A luncheon Wednesday recognized faculty and staff reaching 25 years of service to the University in 2018.A luncheon Wednesday recognized faculty and staff for reaching 25 years of service to the University in 2018.

Luncheon pays tribute to silver anniversaries in service

A lot has changed in 25 years, says Dave Montgomery, but one thing hasn’t — the University of Windsor is still the best place he ever worked. A custodian helping to clean the Centre for Engineering Innovation, he was one of 16 UWindsor employees honoured at a luncheon Wednesday for reaching the milestone of a quarter-century of service to the University.

While he credited his staff colleagues as friendly and helpful, Montgomery noted that his job involves a lot more modern equipment now.

“When I started, it was all mop, mop, mop,” he said. “Now we have all the machines to do things right.”

Alumni officer Katherine Simon also commented on the changes technology has made since she joined the staff in the School of Dramatic Art in 1993.

“When I began here, computers were just starting to become common,” she said. “Now everything is on computers to keep up with the fast pace of work.”

Rita LaCivita, vice-president, human resources, congratulated the honorees for 25 years of dedicated service and thanked them for making the University of Windsor the best place to learn, grow, and work.

In an address welcoming the honorees and their guests, interim president Douglas Kneale issued a “huge thank you” for their contributions to the campus and community.

“I’ve been here only five years, so with a quarter-century, each of you has five times more service to the University than I do,” he said.

Find a full list of those faculty and staff recognized for reaching the 25 years of service milestone in 2018 on the Human Resources website.