ACUI Open Forum

  • 1.  Name change

    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi all!

    We are looking for new ideas of what to call the student group that works the Student Union Information Desk.

    In the past, they were the Building Managers, then we changed it to the Student Union Welcome Team.  Unfortunately, they became confused with the campus Welcome Team.

    We're looking for something new and different - any ideas?

    Much appreciated!  Kay

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    Kay Swader

    Stevenson Union Operations and Events Specialist

    Southern Oregon University

    1250 Siskiyou Blvd ~ SU 312-C

    Ashland, OR   97520

    541-552-6462






  • 2.  RE: Name change

    Posted 17 days ago
    Kay,

    We have Information Specialists that handle the questions, and Facilities Assistants that manage the building.
    We don't have a Welcome Team or Welcome Center. - Ed

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    Edward Webb
    Student Organizations and RunnerSync Coordinator
    California State University Bakersfield
    Bakersfield CA
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  • 3.  RE: Name change

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thank you all for the input - much appreciated!

    We are putting two names to the team's vote:

    SU Operations Managers
    SU Service Managers

    Or maybe Operations and Service Managers.....

    Kay


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    Kay Swader

    Stevenson Union Operations and Events Specialist

    Southern Oregon University

    1250 Siskiyou Blvd ~ SU 312-C

    Ashland, OR   97520

    541-552-6462









  • 4.  RE: Name change

    Posted 16 days ago

    Hi Kay

    I don't have any specific ideas, but maybe go creative and move away from the typical titles used in the field (Building Supervisor, Student Manager, Info Desk Associate, etc.). Maybe find something unique to your campus or organization, whether it's a direct connection to your school nickname, mascot, or colors or maybe a location or landmark on campus or in the greater community.  Something to give your union and staff a little personality that'll stand out.



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    Jason Bailey
    Assistant Director of Programs
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana IL
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  • 5.  RE: Name change

    Posted 16 days ago

    You could try "reception team" for a very similar title but differing name to avoid confusion with your campus partners. At our institution I have seen Student Desk Attendant (SDA), Information Center Assistant, Welcome Team, Building Operations and a few others that are more function-specific (e.g. Scheduling Assistant).



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    Suzanne Turner
    She/her/hers
    Events Manager- AAIX
    University of Nevada Reno
    Reno NV
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