Roger RivardRoger Rivard first joined the UWindsor staff in May 1974.

Staffer marks half-century of service

Roger J. Rivard knows he’s here for a reason.

Project administrator in Facility Services, he has seen a lot of changes over his 50-year UWindsor career.

Rivard celebrated the 50th anniversary of his hiring on May 21. After completing studies in construction tech at St. Clair College, he joined the University’s staff in 1974 as an estimator, then a draftsman-estimator, contributing to the construction or renovation of a number of buildings added to campus since then.

“When you’re here long enough, you see the cycle of changes,” he says. “New deans and department heads want things set up in a new way, meaning I have been able to have an impact into a lot of designs.”

He has enjoyed the work and the collegiality he shares with co-workers: “We’re all here to help out one another.”

And although the campus culture has its ups and downs, Rivard notes his priorities have remained constant.

“I’m here for the students, then the faculty, then the staff.”

Colleagues extended congratulations on this milestone through an online group greeting card. Read the messages and add one here.