Steve Cardoza has worked under five Stanford presidents -- and even known most of them personally -- in the 35 years he has been at Stanford.
Now a trades and crafts supervisor with building maintenance in Facilities Operations, Cardoza was the individual with the most seniority among the 45 employees honored last week at the department's Service Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony.
"This is one of the happier times of the year," Chris Christofferson, associate vice provost for facilities, said in his opening remarks. He noted that the 45 employees being honored represented 670 years of cumulative service.
"That's something I feel Stanford needs to acknowledge," he said.
Facilities Operations, one of the larger university departments, has a staff of about 350.
Those with 20 to 35 years of service are listed below.
Steve Cardoza, Building Maintenance/PM&I
Ray McKee, Zones/Event & Labor Services
Bruce Krempetz, Zones/Event & Labor Services
Guy Bailey, Zones/Event & Labor Services
Sue Bernal, Finance
Yvonne Burke, Work Support Center/Materials Management
Matias Castrejon, Grounds
Jaime Eredia, Construction Services
Shirley Fields, Work Support Center
Skip Hoard, Building Maintenance/HVAC
Myrna Irigon, AVP Office
Dan Kohlman, Building Maintenance/Lockshop
Maurice Miller, Work Support Center/Mailing & Delivery Services
Ed Oliveira, Building Maintenance/HVAC
David Peralta, Building Maintenance/PM&I
Mitzi Polen, Zones
Glenn Shimp, Building Maintenance/Carpentry
Tai Tran, Zones
Ernie Yepez, Grounds SR