Our Essential

Photos By Patrick Dodson ’12

UAlbany has often been likened to a small town where thousands of people live, work, and play. Like any town, it also depends on departments of essential personnel—people who are largely unseen and often unheralded—who do the hard work to keep everything running ... 24 hours a day, seven days a week ... pandemic or not. The individuals in these portraits represent not only their departments, but also the ideals of commitment and service—values that are everlasting and essential.

Latoya Taitt
Representing Information Technology Services, Latoya Taitt, Senior Programmer Analyst
Steven Santa Maria
Representing the University Police Department, Steven Santa Maria, Police Officer
UAlbany staff
Bozena Grosman, Head Grounds Supervisor; Casey Ann Michalski, Head Janitor-Day Custodial; David Addante, Facilities Operations Assistant; Anil Mangal, Associate Director Plant Operations
Michele Eller
Representing Parking Management/Transportation, Michele Eller, Bus Driver
Merissa Mabee
Representing Human Resources, Merissa Mabee, Benefits Manager