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Staff Recognition

Cougar Spotlight

Our Non-MPP staff are critical to everyday operations on our campus. They work with students, support our faculty and ensure that our campus runs smoothly. The Cougar Spotlight program provides us an opportunity to get to know more about what our incredible staff do and what makes them tick.

Marilyn McWilliams

Marilyn McWilliams
Administrative Assistant
Office of Inclusive Excellence
Office of the President

Rosa Solorio

Rosa Solorio
Facility Services
Finance and Administrative Services

Perla Rivas

Perla Rivas
TRIO Student Support Services
Student Affairs


Learn more about Rosa, Perla, and Sonia on our Cougar Spotlight page

Cougar Wins

We love hearing about Staff Success and Wins! Learn about the accomplishments and achievments of your colleagues below, and don't forget to share your own educational milestones, awards, promotions, presentations, successful projects, and other exciting news by submitting your win.

Employees of the Month

The Employees of the Month are staff members who are recognized by the Office of the President each month exemplify outstanding representation of CSUSM to the campus community, contribute to improving the flow of university business operations, and contribute to the success of CSUSM.

To nominate a non-MPP staff member for this monthly recognition, submit a nomination form to

SAND Thank a Colleague

Would you like to recognize a staff member for their hard work, patience, assistance, or other admirable quality? Submit a Thank You via the Staff Appreciation aNd Development (SAND) Thank a Colleague program. Once submitted, SAND sends a surprise virtual Thank You note to the recipient, including your message of gratitude.

Submit a Thank You