parking Officer. Daniel continually displays a rock star level performance on a daily basis. Parking positions are very independent and daunting. Daniel comes in everyday with a smile on his face, a great attitude, and a high level of integrity to still do the right things when a manager may not be looking. He can be counted on to arrive ready to go, make suggestions on how to improve our operations and handles emergency calls with calmness and professionalism. Daniel is a go-getter. He always hustles and takes a lot of pride in the job the department does for the campus.
In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?
Daniel is an extremely hard worker. His high productivity as a parking officer is a direct result of his commitment to excellence. As a Cal Poly Pomona student he has a strong knowledge of the campus and is able to provide directions and assistance to any visitors or new students who may need it. His unique perspective as both staff and student also allows him to empathize and relate to all segments of the campus community, and gives him additional credibility when performing his job duties.
Please select 2 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies:
☐ Student Centered Philosopy
☐ Richness of Diversity
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:
Daniel has a passion for his work. As a parking officer much of the focus is negative (writing parking tickets) but as a department we need people who like to engage in this kind of work. Our Rideshare program depends on it! He has a strong sense of justice and desires to help others see that following the campus policies and guidelines is as important as not violating the student code of conduct.
One thing that Daniel is passionate about is the quality of parking availability we have on campus for ADA parkers. There are many people that abuse the parking privileges of disabled parking. Many students will borrow the placard from a family member or friend so that they can have closer parking. Daniel is very big in ensuring the spaces on campus are for those truly in need of the space to ensure that we can always accommodate someone who is truly handicap. It is very easy to walk by just because there is a placard in the window; however he takes the time to look into the placard to verify information is appropriate.
In addition to writing citations Daniel is always quick to provide assistance to the campus in support of events such as the Hot Dog Caper, BroncoFusion, Commencement, and he regularly assists with battery jumps and vehicle unlocks for our students.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2:
Daniel is very detail oriented and cares deeply about quality. Whether it is how he presents himself in his uniform as a parking officer or the quality of the pictures he takes during the citation issuing process, Daniel takes pride in doing his work with excellence
In addition, Daniel is always quick to provide assistance to the campus in support of events such as the Hot Dog Caper, BroncoFusion, Commencement, and he regularly assists with battery jumps and vehicle unlocks for our students and does so in the highest way possible.