Each month, Student Affairs recognizes one of its outstanding staff members for their hard work, dedication, and passion for serving the UW Tacoma community.
Name: Marisa Mezs
Unit: Office of Student Financial Aid (UWTFA)
Hobby: Trying new restaurants in Tacoma, pub trivia, PC gaming, British comedy, road trips, hard cider.
Favorite Place on UW Tacoma campus and Why: I really like the TPS building and its open floor plan - there's lots of buildings that weren't open or constructed when I was a student so I like to explore in my free time.
Nominated by: Victoria Hill-Ouhl
I would like to nominate Marisa Mezs for the spotlight award. She is a hardworking and dedicated employee, who takes her work here at UW seriously and always strives for excellence. She is quite adept at empowering students and does so in a gentle and kind way. She is collaborative and always willing to help and assist others without expecting recognition or reward. Her teamwork is extraordinary, and I consider her a very valued member of the team. She is inclusive, equitable, accountable for her actions and the quality of her work. Her customer service is consistently excellent. I could go on. But I will end with this, her student-centeredness is at the core of her work and the university benefits greatly from her dedication to that particular value.
Student Affairs champions holistic learning and success for UW Tacoma students. We remove barriers for students, engage them as partners to create an inclusive campus community and equip them for lives and careers that have meaning and impact.