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Ernest and Leslie Zomalt Outstanding Service Award

The Ernest and Leslie Zomalt Outstanding Service Award is awarded annually to a staff member or administrator (MPP) selected for his or her contribution toward the achievement of the university‚Äôs mission and demonstrated service to the campus community.  The recipient of this award may be selected on the basis of a career of achievement or for extraordinary service for a single event.
 
The award alternates each year between staff and MPPs.

This Year's Award Recipient:

Gezai Berhane

Gezai Berhane
Dean of Students Office

HISTORY

Dr. Ernest Zomalt began his service at California State University San Marcos as the Dean of Students in 1990, was promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs in 1991, and agreed to serve as Executive Vice President in 1993 until he retired in 2000. Dr. Leslie Zomalt created the advising services area for the College of Arts and Sciences and served in a leadership capacity for advising services from 1990 until her retirement in 1999. Upon their retirement, the Zomalts established an endowment to recognize contributions made by the outstanding staff and administrators to the success of Cal State San Marcos.