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Staff Roles

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    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Matt Blanco


    Administrative Support to the Department Chair, faculty, and students of the Bioengineering Department.

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    Engineering/Math Librarian

    Susan Boyd

    University Library

    Library liaison to the School of Engineering and the math department. Answers library-related questions coordinates research skills instruction with faculty and does library collection development as an engineering/math subject specialist.

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    Director and Instructor of Lab Operations

    Rodney Broome

    Mechanical Engineering

    Responsible for maintaining and operating the laboratory facilities used for Mechanical engineering and future STEM shop operations-based instruction and research. Regularly maintain, calibrate equipment, and instrumentation. Responsibility for safety in the laboratories and provide formal laboratory instruction to students.

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    System Administrator

    Jason Chong

    Engineering Computing Center

    ECC and WAVE: Windows Desktop/Servers, Virtualization, Research Computing, Remote Access, Deployment, Application Management, Systems Administration and Management, Manage and train student support staff

  • Mary Coady

    Director of Corporate and External Relations

    Mary Coady

    Dean's Office

    Responsible for relationships with supporters, donors, and community organizations. Liaison with Engineering Advisory Board. Liaison with University Relations. Supports School of Engineering fundraising; manages School fundraising operations.

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    Kelly Gonzalez

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    General Engineering

    Support and Admin for General Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Responsibilities include managing quarterly schedule, finances, QAL hiring and training, dept. meetings, functions, and events. Upkeep of website, managing student employment, TA coordinating and hiring, overseeing department inventory, and purchasing. Managing Ph.D. files and student records, assisting with forms for student enrollment, etc.

  • Anne Mahacek, Maker Lab

    Laboratory Associate

    Anne Mahacek Hunter

    Mechanical Engineering

    Responsible for providing technical, administrative, and managerial support for the Labs located in Guadalupe Hall. Her responsibilities include performing management, engineering, and educational tasks related to the Maker Lab; providing management, developmental, and educational support for the Robotic Systems Lab; providing management and administrative support for the KEEN program; and providing support for the BioInnovation and Design Lab and the Frugal Hub.

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    Director of Records & Operations

    Lisa Jocewicz

    Graduate Programs

    Responsible for various graduate student services, from registration through graduation. Also, responsible for processing QAL contracts.

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    Lantz Johnson

    Engineering Computing Center

    Supervise ECC staff, develop, execute and manage short, mid, and long-range strategic planning, budget planning and purchase of resources, Linux/Unix and Oracle System Administration

  • Yohannes Kahsai

    Lab Manager

    Yohannes Kahsai

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Responsible for maintaining and operating the laboratory facilities used for Electrical and Computer Engineering instruction and research. Regularly maintain, calibrate equipment, and instrumentation. Responsible for safety in the laboratories and provide formal laboratory instruction to students.

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    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Pam Lin

    Computer Science and Engineering

    Provide administrative support to the Department Chair and faculty, assist students with departmental issues, and serve as the first point of contact for various internal and external constituencies.

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    Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Frugal Innovation Hub

    Allan Báez Morales

    Frugal Innovation Hub

    Manages the Frugal Innovation Hub's adminsitrative operations, identifies and build relationships with organizations (from the private and public sector), and identifies and defines project options for students and faculty. Provides project management support to FIH projects deploying solutions at communities and coordinates the Frugal Innovation Gigs (FIGs). Acts as the liaison between SCU’s Travel Advisory Committee (TPAC) and SoE's international traveling proposals, promotes community outreach to engage local organizations and schools on STEM, humanitarian technology and Frugal Innovation. Develops, supports and participates in special initiatives internationally as well as local, and coordinates the Humanitarian Task Force of the International Association of Jesuits Schools.

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    Director of Digital Media Technologies

    Nicole Morales

    Dean's Office

    Member of the Engineering Communications and External Relations team in the Dean's Office. Responsible for digital marketing including social media, website, and digital signage. Assists with graphics for events and marketing collateral. Also responsible for advancing the school through use of available and emerging technology.

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    Director of Administration and Finance

    Rima Nemechek

    Dean's Office

    Supports relationship management and all interrelated activities regarding finance, human resources, faculty affairs, and facilities management. 


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    Outreach & Diversity Programs Manager

    Ricardo Padilla, Jr.

    Undergraduate Programs

    Manage all aspects of the School of Engineering outreach programs, and support efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in engineering. Coordinate STEM outreach programs such as SES, VES, and SEEDs, coordinating Engineering School's participation in other targeted outreach events organized elsewhere on campus, and around the community. Serve as a hub for support of outreach activities, whether through courses or extra-curricular outreach activities through student organizations and cultivating and maintaining relationships with our external partners. Support for international project travel with Senior Design. Chair of the Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Council; and supports initiatives and training around diversity and inclusion to support our students, faculty, and staff.

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    Manager of Recruitment and Outreach

    Joanna Padua

    Graduate Programs

    Primary contact for prospective students looking to apply to or need assistance in applying to our Graduate Engineering program. Responsible for planning and organizing recruitment and outreach efforts such as Zoom information sessions, virtual appointments, electronic communications, and admissions announcements.

  • Julia Scott

    Research Associate

    Julia Scott

    Provides oversight and assists in the development of research initiatives in partnership with industry and other external collaborators.
  • Shaun Snyder

    Center Lab Manager

    Shaun Snyder

    Center for Nanostructures

    Responsible for overall CNS operations to accommodate research and teaching for the SCU community and outside users. CNS is an interdisciplinary cleanroom facility for research and teaching in nanoscale science and technology.

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    System & Security Administrator

    Chris Tracy

    Engineering Computing Center

    ECC and WAVE: Linux/UNIX, Networking, Security, Virtualization, HPC, Research Computing, Automation, Storage, Remote Access, Performance Tuning, Technical Architecture and Troubleshooting/Debugging

  • Stacey Tinker

    Director of Admission and Marketing

    Stacey Tinker

    Graduate Programs

    Provides leadership in all aspects of admission and enrollment management. Responsibilities also include the development and implementation of marketing and recruitment plans to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering, both locally and internationally.

  • Shane Wibeto, Undergraduate Engineering

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Shane Wibeto

    Undergraduate Programs

    Responsible for services and programs to support undergraduate engineering students and departments. Coordinate course scheduling, undergraduate bulletin updates, senior capstone funding and conference planning, internal transfer applications, engineering tours and prospective student engagement, first-year peer advising program, alumni/ae mentoring program, communications to engineering undergraduates and support for engineering student organizations.

  • Heidi Williams, School of Engineering Dean's Office

    Director of Communications

    Heidi Williams

    Dean's Office

    Responsible for global communications and alumni relations for the School of Engineering. Advance School initiatives and goals via effective communication vehicles, identifying, writing, and editing material for School and University publications, web pages, etc.; serve as consultant and liaison regarding engineering departments' marketing collateral; proofread faculty and staff communications, journal articles, etc., as requested.

  • Brent Woodcock, Civil Engineering

    Lab Manager

    Brent Woodcock

    Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering

    Responsible for maintaining and operating the laboratory facilities used for Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering instruction and research. Regularly maintain, calibrate equipment, and instrumentation. Responsible for safety in the laboratories and provide formal laboratory instruction to students.

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Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202
Guadalupe Hall, Bldg. 455

408-554-5474 fax


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