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Arnold Meza has been working for ASI as a facilities maintenance technician for more than five years, assisting in the upkeep of the USU and other ASI facilities.

After graduating with a bachelor’s in chemistry from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa in Culiacán, Mexico, Arnold immigrated to the United States. Here, he began working in the field of facilities.

“When I came here, there was an opportunity and I jumped in,” he said. “That was thirty years ago and I’ve been doing maintenance work all over ever since!”

Arnold got his start working maintenance at Loyola Marymount University and a high school, after which he transferred to CSULB to work with ASI. For him, working in a university context is both exciting and enriching.

“There’s nothing else like it!” he exclaimed. “I love this place, the environment, working out—I love all of it. The students keep me young and keep me going.”

Arnold has steadily served the students of CSULB with an ethic of hard work and a positive attitude. According to him, there is no other place he’d rather be. “I’m not the type of guy that needs recognition, I just like to work hard,” he said.

ASI is lucky to have Arnold as our facilities maintenance technician. His positive, faithful service has impacted students interpersonally and through our facilities. If you see him around, be sure to congratulate him on being an Essential Piece of the Puzzle!


Arnold Meza was awarded the Essential Piece of the Puzzle during the February & May ASI employee assemblies. As a part of ASI’s commitment to uplifting customer service, each month all full-time staff participates and votes in this monthly employee of the month program.