Alcalá View 1991 8.4

Golden Rule Guides 1991 Administrator of theYear By Jacqueline Genovese School of Education Dean Ed DeRoche says he tries to live by the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Apparently, he's doing a pretty good job of it. This past July, the father of six was honored as the Administrator of the Year by the Staff Employee Association at the 1991 Staff Employee Appreciation picnic. In nominating him, Dr. DeRoche's employees used words such as "great listener," "friend," "leader," "young at heart," "kind" and "fair." They could have also added "modest." "I was totally snowed by this award," Dr. DeRoche admits with a boyish grin. "I wasn't going to go to the picnic, but I thought one of my secretaries was going to win an award, so I went. I didn't even know they had called my name until everyone around me started giggling." The Connecticut native may have been surprised by his award, but other members of the USD community weren't. When presenting the award, Pat Lee, co-president of the Staff Employees Association, recalled her first meeting with Dr. DeRoche some four years ago. "I was working in the cashier's office, and this tall man came to the window, smiled, put his hand through the teller's window and said 'Welcome to USD, my name is Ed. If there's anything I can help you with, let me know.' When he walked away, my supervisor said, 'You just met one of the nicest people on this cam- pus, Ed DeRoche."' That reputation comes from the dean's absolute willingness to help anybody who comes through his door. Students with tui- tion problems, faculty members with profes- iiP University of San Diego Publications Office Maher Hall Room 274

Benefit Briefs By Vicki Coscia Maggie Davison

Important Dates in November Benefits Information Meeting Nov. 11., 12-1 p.m., U.C. Forum A (Spanish) Benefits Information Meeting Nov. 13, 1:30-2:30 & 3-4 p.m., Salomon Hall Benefits Fair Nov. 15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. U.C. Forum AB Open Enrollment Nov. 19-22, 9 a.m-4:30 p.m., Maher Dining Room We Are Trying Something New•.. during open enrollment. Hwnan Resources will be send- ing a "BRIGHT PINK" notice to individual employees who cWTently have health/dependent care reimbursement accounts, and/or who have waived medi- cal/dental coverage and will be REQUIRED to go through the open enrollment process in order to continue these elections in 1992. Please consider this notice your personal invitation to attend open enrollment any time from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19-22 It Is Highly Recom- mended...that employees who plan to make changes in their 1992 benefits come either Tues- day, Wednesday or Thursday of open enrollment week. Based on experience and the fact that the nwnber of enrollment days has been decreased from six to four, we encourage you NOT to wait until the last minute. Come early in the week and avoid the crowds. Special Day••• On Nov. 20 Es- ther Nissenson from Hwnan Resources win be available to assist Spanish-speaking employees with their 1992 open enrollment selections. Please pass the word to your co- workers. Thanks. Watch the next issue of Alcala View for information on A: medical and dental carrier rates for 1992 B: subsidy benefits for 1992 C: how "PINK" will save time and make your life easier.

Schoof of Education Dean Ed DeRoche came to USD in 1979. sional needs and employees in financial trouble have witnessed Dr. DeRoche's will- ingness to do whatever it takes to help, even if it means dipping into his own pocket. "I view administration as service to people," he explains. "That's why I'm here, to help people solve their problems." And fortunately for USD, the Civil War buff plans on staying at USD. "I love it here," he says, eyes twinkling. "This is the best place to work." ACADEMIC CALENDAR CHANGE The following revisions have been made to the 1991-92 Academic Calendar: Monday-Friday: March 9-13, Spring Break Thursday-Friday: April 16-17, Holy Thursday, Good Friday Note: Friday, March 20 is no longer a holiday. Please mark these changes on your calendar.

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