Employee of the Month - July 2021
William Lucas, Stock Clerk, Student Health Services
Awarded Friday, July 22nd, 2021 via Zoom Virtual celebration. William was joined by President Jane Close Conoley; Dr. Beth Lesen, Vice President of Student Affairs; Dr. Kimberly Fodran, Student Health Services (SHS) Co- Director, SHS and campus colleagues, and his wife, siblings, children, and other family members.ace Camacho, SLD Assistant Director Matt Cabrera, and numerous SLD and campus colleagues.
William Lucas is the Stock Clerk at Student Health Services and has worked at CSULB since 2013. William is described as an approachable, motivated employee, going the extra mile by being the consummate team player. He is dedicated to provisioning the supplies and tools necessary to provide service and care to students at SHS.
His genuine care and effort to provide a high level of service have been on full display throughout the pandemic. LaTanya Franklin, a Licensed Vocational Nurse at SHS, praised William’s exceptional contributions to the department, “The nurses and clinicians were impressed by William’s ability to keep us stocked with PPE such as face shields, N95 mask, goggles, gowns, and gloves. Because of the demand for those supplies nationwide, we ran low but never ran out. William would spend countless hours calling around to different vendors to order supplies.” William was able to maintain a well-stocked inventory of supplies to allow Student Health Services to provide the necessary care to students.
William also worked closely with departments within the Division of Student Affairs and departments across campus such as Environmental Health and Safety, Athletics, Housing, and Long Beach Community Hospital.
Holly Boettner, a Health Educator at SHS, commended William for his contribution to the COVID-19 Vaccination Points of Distribution (PODs), “William has contributed an important component to our Campus Vaccination PODs. He is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and ordering all of the medical and PPE supplies. For every scheduled POD, he had to deliver supplies to the POD site, and distribute all the supplies to their designated areas. At the end of the POD day, he had to collect all of the supplies and replace any needed supplies for the next POD date. This is a task that can become monotonous, unrewarding, and unnoticed; however, if there are no supplies, the Vaccination POD could not function properly. Thank you for all your hard work William!”
In his spare time, William is an active member of his community. For the last eight years, he has been a member of the Corvette club, “Corvette of Choice.” William is also a high school referee in the South Bay area for the past 12 years. William enjoys cycling and travels throughout the country attending Jazz concerts and festivals with his wife.