Recognizing Exemplary Contributions

Every year, UC San Diego recognizes 10 exemplary staff employees for their exceptional contributions to our university and local community – extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond the scope of assigned duties.  This year’s honorees were recognized at a special ceremony at the Price Center East Ballroom.  The Chancellor congratulated each award recipient and shared a few sentences from their nominations; this year’s recipients were described as inspiring, compassionate, impactful, strategic, creative, accessible, supportive and visionary.  This year’s recipients represent a broad range of campus areas – from academic and student affairs, to health and marine sciences, to resource management and planning.  Learn more about this year’s exemplary staff employees.

Honoree Manuel "Nel" Garcia and Vice Chancellor - Resource, Management and Planning Gary Matthews