Our Team

Joanna Brooks, Ph.D. 

Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success

Samantha Lende

Academic Support Systems Lead

  • Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion
  • Periodic Evaluations

Summer Meza

Academic Personnel Specialist (Beginning May 20)

  • Tenure-Track Faculty Recruitment

  • Personal and Professional Leave Processes

  • Resignation & Retirement Procedures

  • Professional development events

  • Awards

Vanessa Campos

Faculty-Scholar Immigration  

  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
  • H-1B Visas for Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Our Mission

Foster alignment and coordination, dismantle deficit models, and promote strength based approaches to supporting faculty, students, and staff in meaningful academic cooperative effort.