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Thanks and Congratulations to Our Retirees

Browse through stories about some of the our retiring employees, in recognition of their dedicated service to UC Davis.


Also Retiring in 2016

Sylvia Alves

Sylvia has been at UC Davis for 16 years serving as Human Resources Assistant in HR. She always decorates the public spaces for holidays and organizes treats on Friday afternoons. Her spirited personality will be missed around the office. 

Tracy Bennett

Tracy retires from her role with Budget and Institutional Analysis after almost over 29 years of service to UC Davis. 

Brian Benchener

Brian retires from Facilities Management with 19 years of service at UC Davis. Read more about his time here and his lifelong friendship with Steve Kynard. 

Michael Carson

Michael retires from Design and Construction Management after 10 years of service. 

Steve Farnham

Steve has worked for almost 30 years at UC Davis for Facilities Management, under Utilities. 

Hilaria Gurrea

Hilaria retires after 10 years from Facilities Management where she worked in Custodial Services. 

David Hinrichs

David has worked at UC Davis for 24 years with Design and Construction Management. 

Cynthia Kranc

Cynthia retires as part of the Building Maintenance Services team for Facilities Management and has served for 6 years. 

Thomas Kornelly

Thomas retires after 20 years working for Building Maintenance Services for Facilities Management. 

Steve Kynard

Steve retires from Facilities Management with 21 years of service at UC Davis. Read more about his time here and his lifelong friendship with Brian Benchner.

Barbara Lepenske 

Barbara has worked at UC Davis for 22 years in Accounting and Financial Services. Through the years, she has moved from working in Mail Services sorting and delivering mail to working on the administrative side, keeping track of mail changes and inventory. “Barbara always pitches a hand wherever needed, whether it be helping on a special project or filling in at the front desk,” – Jennifer Carmichael, Distribution Services 

Susan Moore

Susan Moore is an Associate Accounting Officer with Accounting and Financial Services and has worked at UC Davis for more than 22 years. She is responsible for the UCD Financial Report, Annual Financial Schedules, Chart Manager and coordinating the annual fiscal close.  “Whenever there is an accounting question, the first thought is “Ask Susan!” and she usually has the answer. If she doesn’t know the answer off the top of her head, she knows where to find it! Susan is also our voice of reason and is very honest and straight-forward and we love her for it!” – Laura Coletti, Accounting and Financial Services 

Charles Peter

Charles retires after working at UC Davis for over 10 years with Facilities Management. 

Michael Pretti

Michael retires after 35 years working in Facilities Management at UC Davis.

Nelson Randolph

Nelson retires after 35 years of service to UC Davis in Grounds for Campus Planning and Community Resources. 

Paul Rivette

Information Systems Manager, UC Davis Design and Construction Management.

Peter Shahrokh

After 21 years, Peter retires from his role as a commissioning analyst for Design and Construction Management. 

Irene Horgan-Thompson 

Irene retires as Director of Compensation, Benefits, Employment, and TES for Human Resources and has been at Davis for 37 years. “Irene is an institution. People across campus have her phone number memorized as the first place to go for HR help.” – Scott Yates, Human Resources

Romeo Ubaldo

Romeo has worked at UC Davis for 6 years with Custodial Services in Facilities Management. 

Clifford Young

Clifford has worked at UC Davis for over 29 years in Grounds Services for Campus Planning and Community Resources.