Community Engagement

Business Partner Spotlight: Megan Tetreault

Megan Tetreault has worked as an HR Generalist with UC Davis for 2 years, but has worked for UC Davis for 10 years! Her current role supports and guides departments through salary and position management processes such as recruitments, reclassifications, stipends, and equities.

Student Spotlight: Anthony Chow

Meet fourth-year Human-Computer Interaction, major Anthony Chow. Anthony has been working as a User Experience and Design Intern in the Energy and Engineering office. He has worked for the University since the fall of 2019 and made the move to Facilities Management about 9 months ago.

Safety Campaign 2022 - My Safety "Why"

"I work with safety on my mind so I can spend quality time with family; not laid up having them take care of you," says Mike Campos, HVAC Controls Supervisor.  Facilities Management (FM) leadership is serious about safety and applauds staff for using safe practices. Utilizing our safe-minded staff such as Mike, input from Allen Tollefson, AVC Facilities Management, along with a team of staff, FM is excited to launch a new safety campaign in 2022! This campaign will highlight that safety is a top priority for FM staff using direct quotes and pictures from our staff! FM staff will be interviewed to understand your "why" you are safe at work. Stay tuned for more information on the FM Safety Campaign 2022 in the upcoming months.

Student Spotlight: Antonia Wu

Meet Antonia Wu, a fourth-year student employee working as a User Experience Design intern in the Energy and Engineering (ECO) department within Facilities Management (FM). Antonia is double majoring in Cognitive Science and Design and is hoping to pursue a graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction. They have worked with FM for six months and focus on conducting user research on various projects and designing prototypes.

Customer & Employee Feedback Key to Success!

Understanding how people use dashboards and tools has provided Facilities Management (FM), Energy & Engineering’s Kiernan Salmon with a new perspective on the design and usability of products. As Kiernan understands more, she is able to build tools that give FM staff valuable insight that allows us to provide better customer service to the UC Davis campus. Read more about this journey and what this means for FM.

Employee Spotlight: Richard (Rick) Houston

This month we shine our headlights on Rick Houston, a Senior Store Keeper for Fleet Services. Rick has worked for Facilities Management at Fleet Services for four and a half years. Before coming to the university and Facilities Management, Rick worked for the Harley Davidson shop in Vacaville. When it was time for a change in employment, he knew that the university was a great place to work.

Employee Spotlight: Brian Lima

Brian Lima works as a Controls Project Engineer for Energy & Engineering and has been with Facilities Management for two years. Brian has lived in Davis for the past 9 years and heard about the job from a friend. Because he resides in Davis, Brian enjoys being close to home and being able to bike to work.

Student Spotlight: Monet Kunz

Meet Monet Kunz, who will enter her fifth year in the fall double majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has worked in the Energy and Engineering Office as a Green Building intern since last October. Monet has been working on the Energy and Atmosphere category of the LEED certification team (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is a green building certification system).

Employee Spotlight: Peter Maxwell

This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Peter Maxwell from the Facilities Management Asset Management unit. He is a part of the Portfolio Management and Preventative Maintenance team, which is responsible for developing the UC Davis Preventative Maintenance Program that provides life-cycle analysis, planning, and maintaining of over 50,000 assets. Learn more about Peter by reading on.

Student Spotlight: Juan Salas

Juan Salas is a fourth-year Mathematical Analytics and Operations Research major with a double minor in Computer Sciences and Statistics. Juan has been working as an intern in the Operations Support office since January 2021, and his duties include assisting the Customer Experience Center with utility shutdown notices, updating and maintaining contact lists, and various other tasks as they come up. Learn more about Juan and his colorful "fun fact".

Customer Spotlight: Chad Brown

Chad Brown has been working for UC Davis for just over 21 years. Currently, he is Operations Manager for the Operations and Event Management/Student Affairs team. Chad works with two other managers to maintain operations, custodial, and grounds services for fifteen buildings that fall under the Student Affairs Organization here at UC Davis. When asked what his favorite part of his job was, Chad replied, “[he] loves being part of a team that is committed to ensuring their buildings are at the best level of service.”

Employee Spotlight: Marlene Slichter

This month we would like to introduce Marlene Slichter, Lead Custodian for Custodial Services at Facilities Management. She has worked for Facilities for 20 years, and lives in Davis. Marlene likes working for FM as it has given her many opportunities for continued education as well as self-improvement. Her duties include helping supervisors with whatever is needed to make campus a cleaner and safer place for staff, faculty, and students. Read on to learn more about Marlene!

Employee Spotlight: Joel McCoy

Joel McCoy, the superintendent for the Utilities Gas and Water Department, has worked for Facilities for 14 years and has been with Utilities for 13 years. His favorite part about working for Utilities is being a part of an amazing team that accomplishes truly incredible things that keep the campus running smoothly.

Graduating Energy and Engineering Students

This month we are shining our student spotlight on five Facilities Management Energy & Engineering student interns that will soon be graduating. Energy & Engineering is home to a number of student interns with various backgrounds who are able to get hands-on experience in the engineering field and beyond. Besides engineering internships they offer students positions in communications, data analytics, and web development just to name a few.