New position announcements Gloria Moraga has been appointed associate vice president for Public Affairs. Moraga joined Sacramento State as director of News Services in 2006 and has served as interim director of Public Affairs since the late fall 2007. During the transition period, Moraga led public affairs efforts in developing the University’s emergency messaging and campus communications, oversaw the Student Affairs VSA project, and promoted the university’s academic programs and activities through the use of multi media on the university’s website. She brings with her more than 20 years of media experience, including serving as a political reporter in Washington, D.C. with Cox Broadcasting and a Capital reporter in Sacramento for ABC News. Prior to joining Sac State, Moraga was the managing editor for News 10 ABC News in Sacramento where she managed a staff of 76 reporters, assignment editors, photographers and tape editors. Submitted by University Advancement
Professor Carlos Nevarez has been appointed Director of Sacramento State’s program leading to the Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. Nevarez joined Sacramento State in 2001 as a member of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, is multidisciplinary in academic background and orientation and has considerable experience in research and in graduate programming. Submitted by Academic Affairs
USA Committee Appointments
Several University Staff Assembly members have recently been appointed by University President Alexander Gonzalez to committees on campus. Members and their committees are: Eva Gabbe, Alumni Association Board of Directors; Cindy Martella, Student Complaint Hearing Panel; Kelley Ogden, Committee for Administrative Review; Lynne Onitsuka, Associated Students Inc., Audit Committee; and Harold Scott, Student Complaint Hearing Panel. Submitted by the Office of the President
Retirement for Rod Ramos
Rod Ramos is retiring after 26 years of service in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Stop by to congratulate Ramos from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 in Riverside Hall, room 2014. Submitted by the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Summer Bridge program closing ceremony
The Educational Opportunity Program Summer Bridge closing ceremony is noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Alumni Center. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph F. Sheley will give the welcome.
This is the 22nd year Sacramento State has sponsored the EOP Summer Bridge Program, which helps increase retention by helping incoming first-year students to make a smooth transition from high school to college. The Summer Bridge Program offers a six-week comprehensive summer program that includes academics, new student orientation, academic advising and counseling and a leadership course. This was the largest class of participants in the program’s history. Approximately 173 historically disadvantaged, first-generation, first-time freshmen students were selected to participate in the program. Submitted by EOP
Catastrophic leave donation program 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 a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.
If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained by going to www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, 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:
Martha Jean, University Transportation and Parking
Mike Flores, Facilities Management
Mary Ann Alvarez, Nursing
Nancy Hackbart, Career Center
Carolyn Ann Hollahan, Academic Information Resource Center
*Christine Kellerman, College of Health & Human Services
*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee
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