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   CHABSS Dean's Office Staff 

Dean Liora Gubkin


Liora Gubkin

  • Provides academic leadership to the College
  • Approves faculty hiring, oversees budget, conducts fundraising,
  • Promotes academic programs, and provides management oversight
Elisa Grant-Vallone

Associate Dean

Elisa Grant-Vallone

  • Budget- College Planning
  • Class Schedule Planning
  • TT Faculty General Questions
  • College Staff General Questions
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Associate Dean

Carmen Nava

  • Curriculum Matters
  • Student Success Initiatives
Kim Knowles Yanez


Kimberley Knowles-Yanez

  • Faculty Development
  • Inclusion Matters
  • General Faculty Questions
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Lead College-Administrative Analyst

Rachel Kintner

  • Assistant to the Dean (scheduling)
  • RTP -Retention, Tenure, & Promotion
  • PETF - Periodic Evaluation of Tenured Faculty
  • Searches - TT Faculty
  • Manages College ListServs and SharePoint access
  • Facilitates Department Chair/Program Director Elections
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College-wide Administrative Coordinator

Amandah Altamirano

  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Supports College Governance Committees
  • Admin Support for the Associate Deans
  • Staff On-boarding & Staff training
  • Faculty Student Course Evaluations
  • Reviews Hospitality forms
Yvonne Cope

College-wide Administrative Coordinator

Yvonne Cope

  • College Directory & SOP Updates
  • Coordinates Dean's Office and College-Wide Events
  • Student Travel
  • Dean's Office Hospitality 
  • Lecturer Evaluations
  • Supports Student Success 
Jessica Raffi

Planning & Resources Support Coordinator

Jessica Raffi

  • Front Desk Coverage
  • CHABSS DO Website Maintenance
  • Supervision of DO Student Assistants
  • Computer Equipment request
  • Ergonomic Evaluation
  • Relocation & Moves
  • Scheduling of Dean's Office Conference Room (SBSB 4111)
  • Timekeeper: Staff/Student
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Director of Student Success

Leo Melena

  • Career Readiness/Career Network
  • Student Services
  • Student Issues
  • Global Commitment Committee
  • Travel (Student)

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Tim Meehan

  • College-Wide Communications
  • CHABSS Newsletter
  • College-Wide Social Media
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Arts & Lectures Program Planner

Gina Jones

  • Arts and Lectures events and planning
  • Assists with College-Wide event planning


Lead College Resource Analyst

Krista Thomas

  • Budget-Operating/Personnel/
  • Grants-External, Stipends,
    Course Releases
  • Payroll Issues and Problems
    (Staff & TT)
  • Start-up Funds (new faculty)
  • TT faculty ESP
  • TT Additional Employment / Assigned Time
  • Budget Training

Budget & Personnel Analyst

Josephine Rosas

  • Budget- staff & MPP
  • DC/PD Additional Work
  • Staff recruitment
  • Staff bonuses/stipends
  • Lecturer recruitment, hiring and onboarding
  • Unit 11 Employees (ISA, GA, TA)
  • Special Consultant/Independent Contractor Forms
  • Student Assistant hires
  • Volunteers

Budget and Contracts Analyst 

Maria Clements

  • Lecturer salaries
  • Lecturer contracts

Planning & Resources Support Coordinator

Carmen Garcia

  • Travel
  • Budget Reconciliations and Support
  • Reviews Spending Requests