Meet the Team

Interim Manager of Organizational Excellence

Joshua Smith, M.A. |

Joshua Smith, M.A.Appointed as Interim Manager of Organizational Excellence in January 2021, Joshua brings 15+ years' experience leading talent and professional development programs and initiatives within higher education, most recently at the University of Southern California. Joshua's approach to talent and learning integrates leading practices from his diverse background in marketing, psychology, communication, the performing arts, and human resources. Joshua is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and has been trained and certified as a professional coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). His areas of expertise include: recruitment and talent acquisition, career planning and development, interpersonal and management communication, internal communication, instructional design and training facilitation, onboarding, performance management, and succession planning. Joshua earned his Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, Film from Biola University and earned his Master of Arts in Psychology, Clinical Emphasis from Pepperdine University.


Katie Williamson, M.A. |

Katie WilliamsonKatie Williamson is an alumnus of Fresno State, where she received
an M.A. in Kinesiology – Sport Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology, with a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She was awarded the Graduate Dean’s Medal for the College of Health and Human Services, and the Graduate President’s Scholarship, and was awarded the Smittcamp Family Honors scholarship as an undergraduate. Katie's areas of research and interest include: developing effective worksite wellness programs, overcoming barriers to exercise, and obesity; she has worked as a behavior therapist for overweight and obese teens, a personal weight-loss coach, activities coordinator, and a wellness instructor for the Fresno Rescue Mission. Katie also serves as Chair of both the Staff Assembly Executive Committee and the STAR Day Committee, participated as a team facilitator in the first CAIFE program, plays an active role on a number of other committees on campus, and delivers workshops on stress management, team building, developing resiliency, and Real Colors training.


Administrative Support Coordinator

Eloisa Valdivia