Welcome, students! My name is Valerie Simms-Anderson and I am the Events and Liquor Services Coordinator. My primary responsibilities are in managing the day-to-day operations of the GCSU Backlot, including hiring our student employees, managing the campus satellite bar service, and coordinating any events that are held in the Backlot, dining hall or student lounge. I also work closely with the Entertainment Committee to ensure that we provide quality entertainment and events throughout the academic year.
The Backlot is an important resource for the GCSU and is owned and operated by you, the students of Grenfell. It provides a social environment for students, staff and faculty alike; work experience for students; and revenue to support other GCSU initiatives. We always aim to make the Backlot a welcoming, safe student space and one that is socially responsible. Use of the Backlot is also free for Grenfell Clubs and Societies that want to host social gatherings or fundraising events.
If you would like to organize an event or have an idea for entertainment, drop by my office (AS276L) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to discuss. All the best in your year!