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After 33 Years, Forty-Niner Shops’ Green Set To Retire

Published: January 14, 2011

As Nancy Green sat in her office reminiscing about her experiences at CSULB, it was easy to see how much of an impact the university has had in her life.

“I am leaving the university after a rewarding, exciting, and very dynamic experience,” said the Human Resources director for the Forty-Niner Shops. “The university and Forty-Niner Shops have provided me with an opportunity to make a difference in the world, and I value the contributions and friendships I have made.”

Green’s greatest success has been supporting employee development and growth, coaching many employees, listening to their stories, and gaining their trust has aided her in making a difference in the organization.

Green also takes great pride in her involvement with various organizations including the University Staff Council and the California State University Auxiliary Organization Association. Through these organizations she has been able to develop key working relationships, and make significant contributions on behalf of the Forty-Niner Shops.

“Nancy has always served as a passionate cheerleader for staff across campus,” said Barbara Sinclair, office manager in the Women’s Resource Center, who over the years worked closely with Green on staff council events. “She quietly sat under the radar with grace and class, often serving as a mediator to ensure everyone was included and the job was always done. On a personal level, Nancy encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and run for Staff Council chair. If it had not been for Nancy, I would have missed this incredible, life-changing opportunity.”

As a result of her commitment, Green has received many accolades, including the 2008 Outstanding Staff Member Award.

As her Jan. 28, retirement date approaches, she looks forward to taking some well-deserved time off to relax and spend time with friends and family.

“My immediate plan for Monday, Jan. 31, my first day of retirement,” she said, “is to drink tea, read a good book, and relax all day in my pajamas.”

That sounds like a good way to start.

–Rosa Hernandez

Nancy Green
Photo Courtesy of 49ER SHOPS, INC.
Nancy Green