Tom Dienst-30 Years
Fact: Tom is a former member of the Porsche Club of America.
Tom came to UAS from Fresno California. Back in the 1970s, he had been a fireman in the Air Force so you could say he was well prepared for putting out administrative brush fires for UAS … which he has been doing since 1992.
In his prior life in California, Tom had lots of experience in office management and budget work. He was an operations manager for Bank of America in Los Banos, California, an office manager/cost analyst for Fruehauf Corp., and a staff assistant for the Public Works Department for the City of Fresno.
He started at UAS as an accounts receivable clerk, became Personnel Manager in 1993, Director of Personnel Services in 1999, and Director of Business Services in 2007. He’s the one who says: “No, you can’t fly first class and rent a limousine while on university business,” and “No, you can’t use department funds for a staff pizza party.”
Little known facts about Tom:
- He is a former member of the Porsche Club of America.
- English is his second language. He emigrated from Germany to California as a young boy and can still speak fluent German.
- Tom is still married to his high school sweetheart and together they are now in the third year of being grandparents.