Congratulations Classified Stars of 2016!

Each year the Office of the President recognizes Classified employees who have been selected among their peers for having gone ‘above and beyond’ in their work supporting the mission of the UO.   The selected Stars each receive two tickets to a UO home football game and get to join President Schill in the President’s suite at Autzen Stadium to enjoy.

This years Classified Stars are (pictured below left to right):

  • Rodney Madison, Trades Maintenance Coordinator for Campus Operations
  • Denise Swanson, Data Manager for Behavioral Research
  • Billy Ray, Analyst Programmer for Division of Student Life
  • Fraser Barron, Academic History Specialist for Office of the Registrar
  • Lillian Winkler-Rios, Marketing Design Coordinator for Department of Education (not available for photo)
2016 Classified Stars
2016 Classified Stars

CSTDAC has the honor of selecting Classified Stars from nominations submitted by their supervisors.  Please join us in congratulating these five Classified Stars for their outstanding effort.

Thank you,

Jody Bleisch, CSTDAC Chair

New Office Professionals Learning Track

Classified Office Professionals have a unique skill set that requires diplomacy, critical thinking, database management and reporting, and customer service.  To help hone those skills, the Classified Staff Training and Development Advisory Council (CSTDAC) is pleased to announce a new Office Professionals Learning Track.

Designed by HR Professional Development utilizing an online curriculum, this Learning Track focuses on the needs and interests of Office Specialists 1 & 2, and Administrative Program Assistants.  We encourage anyone interested in improving their skills in these critical business areas to take advantage of this great opportunity.

The training curriculum can be found on UO Professional Development site:

This professional development offering is the direct result of feedback provided in the recent survey CSTDAC conducted.  This is just the first effort to put valuable input into action with more to come.  The survey results will soon be posted on CSTDAC’s web site (, so check in occasionally for updates.

Jody Bleisch, CSTDAC Chair

If you have questions or are interested in participating in CSTDAC, please contact Jody Bleisch ( for more information.

NOTE: Employees who would like to take these courses during their regular working hours must receive prior approval from their supervisor consistent with the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement.Time spent taking these courses is unpaid unless required and assigned by a supervisor.

New Site

Welcome to the new CSTDAC UO Blog site.  Here you’ll find most everything CSTDAC has going on currently and any active training discussions that staff are initiating on the Cooperative Learning page.  If you have questions or would like to participate please send an email to and let us know.  Thanks, -Jody Bleisch