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From the Desk of Dr. Karen Haynes

2013-2014 Zomalt Outstanding Service Award Winner

December 10, 2013
Wayne VeresUpon the recommendation of the Executive Council, I am pleased to announce that Wayne Veres, dean and chief information officer for IITS and dean of the Library, is the 2013-2014 Zomalt Outstanding Service Award honoree.

Mr. Veres joined CSUSM in 1999 and has served as the IITS dean since 2004. In 2012 he graciously agreed to add the role of interim library dean to his list of duties.  Mr. Veres has been steadfast in building relationships across campus, encouraging innovation, creating a sense of community and fostering a can-do spirit among departments. He does all of this with integrity and, as such, is a trusted member of the campus leadership team.

Upon taking on the role of library dean, he encouraged collaboration between the Library and IITS staff and faculty, which has resulted in many successful projects such as e-theses. With e-theses, graduate student work is now accessible online and to audiences beyond CSUSM, highlighting CSUSM’s research efforts.

Mr. Veres’s undeniable commitment to “University First” is evident in all that he does. He epitomizes the CSUSM values of intellectual engagement, community, integrity, innovation and inclusiveness. Please join me in congratulating him on being named the 2013-2014 Ernest and Leslie Zomalt Outstanding Service Award honoree. I look forward to seeing you on January 16 at 11 a.m. when we will recognize Mr. Veres and all of the Annual Faculty and Staff Award recipients.