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New employees and notable changes | June 2019

Jun 11, 2019

Academic Division

Motoko Day is a new international student and scholar advisor in International Programs and Services.

Anastasia Damyan is a new development/alumni association assistant in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Scott Davis is a new laboratory assistant in Endodontics in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Elena Dueñas was promoted to graduate services specialist in the Graduate School.

Erendira Estrada is a new pre-health adviser in Thriving Tigers Undergraduate Student Success.

Rod Githens was promoted to associate dean, academic programs and innovation and associate professor in the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. In this expanded role, Githens will be responsible for program development; school marketing and enrollment services; implementation and support of the school's new strategic plan, Benerd Reimagined; and leadership of the Benerd school in Sacramento and the Learning, Leadership and Change Program cluster in Sacramento and Stockton. Rod has served as the assistant dean for Benerd's Sacramento programs for the past four years and, since June 2018, has been doing much of this new role's work on an interim basis. 

Faith Keith transferred to program services assistant in the Department of Chemistry in the College of the Pacific.

Ryan Kelly is a new graduate admission and recruitment coordinator in the Graduate School.

Wendy Meeks transferred to budget manager in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Maritza Perez is a new receptionist in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Business and Finance

Iliana Abarca is a new human resources assistant in Human Resources.

Shannon Bunnell is a new student business services specialist in Student Business Services.

Charlie Dumpit is a new custodian group I in Physical Plant.

Karen Kester is a new account collections specialist in Student Business Services.

Ruben Mendez Jr. is a new custodian group I in Physical Plant.

Jonathan Moua is a new custodian group I in Physical Plant.

Sylvia Torres was promoted to accounts payable assistant manager in the Controller's Office.

Enrollment Management

Ron Tacan was promoted to financial aid analyst in the Office of Financial Aid.

President's Division

Robert Norton was promoted to assistant director of athletics for business operations and budget in Athletics.

Paul Rapp's working title has changed to internal communications director in the Office of Marketing and Communications. In this role, he helps inform, empower and engage employees through communications that convey the university's strategies, priorities and values.    

Student Life

Priscila Palacios is a new program advisor in the Upward Bound Program.

Aubree Davidson is a new executive coordinator in Public Safety.

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