November 2016 Edition

Message from Staff Senate President Fred Puza

November 3, 2016

Greetings Colleagues,

There were big shoes to fill when John Orozco completed his final term as Staff Senate President last semester. It’s been an honor to carry on the baton and serve the university as the new Staff Senate President. I can only hope to continue the incredible growth that John, the rest of the Executive Board, and all of the Staff Senators have made in recent years. 

On that note, thank you to all of those who have ever served on Staff Senate. Your contributions were and still are greatly appreciated. I know it can seem like a thankless, extra responsibility but it makes a tremendous impact in the lives of staff members at Loyola Marymount University.

I’m thrilled to think about all of the activities that Staff Senate has planned for this semester. I hope you were able to make it to the tailgate before the volleyball game in October. If not, there will be more tailgates next year. I’m also looking forward to the annual Holiday Party. This year the theme is “World Holiday Traditions.” Lastly, the cart parade is gearing up to be just as spectacular as last year. And of course, all donations will go to charity.

Staff Senate is always looking for ways to improve. We recently sent out a brief survey that asked questions about how Staff Senate can better serve the LMU community. We’ll use the data collected to influence our future planning. But we always want to hear from you any time. Feel free to contact your zone representative or send questions/comments to


Fred Puza

Staff Senate President