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Elena Aleman

Winter 2010


I am nominating: Elena Aleman
Years of Service at Cal Poly: 6
Department: University Housing Services, University Housing Services
Position: Assistant to the Director

Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?: Elena Aleman has served in a variety of capacitates for almost 10 years at University Housing Services. Elena deserves to be acknowledged as a STAR as she is an extremely dedicated and loyal employee to the department, division, and the university. In and out of her position, Elena displays and implements all six of the divisional values. Elena is an absolute pleasure to work with!

Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Interconnectedness, Passion, Quality

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1: Interconnectedness:

Elena’s role in University Housing Services is very visible and she skillfully caters to students, parents, and administrators with professionalism and a dedicated sense of the student centered philosophy. Having been a customer as a former resident and student assistant of the housing department, Elena recognizes the needs of our residents in a unique way which is invaluable to our area. She has a strong network of resources throughout the campus and is truly interconnected.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Passion:
Elena's integrity and quality of work is displayed by her passion to do her best and serve the residents, student assistants and staff with the best service. Elena directly supervises a student assistant and indirectly advises and supervises the resident advisors, customer service student assistants and facilities student assistants. As you can imagine this requires organization, energy, and passion to maintain these relationships. Elena does this with ease and a positive smile! Furthermore Elena also has a passion for “Going Green”. Elena is the Chair of UHS Green committee. As the Chair, Elena has developed and maintained relationships with the Campus Green Interns and has put on educational programs for our residents such as “Buck the Juice”. She also has provided educational flyers and tools for the staff and residents of UHS.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3: Quality:
Elena’s work ethic is conveyed in the quality of work she executes. She is always diligent in meeting deadlines and producing accurate information not only for the professional staff, but also for our large student staff. She is always willing to help to the fullest of her ability with professionalism, respect and care.

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?: Elena is constantly trying to be proactive and find ways to do things better, not only for the department but for the student’s experience. We are previledged to have her as part of the Housing and Cal Poly team.