2013 Classified Staff
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Award for Excellence
Custodial Supervisor, University Union
It is no small task to take care of the University's most high-traffic and busiest building — the University Union and its thousands of visitors each day. Jim Fonder is motivated to do just that. He is described as a detail-oriented individual who works well with students, staff and faculty.
He also wins praise for his commitment to sustainability and cost-effective service. He researched energy-efficient blow dryers to cut down on paper usage, and pushed for new, more efficient soap dispensers and tissue holders. He also assists in general maintenance and repair projects throughout the facility.