by Salina Ronderos
Although the Student Center mailroom is not going to be moved physically, the responsibilities will be transferred from the Student Center staff to the Mail Services Department.
The department, located in the Central Services Building, handles all the distribution of the University’s mail. With the change the student mail will be handled by the staff who normally handle the University’s mail, instead of Student Center workers.
According to Melissa Jaunal, coordinator of student programs, this is a positive move for the students.
“We are taking precautions to change the students’ perception that their mail isn’t handled properly because it is distributed by fellow students. It will insure more security,” said Jaunal.
Clark Hitt, mail services supervisor agreed with Jaunal and said there is often a problem with too many people handling items such as mail.
“The move will make mail services more efficient for students and staff,” said Hitt.
Sophomore Veronica Mendez, a worker at the Student Center desk, also agrees that the change will be beneficial to the students.
“Sometimes when a student doesn’t receive their mail, we don’t know what to tell them because we don’t know what the source of the problem is. With the change, problems can be handled directly,” said Mendez.
“There is no definitive plan to the new change, but if all goes according to plan the students will be able to pick up larger parcels at the mailroom instead of walking all the way over here,” said Hitt.
Junior Marine Gradzhyan said she thinks the current mail system is good.
“I haven’t had any problems getting my mail. It would be nice to pick up my larger parcels here [Student Center] but it doesn’t matter because I don’t mind the walk,” said Gradzhyan.
According to Hitt, details for the new mail services will be discussed next week and the rules and regulations will be established by fall.