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Christine Gonzalez

Christine Gonzalez

Manager, Order Management
Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer
Years at Stanford: 
40 years

What I enjoyed most about my time at Stanford is . . .
The people. I have made lifelong friends during my 40 years at Stanford. Some, I worked with in the same work group and/or department and others I met through work interactions across campus departments. It is wonderful to work at place where you enjoy not only the difference you make in the work you do but also the people you meet along the way. 

What is your favorite place at Stanford and why?

All of Stanford campus is beautiful. There are so many historical sites on campus, but today if I had to pick one place, it would be Memorial Church with its amazing stained glass and incredible mosaics depicting bible scenes. 

Point of Pride: Tell us briefly about an event, project, program or initiative you were involved with at Stanford that you're most proud of.

In 2007, the IT Services Help Desk (5-HELP) began answering questions -- in addition to those computing related -- regarding the voice services that the unit provided. That began the Help Desk's transformation into today's larger University IT Service Desk. I was one of a four person team who handled voice related calls and was excited to both directly help the Stanford community as well as provided a broader, more valuable service. The Service Desk it a true front door to University IT and I am proud to have played a part in its evolution.

Leave your Legacy: What piece of guidance or advice would you give to a new hire to Stanford?
Through my years here at Stanford I have learned that people matter. We need to help each other understand that we all make a difference, and we can accomplish more when we work together. Communication is the key.


Submitted by Anne Pinkowski on Friday, May 24, 2019 - 16:37

Lucky me! I'm working with you more these days and I love working with you! I didn't know that you have been here 40 years and think that's just amazing! Congratulations, this is truly a milestone to celebrate.


Submitted by James G Knox on Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:52

Christina, Congratulations on achieving forty years of service. In my time at Stanford, I have had many angels come in and out of my life...but I can honestly say that none has been as much an angel as you! Stanford is full of people who silently help it meet its mission while quietly touching the lives of those around them. I can't imagine there is anyone higher on the list of those people than you. Stanford is lucky for every moment of those forty years. It has been an honor to call you a colleague, and even more, my friend. Jim (P.S. Did I make you cry? :-) )

What? 40 years? No way!

Submitted by Jo-Ann Cuevas on Monday, May 13, 2019 - 11:27

You're not old enough to have been here 40 years! Huge congratulations to you, Christine! Treat yourself special this year. You deserve it. And thank you for making a Stanford a better place to be because of people/friends like you. Big hugs. Jo-Ann


Submitted by Melissa Yvonne ... on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:08

Congratulations on your 40th work anniversary! Although we didn't work in the same department, we worked under CNS/ITS/ITSS family and I still get to see you from time to time around campus too...yeay! Cheers to you.

Thank you!

Submitted by Grace Quadro on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 19:16

Thank you for hiring me 25 years ago and making me part of the Stanford Family ! It’s been a pleasure working with you across many roles over the years! Your a true “lifer”! Congrats !


Submitted by Valerie Beeman on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 09:46

I hope you feel justly proud of your service accomplishments! I'm happy to have worked with you for a short period of time! Congrats!


Submitted by Catalina Rodriguez on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 08:47

Congratulations on your 40 years of service to Stanford University. I was very fortunate to work with Christine for a number of years. She was such a joy to work with and considered a "go to" person whenever you needed anything. She is an incredible asset to this University.