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Everyday Hero - Pat Wright

January 19, 2011

Pat Wright, a dispatcher with Facilities Management, is being honored this month with an Everyday Hero award.

No problem too small

As a dispatcher with Facilities Management, “Pat handles calls from people all over campus about problems they are having with water leaking, plumbing problems and all kinds of different things that can go wrong in a building,” says Sheela Backen, Integrated Solid Waste Program manager, who nominated Wright.

“Pat has the unique opportunity to work with people from all over campus every single day.”

A true professional

“She is a great asset to CSU and has always been professional in handling everything she does,” Sheela says. “When things happen like broken pipes and the building is flooding, Pat dispatches all of the people in Facilities who are required to fix the problem and clean up the area.

"Pat always stays calm and makes sure things are being taken care of by the right people. Pat always keeps her cool and deals with people in a professional manner. I really appreciate everything Pat does for all of us.”

Outside of work, Pat, who began working with Facilities 10 years ago, enjoys walking, being outdoors and being involved in her church.

When asked what she thinks about being nominated as an Everyday Hero, Pat said, she really appreciates receiving the award and is grateful for the recognition of her hard work.

Want to recognize a colleague?

Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition, a co-worker who makes the workplace better or someone who just “made your day?”

Everyday Hero is a special recognition program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council for recognizing outstanding employees within the CSU community. All CSU state-classified staff, administrative professionals and faculty members are eligible to receive the award.


Contact: Sarah Barrett
Phone: 491-3716