Dean's Update, April 8, 2013

Staff Announcements: New and Old Faces

I am pleased to announce that Nupur Shah can remove the term “Interim” from his title.  After a campus-wide search, the IT search committee recommended Nupur to me and, after consultation with Provost, he has appointed Nupur as Head of Instructional Technologies for the CBA.  Nupur has been directing the center since last June when John Ferretti retired, and he has done an excellent job since day one.  He has great ideas and great management skills, and the IT Center has been – and will be – in good hands with Nupur at the helm.  Please congratulate Nupur on this permanent position.

Please also welcome Markeshia Babers as our newest Academic Advisor in the Advising Center.  Markeshia is not new to the CBA though.  She has been working here as a GA while pursuing a CSULB M.S. Degree in Counseling specializing in Student Development in Higher Education.  Markeshia has great interpersonal skills and brings seven years of experience in student advising to our college.  This appointment strengthens our efforts in the university’s Highly Valued Degree Initiative.  Welcome aboard, Markeshia!

We do have someone to welcome to the CBA family.  The new ASC for the Management/HRM Department is Jessica McClintock.  Jessica received a B.S. Degree in Human Resources Management from Cal Poly SLO (with a minor in Psychology).  While at Cal Poly SLO, she was on the Dean’s list for seven quarters and received the President’s award for two years.  Jessica comes to the CBA from CSULB Payroll Services where she has worked since December 2011.  Please join me in welcoming Jessica to the Management/HRM Department.  Welcome aboard, Jessica!