Staff Council update: Documenting the contributions of CU staff

Published: Oct. 15, 2012
Campus staff are the backbone of this university, supporting its goals and achievements for more than a century, and helping to make the University of Colorado what it is today. Boulder Campus Staff Council would like to thank each and every one of you for your efforts in achieving these goals.   
The Awards and Staff Recognition (ASR) Committee of Boulder Campus Staff Council is taking on the challenge of documenting staff accomplishments both past and present. To promote these achievements, we are partnering with the Department of Human Resources to develop additional recognition programs, and trying to answer the more than 130 year-old question, “Who was the first staff person hired at CU that did not also teach?”
The University of Colorado staff have a family tree full of remarkable colleagues who are breaking down barriers, creating innovative solutions to student and administrative issues, and more often than not, just doing their jobs - day in and day out - at a level has added to CU’s reputation.
The ASR committee is researching the contributions of staff to the university, community and each other. Our goal is to develop a centralized archive of staff achievements and a history that can be accessed by the CU community.
The committee will need the help of all CU staff to accomplish this task. Many of our colleagues are second and third generation employees. We want to hear your great staff stories: What was it like when CU brought in its first computers? How did you recruit students during the train age? What have been your challenges through the years of cooking for students, maintaining our buildings and keeping our grounds?
If you would like to share a story or help the committee with this project, please contact or visit our website at
You can also join us for one of our upcoming committee meetings. This fall, ASR will meet from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Oct. 18 we meet in Regent 1B55, on Nov. 16 we meet in UMC 381 and on Dec. 20 we meet in ARC 446.