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BISlogoBIS's Dennis Layman Earns Staff Appreciation Award

Dennis Layman survived a surprise attack on December 19 when six members of the UTSA Staff Council stopped by a meeting to present him with the Staff DennisLaymanAppreciation Award for November. As BIS Business Analyst II, Dennis troubleshoots a range of challenges presented by the systems managed by the department and their users. He patiently serves clients and develops innovative solutions to streamline their workdays.

Carlos Gonzales, Director of Business Information Services, nominated Dennis in part based on a letter from Pamela C. Smith, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (below). He participated in the recognition event with Dennis's supervisor, Rene Paniagua, BIS Applications Services Manager.

"Dennis is one of the more than 100 members of Business Affairs who are telecommuting," said Facilities’ Mary Alice Morizen, who serves as UTSA Staff Council’s Staff Appreciation and Scholarships Chair for 2018-2020. "Working from home, he continues to make a huge contribution to the UTSA community. He effectively collaborates with departments and individuals, while utilizing the resources offered by UTSA in his home office. This is a perfect demonstration of how a diligent and committed worker can continue to deliver exceptional service while telecommuting."

“When we began the transition to telecommuting, BIS made it a point to try to exceed our level of customer service," said Carlos. "Dennis has set the bar for our team by continuously exceeding customer expectations and going the extra mile. The kudos he continues to get are a testament to his commitment to our goal. He consistently demonstrates his adherence to Business Affairs Guiding Principles.”

 “Thank you to Business Information Services and UTSA Staff Council for this award," said Dennis following the ceremony. "BIS is a great team, and I enjoy being a part of this wonderful family. I’d also like to thank Pamela Smith, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, for the beautiful thank you she sent. It is a pleasure working with the various departments at UTSA to assist with PeopleSoft and Rowdy Exchange.”

The UTSA Staff Council recognizes one person or team per month from October through May. Nominate a full-time staff member or team of staff members who deserves recognition.


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