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Provost's Office Directory

The Provost works to enhance the intellectual vibrancy of the faculty, student body, staff, and curriculum by providing leadership in matters related to:

Academic Programs and Support - Diversity and Inclusion - Faculty Affairs - Governance - Information Services - Global Engagement - Planning - Provost's Office - Research Support - Student Life


Provost's Office  

The Office of the Provost staff support the Provost in all aspects of University leadership.  

 Acting Provosts


Ed Ryan and Kate Morris

(408) 554-4533
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Kate Morris (408) 554-5509
Vice Provost for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Ed Ryan (408) 554-5182
Vice Provost for Graduate Programs Toby McChesney (408) 554-5465
Executive Assisant to the Provost & Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Chris Changras (408) 554-4533
Administrative Associate Sheryl Becker (408) 554-7034
Communications and Strategic Initiatives Melissa McAlexander (408) 551-7161 
Finance and Administration Soniya Patel (408) 554-6962  
Faculty Personnel Specialist Laurene Skinner (408) 554- 4774
Sr. Business Analyst for Graduate Programs Susan Gutierrez (408) 551-3313
Assistant Provost for Planning & Analysis Suzanne Dancer (408) 551-7033
Website Chris Changras  

(408) 554-4533   


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Academic Programs and Support

The Provost ensures the University continues its tradition of excellence in Jesuit education and educating leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion.

Academic Integrity Matthew Duncan (408) 554-4583   
Advising and Learning Resources (Drahmann Center) Laura Fujieda (408) 554-4318  
Core Curriculum Andrew Ishak (408) 551-3332  
Experiential Learning for Social Justice (ELSJ) Andrea Brewster (408) 554-2148  
Fellowships Naomi Levy (408) 554-4988  
Graduate Programs Council Ed Ryan (408) 554-5182  
Honors Program Naomi Andrews (408) 554-6848  
HUB Writing Center Denise Krane (408) 554-4127  
Johnson Scholars Naomi Andrews (408) 551-6848  
LEAD Scholars (first generation students) Erin Kimura-Walsh (408) 554-2129    
Registrar Duane Voigt (408) 554-4331   
Residential Learning Michelle Bezanson (408) 554-4900  
Undergraduate Studies Katie Heintz (408) 551-3332  
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Diversity and Inclusion

The Provost works to promote academic excellence by fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

Diversity and Inclusion Raymond Plaza (408) 551-3383
Diversity and Identity Abroad, Global Diversity Susan Popko (408) 551­-7072   
Multicultural Learning Joanna Thompson (408) 554-4926 
Women of Color Network Eileen Razzari Elrod (408) 554-4136
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Faculty Affairs

The Provost supports faculty and provides them with resources to continue their development in their scholarship and engagement with students.

Faculty Affairs Kitty Murphy (408) 554-4774    
Faculty Development Eileen Razzari Elrod (408) 554-4136
Faculty Senate Laura Nichols
Senate President  
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The Provost oversees University governance to strengthen academic excellence and elevate the University's vision, mission, and values.

Academic Affairs University Policy Committee Kate Morris (408) 554-5099  
Faculty Affairs University Policy Committee Kitty Murphy (408) 554-4474
Student Affairs University Policy Committee Jeanne Rosenberger (408) 554-4366
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Global Engagement

Global Engagement helps the University community engage in global programs and initiatives.

International Partnerships and Programs Susan Popko (408) 551-7072
International Visiting Scholars and Students Susan Popko (408) 551-7072  
Study Abroad Sara Branley (408) 551-1959
University International Travel Policy and Procedure Susan Popko
Rebeka Cramer
(408) 551-7072   
(408) 551-3085
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The Provost works to continuously improve institutional effectiveness and student learning through planning and assessment of academic programs.

Academic Planning Ed Ryan   
Suzanne Dancer
(408) 554-5182   
(408) 551-7033
Accreditation and Program Review Ed Ryan (408) 554-5182  
Assessment Christine Bachen (408) 551-3298
Institutional Research Barbara Stewart (408) 554-4396
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Research Support

The Provost provides support for faculty and students in their pursuit of groundbreaking research.

Research Compliance and Integrity Esther Pham (408) 554-5591            
Research Initiatives, Internal Grants and Patents  Eric Tillman (408) 551-3078  
Sponsored Projects and External Grants Mary-Ellen Fortini (408) 554-4806

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