Positions, Appointments and Re-Organizations at SSU

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Re-organization of Advising, Career, International Services and EOP

Over the summer the ACE offices went through a re-organization of services and spaces, to make services more efficient and accessible. EOP Services have moved to the north end of Salazar Hall, facing the grass quad. EOP students should now use the north entrance (Salazar 1060).

The reception desk for Advising Services and Career Services is now located across from Seawolf Services (Salazar 1070). The International Services office and reception area are now located just behind the Advising and Career reception areas. A Faculty Advising Office has been added to this area to allow faculty to be more accessible to undeclared students. The WEPT Advising office has moved to the front area near the Workshop and Study area.

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Interim Appointments in Payroll and Benefits

Trisha Torgrimson has been appointed Interim Director of Payroll and Benefits following Susan Zito's retirement. Torgrimson has held staff and management positions in Payroll and Benefits and CMS since she joined SSU in 2003. Supporting her will be Heather Cain, Interim Manager of Benefits and Leave Administration, who also joined SSU in 2003 following her graduation. She has held various staff positions in Employee Services and Payroll and Benefits.

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New Crisis Advocate

Keri Harris has accepted the positions of Sonoma State University Crisis Advocate and Case Manager/Clinical Coordinator of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Harris is a graduate of Sonoma State University, who received her B.A. in American Multicultural Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Her internships included a medical social work position with the Jewish Community Free Clinic and a graduate position with Sonoma County Mental Health.

Harris is currently a State Certified Sexual Assault Counselor and works closely with Verity (formerly United Against Sexual Assault) to end all forms of sexual violence as a crisis counselor. At the end of this month, she will also be certified as a Domestic Violence Counselor.

In her role as Crisis Advocate, Harris will provide confidential crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals, accompaniment, information on system-wide operations, victim outreach, coordination of support service , problem-solving, and assistance with decision-making to SSU students who are impacted by traumatic, disruptive or disturbing life events (i.e., sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and hate crimes).

For more detailed information on how to support students impacted by sexual assault, view the PDF guide or visit the CAPS website at http://www.sonoma.edu/counselingctr/. To reach the Crisis Advocate, call 707.664.2155 or stop by Stevenson 1088.

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Officially Appointed Deans & Chairs for Fall 2011

Deans

* School of Arts and Humanities: Dr. Thaine Stearns, Interim - (707) 664-2146
* School of Business and Economics: Dr. William Silver - (707) 664-2220
* School of Education: Dr. Carlos Ayala, Interim - (707) 664-2132
* School of Extended Education: Dr. Mark Merickel - (707) 664-2449
* School of Science and Technology: Dr. Lynn Stauffer, Interim - (707) 664-2171
* School of Social Sciences: Dr. Elaine Leeder - (707) 664-2120
* University Library: Ms. Barbara Butler - (707) 664-2397

Department Chairs

Departments of the School of Arts and Humanities

* American Multicultural Studies/Native American Studies: Dr. Elenita Strobel - (707) 664-2826
* Art and Art History: Mr. Gregory Roberts - (707) 664-3042
* Chicano and Latino Studies: Dr. Patricia Kim-Rajal - (707) 664-3294
* Communication Studies: Dr. Elizabeth Burch - (707) 664-4059
* English: Dr. John Kunat - (707) 664-3138
* Hutchins School of Liberal Studies: Dr. Heidi LaMoreaux - (707) 664-3184
* Modern Languages and Literatures: Dr. Christine Renaudin - (707) 664-3159
* Music: Dr. Brian Wilson - (707) 664-2468
* Philosophy: Dr. Gillian Parker - (707) 664-2739
* Theatre Arts and Dance: Dr. Paul Draper - (707) 664-3904

Departments of the School of Business and Economics

* Business Administration: Dr. Terry Lease - (707) 664-2377
* Economics: Vacant

Departments of the School of Education

* Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education: Dr. Karen Grady - (707) 664-3328
* Educational Leadership and Special Education: Dr. Emiliano Ayala (707) 664-3490
* Literacy, Elementary and Early Education: Dr. Paula Lane - (707) 664-3292

Departments of the School of Science and Technology

* Biology: Dr. Nathan Rank - (707) 664-3053
* Chemistry: Dr. Jennifer Lillig - (707) 664-2331
* Computer Science: Dr. Ali Kooshesh - (707) 664-2088
* Engineering Science: Dr. Ali Kooshesh - (707) 664-2088
* Geology: Dr. Matthew James - (707) 664-2301
* Kinesiology: Dr. B. Elaine McHugh - (707) 664-2660
* Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. N. Sam Brannen - (707) 664-2591
* Nursing: Dr. Elizabeth Close - (707) 664-2654
* Physics and Astronomy: Dr. Lynn Cominsky - (707) 664-2655

Departments of the School of Social Sciences

* Anthropology: Dr. Karin Jaffe - (707) 664-2944
* Counseling: Dr. Adam Hill - (707) 664-2340
* Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies: Dr. Barbara Bloom - (707) 664-3928
* Environmental Studies and Planning: Dr. Rocky Rohwedder - (707) 664-2249
* Geography and Global Studies: Dr. Rheyna Laney - (707) 664-2183
* History: Dr. Michelle Jolly - (707) 664-2461
* Political Science: Dr. Robert McNamara - (707) 664-2676
* Psychology: Dr. Gerryann Olson - (707) 664-2265
* Sociology: Dr. Melinda Milligan - (707) 664-2254
* Women's and Gender Studies: Dr. Charlene Tung

Departments of the University Library

* University Library: Joe Márquez - (707) 664-3464


Directors and Program Coordinators

* Art Gallery: Mr. Michael Schwager, Director - (707) 664-2720
* Athletics: Mr. Bill Fusco, Sr. Director - (707) 664-2639
* Counseling and Psychological Services: Dr. Lisa Wyatt, Director - (707) 664-2153
* Gerontology: Dr. Susan Hillier Ferreira, Program Coordinator - (707) 664-2586
* Human Development: Dr. Rita Butterfield, Program Coordinator - (707) 528-2714
* Interdisciplinary Studies: John Kornfeld, Chair - (707) 664-4208
* Liberal Studies - Ukiah: Ms. Sandra Feldman, Program * Coordinator - (707) 664-2437
* Linguistics: Dr. C. Greta Vollmer, Program Coordinator - (707) 664-2504
* MS-CES: Dr. Ali Kooshesh, Director - (707) 664-2088

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