Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Dianne Brumbach

November 02, 2017

Dianne Brumbach is a Front Line Adviser for the Office of Admissions, a role she has been in since 2012. In her role, she helps with transcript processing for continuing UCSC students, supervises student workers, schedules staff meetings, processes purchasing for the department, ships Admission publications all over the world to support the outreach representatives, but mostly assists students and their families navigate the application process as both freshman and transfer applicants.

According to a recent Extra Mile Award nomination submitted by one of her colleagues, Dianne has “a demanding job that requires thought, coordination, planning, and quick action” and recently “stepped in and helped us through a very busy season of fulfilling publications requests from our outreach representatives” during a time of high turnover. Dianne was commended for taking on “extra work with energy, enthusiasm, and excellent results.” In addition, another colleague applauded her for “an outstanding job of stepping up to fill this void with taking on many more tasks and training new staff, while maintaining a positive attitude and professionalism.”

She particularly enjoys giving Admission presentations to the variety of groups visiting campus. Some come from outside of California, some from Watsonville; some are high school seniors who are ready to fill out the UC application, some are from middle school who have never visited a college campus before. UCSC is so easy to talk about that the most challenging part of giving a 25-minute presentation is keeping it to 25 minutes!

Prior to her role in Admissions, Dianne worked in the Educational Partnership Center as an Operations Coordinator. She has also worked in various organizations as a Child Care Worker, Facility Services Coordinator, public speaking instructor, and since 1994, she has represented Santa Cruz County Parks at weddings and special events such as Grazing on the Green, the Redwood Mountain Faire, Summer and Fall Fat Fry’s, the Loch Lomond Highland Games, the Santa Cruz Blues Festival, and the American Music Festival. Dianne is a graduate of Cleveland State University (B.A., Human Communications) and San Jose State University (M.A. Speech Communication).

As an avid commuter cyclist, Dianne can be seen around town on her neon-leopard-print fur-covered bicycle! She is active in local community events and performances.

Thank you, Dianne, for going the Extra Mile!