Kathleen Engberg, an administrative coordinator in the School of Nursing, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Staff Member at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
CSULB holds a special place in Engberg’s heart. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English education in 1980 and 25 years later returned to The Beach as an administrative coordinator in the School of Nursing.
Throughout the years, her responsibilities have expanded and she is now the lead department coordinator overseeing office duties, the department budget and class scheduling. She coordinates hiring for all part-time instructors, maintains department records and assists faculty and students.
Engberg joined the university’s Staff Council in 2005 and has served as secretary twice and as an executive committee member at large. In 2011-12 she was chair of Staff Council’s Special Events Committee organizing, coordinating and participating in the Summer Picnic, Spooktacular, the Cherishing the Children Holiday Party and Staff Day. She has also volunteered on the Staff Development Committee, organizing a “Munch-n-Learn” at the KJAZZ radio station.
Engberg has served on the campus search committees and administrative review committees and has been recognized in her department with the Outstanding Staff award twice.
Her appreciation for CSULB’s spirit of community inspires her to continue working to promote and improve campus life. She looks forward to finding new ways to serve on campus and encourage projects that support partnerships in scholarship and community.