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UC Davis is helping us get there by striving to always put people first. As a top-ranked research university, and the second-largest employer in the region, it’s no wonder our employees are leading the way in teaching, research, public service and patient care.

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A Conversation with People Services Manager, Teri Sugai

Teri Sugai came to UC Davis mid-career looking for a change after working long hours for a small family-run company. She started off her journey at Davis in Central Payroll but hoped to
enter a more HR-focused position. In 2008 Teri made the switch to work at Facilities, before helping to create the Shared Service Organization as we know it today.

Ben: You played a significant role in creating the SSO. Tell us about how it came to be, how that led to today, and what your role was.