Campus Announcements

Director for Center for Teaching and Learning appointed
Based on the recommendation from the Search Advisory Committee and with the concurrence of Provost Sheley, Kimo Ah Yun, Communication Studies, has been appointed director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. The appointment is effective June 1, 2008.

Ah Yun received his Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University, M.A. in Speech from Kansas State University, and B.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento.  He joined the University in 1996 as a faculty member, and has been an outstanding teacher and scholar. He was the recipient of the 2006-07 Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Arts and Letters. In 2003, he received the President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity.

The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to provide activities and services that help individuals, departments, and programs to identify and achieve their desired level of teaching excellence. The Center is coordinated by faculty and offers activities and programs that contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning at the University. 
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Community Engagement Scholar chosen
Professor Jana Noel, Teacher Education, has been appointed as the University’s Community Engagement Scholar. With the initial appointment of one year starting in fall 2008, the Community Engagement Scholar is a new position, whose main responsibilities are the advancement of community engagement and student learning through the service learning and community services curriculum. Almost 3,000 Sacramento State students are expected to participate in service learning and community engagement courses offered by the University. Working closely with the Community Engagement Center (CEC), students, faculty, and staff, the Community Engagement Scholar provides leadership and scholarship in defining the academic mission and expected learning outcomes of the University’s community engagement curriculum and programs.    

In line with the University’s Strategic Plan, this new position helps to signal Sacramento State’s intention to strengthen its academic role in the Sacramento community and to promote students’ educational success through community engagement. 
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Human Resources

California Whistleblower Protection Act
California Government Code Section 8548 requires the CSU to inform their employees of the California Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA Government Code Section 8547 et seq.). Pursuant to this section of the Government Code, the University is required to distribute electronically the State Auditor's written explanation of the California Whistleblower Protection Act. This was done on May 12, 2008.   

David Wagner, Vice President for Human Resources, has been designated as the person on this campus to receive protected disclosures and answer questions about these policies.  He can be reached at 278-6078, via e-mail at, or through campus mail using zip code 6032. The statutorily-required notice from the State Auditor is below or can be found at:

In addition, this notice has been posted on the following campus bulletin boards designated for “Employee Organizations Only:” 





Alpine (Criminal Justice)

Jody Gayvert

Next to Room 121


Amador (Psychology)

Doni Santinello

2nd, 3rd, & 4th floors


Brighton (Math/History)

Dawn Giovannoni

Next to Room 106, next to Room 121, & between Rooms 118 & 124 (across from Room 121)


Calaveras (English)

Elaine Maeda

Across from Room 115


Capistrano (Music)

Shea Grimm

Across from Room 111 and across from elevator on 3rd floor



Elaine Maeda

Next to Rooms 106 & 106A


El Dorado (Nursing)

Nancy Beers

Room 1025


Eureka (Education)

Katy Romo

2nd floor, Room 205 (next to Room 204 – Staff/Faculty Lounge)


Facilities Services

Dee Johnson

Office on south wall of Room 101D (Breakroom)


Kadema (Art)

Brenda Strong

Between Rooms 145 & 145A



Carlyn Pollock

Next to Room 116


Lassen (Student Services Center)

Lupe Lopez

Next to Room 1003 and next to Room 3000 (Staff Break room)



Lillie Jones

Room 5009 (Staff Lounge)


Mariposa (Arts & Letters)

Kate Millsap

1st & 3rd floors across from elevators


Mendocino (Communication Studies)

Maggie Fuchs

1st floor (across from elevator south wall)


Napa (Continuing Education)

Margaret Hwang

Staff Bulletin Board


Placer (Geology)

Stacy Sinz

1st floor, down main hallway to left


Public Service Building (Campus Police)

Suzanne Bracamonte

Near Room 3



Michael Kalstein




Richard Filson

South wall


Riverside (Engineering & Computer Science)

Denise Anderson

1st & 3rd floors across from elevators


Santa Clara (Engineering & Computer Science)

Denise Anderson

Breezeway between 1100 & 1200 wings


Sacramento (Human Resources)

Elizabeth Redmond

Next to Room 169


Sequoia (Natural Sciences & Mathematics)

Carlyn Pollock

2nd & 5th floors across from elevators


Shasta (Theatre & Dance)

Andie Cool

Downstairs to left across from Room 117


Sierra (Residence Hall/Residential Life Office)

Cynthia Cockrill

Left wall (behind counter)


Solano (Health & Human Services)

Evelyn Novak

2nd floor across from Room E2000 & 4th floor across from Room E4000


Student Health Center

Bonnie Smith

2nd floor breakroom – Room 227


Tahoe (Business Administration)

Thomas Matlock

Room 1023 (Mailroom)


University Union

Leslie Davis

By time clock in receiving dock area/by catering office


Yosemite (Athletics)

Martinique Baker

Between Rooms 155 & 157


Catastrophic Leave
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and confidential employees may donate up to 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at, or by visiting the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Steven Borden, Facilities Services
Martha Jean, University Transportation & Parking Services
Lisa Collins, Admissions and Records
Sharon Kelley, Academic Information Resources Center
Aleia Luster, Student Activities