UCI leadership sends heartfelt congratulations to all of our 2022 Staff Service Awards honorees.
Messages are presented in alphabetical order by last name.
Vice Dean, Basic Science Research
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Personnel
School of Medicine
I am thrilled to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all 2022 Staff Service Award honorees. Thank you for helping to make UCI a world-leader in education, research and clinical care, and a wonderful place to work. Your hard work, loyalty and dedication are truly inspiring.
Ramona H. Agrela
Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice Chancellor
We appreciate you for more than just your great work. We also celebrate your character and positive effect you have on others. Thank you for sharing your remarkable talents with us each and every day.
Tom Andriola (he/him/his)
Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology & Data, UC Irvine
Henry Ford once said, “You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I’ll build the business right back again.” The point? Great organizations are made up of great people. My sincerest congratulations to our Staff Service Award honorees this year. I have learned that great organizations are made through the dedicated efforts of hard-working people like yourselves, demonstrating commitment, loyalty and longevity. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the UC Irvine community.
Larry A. Anstine, FACHE
Executive Advisor, UCI Health
Congratulations to all of our Staff Service Award honorees! Thank you for all you do every day to advance our mission. Your dedication and continued hard work is what makes UCI such a great place for all of us. Celebrate and enjoy the day!
Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation
From all of us at Beall Applied Innovation, a sincere and hearty congratulations! It is an honor to work alongside you.
Dean, School of Education
We are very grateful for your years of service to UCI. Your commitment to the institution has allowed us to achieve so much in the School and make a difference in the lives of members of our community.
Chief Nursing Executive, UCI Health
We couldn’t do it without you! My sincere congratulations to all Staff Service Award nominees and your commitment to serving patients and their loved ones at UCI Health.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Congratulations to all of the 2022 Staff Service Award honorees. Thank you for your continued service to our great university and for your commitment to creating a community where our faculty, staff, and students can thrive. Kudos and cheers to all of you.
Director and Founding Dean, Program in Public Health
Professor, Department of Health, Society, & Behavior, Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences
Were it not for our UCI Public Health staff, our program wouldn’t be where we are today, which is on the verge of becoming the UCI School of Population and Public Health. My sincerest gratitude to all our staff who have helped the tremendous growth we’ve experienced in the last few years.
Associate Chancellor - Sustainability
Congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees. Having spent thirty years at UCI myself, I know many of you. Your 20,000+ years of cumulative service have built the foundation for not only a great university, but it is your values and principles that nurture our legacy of inclusive excellence, public service, and environmental stewardship. Over your years of service, you have transformed a job into a vocation. Thank you!
Associate Provost and Chief of Staff
Congratulations, colleagues! Thank you for your years of service and dedication to our students and the entire UCI community. Your hard work and contributions to our shared mission are very much appreciated.
Dean, School of Physical Sciences
The talent and dedication of our staff fuels our campus and we are so fortunate to have you all as part of our anteater family. I thank you for your service and for helping make UCI a top public institution. Congratulations, and enjoy your special day!
Chief Medical Officer, UCI Health and Clinical Professor of Surgery
Congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Thank you for always putting patients first and inspiring us with your outstanding achievements!
Chief Information Officer & Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Information Technology
My sincerest congratulations to our honorees. Thanks to your efforts, we deliver a world-class education to our student body, remain on the forefront of boundary-breaking research, and provide important resources to our community and beyond. Your hard work makes a difference. This week we celebrate you. Thank you!
Dean, Division of Continuing Education
My sincere congratulations to this year’s Staff Service Award honorees. Your commitment, diligence, creativity, and collaborative approach to serving our students and community ensure that UCI is not only a fantastic destination for learning and research, but also a place where everyone belongs and feels supported. Thank you for your outstanding work and congratulations on this important milestone!
Dean, School of Education
Congratulations to all Staff Service Award honorees on your well-deserved recognition. We are deeply grateful to you for your dedication and service in advancing our mission. We are especially grateful to our staff awardees from the School of Education. You are an integral part of the UCI community, and your work has truly made a difference.
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education
Congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your efforts and contributions to the campus keeps everything running, and have been particularly impressive during these challenging times. I thank you for your years of service and though we cannot celebrate in person, know that we are still celebrating you! Thank you, and enjoy your special day!
Valerie M. Dixon
Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, UCI Health
I extend my sincere congratulations and deep appreciation to all of our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Thank you for your unwavering commitment to incorporate the highest ethical standards into all that you do. Your dedication lays the unshakeable foundation on which UCI’s reputation as a stellar institution is built. Enjoy this well-deserved recognition.
Stacey Nicholas Dean, Samueli School of Engineering
Congratulations on receiving this honor. It is a testament to the dedication, talent, and hard work of our staff. In fact, a world-class research university cannot function without world-class staff. And we certainly have amazing staff here at UCI! Thank you for all you do for our university!
Steve A. N. Goldstein, M.A., M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pediatrics,
Physiology & Biophysics, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Today, we celebrate the milestones of over 2,000 employees. Each of you contribute to the success of UCI, and together we take pride in your accomplishment and commitment to excellence. Congratulations on your anniversary, and I look forward to celebrating many more!
UCI PD Chief of Police
Congratulations to all the 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your service and dedication to our community has been the greatest contribution to the success of UCI. Enjoy this milestone and thank you for making UCI the best place to work.
John E. Gross, MD, FACS
Vice Dean, Faculty and Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
CMO, Medical Innovation Institute, HS Clinical Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
With heartfelt gratitude, congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees. Thank you for all you do in support of UCI Health and for making UCI Health the premier destination for health care in Orange County. It is your unwavering dedication and commitment along with the entire health care team that allows UCI Health to provide safe, innovative, and uncompromising care to our patients. It is your tireless work and leadership that makes it all happen. Thank you so much for all you do and please enjoy your special day!
Andrea Gunn Eaton
Chief Campus Counsel
Congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Thank you so very much for your years of service. Your commitment to our community is truly inspiring. I hope you enjoy your special day!
Vice Provost, Graduate Division & Dean, Graduate Division
My heartfelt congratulations go out to our 2022 Staff Service Awards honorees. Your work on behalf of the UCI community is appreciated and noticed every day. People like you make UCI one of the best universities in the world. We are lucky to have you with us. Thank you!
Associate Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways
A hearty congratulations to all 2022 staff service honorees! Your flexibility, dedication, and ingenuity, especially over the past few tumultuous years, has been simply amazing. I offer my sincere appreciation for the positive impacts you make on the UCI community and beyond. Thank you!
Vice Chancellor, University Advancement and Alumni Relations
President, UCI Foundation
On behalf of University Advancement and Alumni Relations, congratulations! It is an honor to work alongside you. Thank you for all that you do to inspire a brilliant future at UCI and beyond.
Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your expertise, hard work, and dedication are the pillars for what make UCI such a great university. Thank you for your valuable contributions!
Chief Global Affairs Officer
UCI is respected around the world because you have shown up and made a difference. Thanks to every one of you!!
Chief Information Officer
I want to offer to each of you my sincere congratulations on your 2022 Staff Service Award! So many of you, so dedicated, for so long. So uncommon! Thank you for what you have done and continue to do every day. Your devotion to UCI has advanced the institution and made it one of the top 10 public institutions in the U.S. And, a celebrated institution in our region. Please pat yourself on the back and enjoy this day!
Vice Chancellor for Research
Heartiest congratulations to our Staff Service Award recipients! I am most grateful to you for your tremendous dedication to the mission of UCI which is critical to making it into a world-class public research university. Your work is absolutely critical for enabling the myriad research, education and public service accomplishments of our faculty and students. Enjoy this special day of recognition and honor for you!
Dean, School of Biological Sciences
I have always been exceptionally proud of the service and dedication of our staff, but even more so during these particularly challenging times. They are the best, and it is an honor to work with them.
Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, MD, Med
Vice Dean, Medical Education, UCI School of Medicine
Congratulations to all our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Thank you for all you do to make UCI a renowned leader in education, research, and patient care!
Chad T. Lefteris
CEO, UCI Health
Congratulations! Your commitment, loyalty, and resulting pride are what make UCI a unique place within the county, region, and beyond. Thank you!
Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
With heartfelt gratitude and Anteater pride, congratulations to UCI's dedicated staff who are celebrating career milestones today! UCI is a thriving, top 10 national public university thanks to your dedication and tireless work. Thank you for your commitment to UC's mission of teaching, research and public service. Cheers!
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Congratulations to all the 2022 staff service award honorees! I'm personally so grateful each and every day knowing that our top notch staff put the values and mission of this great university into action, no matter the challenges or the circumstances (and we've certainly had a few of those over the past couple of years). Everything we do depends on you! Thank you!
Dean, UC Irvine School of Humanities
Congratulations to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your outstanding skill and commitment to our mission of education for the public good help make UCI the great university it is. We are grateful for all you do!
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, UCI Health
Congratulations and thank you to our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your experience, dedication and compassion are what make UCI such a great place to work and get care. You are UCI Health!
Mary Lou Ortiz
Chief Financial Officer & Vice Chancellor
Division of Finance and Administration
UCI shines brighter through each of you. Your accomplishments and commitment to excellence continually advance UCI’s future. The people of UCI—our Anteater family—are truly amazing, and I thank you for your years of service. Congratulations!
Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Congratulations to our Staff Service Award Honorees! We are all grateful for your commitment to the UCI community.
Kirsten K. Quanbeck (she/her/hers)
Vice Chancellor, Division of Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Throughout the years, your talents and efforts have contributed greatly to the successful mission of UCI. Together, we take pride in your accomplishments and commitment to excellence. Thank you for your contributions in making UCI shine brighter. Congratulations on your milestone service anniversary!
Chief Health Sciences Counsel
Congratulations to our Staff Service Award honorees! What you do every day embodies our three missions of Discover, Teach and Heal. It is through your untiring efforts that UCI can continue to provide hope to those who often have little of it and be a shining example to our students. Thank you for all that you do, and please enjoy your special day!
Chief Financial Officer Clinical Enterprise
Congratulations to our honorees. Your dedication to our patients and commitment to excellence are exemplary. It is such a privilege for me to work with you and be part of this phenomenal UCI Health team. You represent the best of the best. I thank you for all you do for our community.
Chief Operations Officer, UCI Health
Congratulations to all our honorees! Your commitment serves as the bedrock of our incredible UCI community. Thank you for bringing your compassionate hearts, innovative minds, and dedicated spirit to all you do!
Paula Smith (she/her/hers)
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Congratulations to all the Service Award honorees! We sincerely appreciate you, and your hard work and efforts on behalf of UC Irvine. Thank you for your dedication, time, and effort year after year. Thank you for your investment in UCI. Your success is our success; and we are grateful for all you do. Together We Zot!
Michael J. Stamos, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Dean, School of Medicine
A huge round of applause for our 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your dedication and loyalty to our mission is what makes UCI one of the top public institutions in the nation. Your unwavering commitment to research, teaching and providing uncompromising care to our patients is what sets us apart from everyone else. Congratulations on this recognition and thank you for all you do.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Congratulations to the 2022 Staff Service Award honorees. Your hard work and dedication are a critical part of all that UC Irvine achieves. We are grateful for your contributions.
University Librarian, UCI Libraries
Congratulations to all the 2022 Staff Service Award honorees! Your dedication and service has made UCI a top-tier public university that is renowned for supporting social mobility and lifelong learning. You have made an incredible difference to generations of students and the community-at-large. Thank you for all that you do!
Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff
Congratulations! One thing is for sure, you will look back on the last years as some of the most unique in your career! Thank you for all you have done to move UCI forward during these challenging times, but also for your commitment to our campus throughout your career. Wishing you all the best as you continue your career with UCI!
Ian O Williamson
Dean, Paul Merage School of Business
On behalf of all my colleagues at the Paul Merage School of Business I would like to congratulate all of the Staff Service Award honorees. It is because of your service and commitment to the mission of UCI that we are able to provide a world class education to so many and have a positive impact on the community we serve. Your service is an inspiration to us all. Thank you!!