Celebrating unsung heroes: Meet one custodian who keeps our campus in tip-top shape

Dawn Roberson in Mandel School lobby

From watching a goose raise her goslings on a patio overlooking Bellflower Road to witnessing students she befriended walk at commencement, custodian Dawn Roberson has had a front-row seat to the heartwarming and transformative moments that make the Case Western Reserve University campus more than just buildings and classrooms. Roberson works on the custodial staff in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, but sees her job as going far beyond that of a custodian—she’s a silent guardian, ensuring the university remains not just clean, but also secure.

While exemplary, Roberson’s story is not out of the ordinary. On National Custodians Day (Oct. 2), The Daily is recognizing Roberson and the dozens of other custodians at the university who play a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness, functionality and safety of our campus. 

Read the daily article about Roberson