(Dec. 21, 2011) -- Noted for his leadership and dedication to duty, Guard Supervisor Ramiro Niño of the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus was named 2011 Supervisor of the Year by the UTSA Police Department.
Niño, a seven-year employee, leads a team of nine guards, which provides security for the Institute of Texan Cultures' day-to-day operations and various special events on the HemisFair Park Campus. This year, under Niño's leadership, the HemisFair Park Campus security team provided security for the Institute of Texan Cultures' annual Asian Festival and three-day Texas Folklife Festival, and the HemisFair Park Campus parking lots during the inaugural UTSA football season.
Additionally, the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus security team oversees client rentals, the museum's participation in city events such as Luminaria, and numerous naturalization ceremonies held in conjunction with the federal government.
"Guard Supervisor Niño clearly leads the Security Department at ITC," reads the nomination submitted by Sgt. Tom Fluckiger of the UTSA Downtown Campus. "He does this by making the correct decisions when developing procedure and policies for the ITC. He also does this by setting the example of always being on time, planning ahead and working with the other offices of ITC."
Also mentioned in the nomination is Niño's teambuilding and ability to maintain morale by regularly providing breakfast tacos or lunches for his guards.
"The safety and security of our visitors and staff are the top priorities of the ITC and HemisFair Park Campus," said Aaron Parks, ITC assistant executive director. "Guard Supervisor Niño takes the lead in this effort."
The Institute of Texan Cultures is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo, River Walk and Alamodome, UTSA's home field. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com.
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