Dale Withers has worked at PUC for 35 years and currently holds the title of director of facilities management. But Dale is a lot more than just the director, Dale is a PUCite through and through. He honestly just might know everything there is to know about PUC! Did you know under the PUC campus sits a bunch of secret tunnels? He does! And I can guarantee he’s been in all of them.
We asked Dale to answer a few questions so we can get better acquainted with him.
What brought you to PUC? How/Why did you decide to work here?
Was working for Dwight Shogren in Texas before he came to PUC. He called me a few months later telling me he needed me at PUC. I wanted out of Texas so bad I never even asked about the benefit package, just asked what day I needed to be there!
What is the best thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
Working with students and getting to help people.
Where is your favorite place to eat in the Valley and why?
Haciendas in Cloverdale, because it’s not in the busy Napa Valley so it’s quiet like restaurants used to be.
What is something you can do/want to do that might be surprising for people to learn?
Some days I wonder if I am actually making a difference but then someone brightens my day with a compliment.
What is one song you’re listening to on repeat lately?
Sunshine on my Shoulders.
Who is someone you admire and why?
My crew because they are my feet and legs. Without them I could not get what we as a team get done here at Facilities. I am blessed to have good people that work for me and care deeply about this institution. And as an added bonus they know how to laugh, which makes for happy times.
Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings you can find me …
Working mostly lately. Hopefully we can get back to Kayaking and cabin trips again soon!