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Celebrating our community: Rhoderick Broughton

Rhoderick_carouselSmiling is contagious. If you doubt that, just pass the security desk in the Franklin lobby and try not to return Rhoderick Broughton’s grin.

Broughton has been securing UCOP’s doors and protecting its employees since 2009, and became the security team supervisor in 2010.

When he’s not greeting staff, helping visitors find their way to meetings or monitoring activity in and around the building, Broughton lives with two dogs, Charlie and Bishop, and some 300 pairs of shoes. In fact, his footwear obsession has led him to travel the United States to buy limited edition shoes and to start a resale business. If you would like some tips on buying or maintaining shoes, you now know who to ask!

Left to right: Terrence Moore, Rhoderick Broughton, Edwin Martinez and Steve Poblete

Left to right: Terrence Moore, Rhoderick Broughton, Edwin Martinez and Steve Poblete

While Broughton is light-hearted and usually all smiles, he takes the safety and security of UCOP workers seriously. He urges all employees to be aware of their surroundings at all times (no texting or checking email while walking down the street), take advantage of the security escort service (7-9790) when working late and register for UCOP Alert, OP’s emergency notification system.

This article, sponsored by UCOP Staff Assembly Communications Advisory Subcommittee, is the first in a series about celebrating the people of the UCOP community. We welcome suggestions for future articles at

Photos: Craig Thompson


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  1. Leslie May 26, 2015 Reply

    Rhoderick has done an awesome job keeping UCOP safe!! Thank you so much for your service, you are truly appreciated!!

  2. Dan Scannell May 26, 2015 Reply

    Rhoderick is a great part of an awesome security team! Many thanks to him, Steve, Terrence, Edwin and all the others who help keep this place safe, and provide a fun and friendly atmosphere in the lobby. Much appreciated!

  3. Shirley Bittlingmeier May 26, 2015 Reply

    Rhoderick and team make security seem effortless, but I can only guess at the number of emergencies and incidents they have to deal with on a daily basis. Many thanks for providing this valuable service!

  4. Michael Trevino May 26, 2015 Reply

    Rhoderick, Edwin, Terrence, Steve, plus the after-hours team, are outstanding! Kudos for being such an incredibly professional and always helpful team.

  5. Kim May 27, 2015 Reply

    As a supplier who often visits UCOP, it’s always a pleasure to check in with the Security Team. They are always welcoming and willing to assist. Top Notch Service!
    Thank you Rhoderick and Team!

  6. Officer Wade MacAdam May 28, 2015 Reply

    Rhoderick has been a great partner to UCPD and I agree with these other comments about his excellent service to UC.

  7. Katina June 19, 2015 Reply


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