Faculty and Staff Mentoring Programs

Mentor and protege discuss successes and challenges

As part of our commitment to leadership development for both academic and administrative personnel, Fresno State offers two mentor programs - one for faculty and one for staff. The offices of Organizational Excellence and Academic and Institutional Effectiveness collaborate to coordinate these programs.   

Both programs are designed to provide mentoring, coaching, encouragement, leadership and professional career development for Fresno State aspiring leaders.

The faculty mentor program pairs seasoned campus academic leaders with faculty. The faculty program is open to faculty at any level from any school or college at Fresno State who are interested in serving in a leadership role on campus or in the community. The faculty program runs concurrently with mentor programs that exist in many of our schools and colleges. This will be the second cohort of the faculty mentor program. 

The staff mentor program pairs campus administrators with staff from across the university. This is the sixth year of the staff mentor program and will build upon successes and learnings from previous cohorts. 

  • Applications for the 2019/20 cohort are now closed and participants have been selected. 

  • Click HERE to apply for the 2020-21 cohort. Applications will be reviewed in September 2020.   

2019-20 Year at a Glance 

 

Date

Event

Application process

September 3

September 20

October 1

Invitation for applications

Application deadline

Faculty/Staff Cohort announced

Introductions & Pairings

October 9, 2:30-3:30pm


October 11, 10-11am

FACULTY Mentor/Protégé  Kick-Off and Orientation  

STAFF Mentor/Protégé Kickoff and Orientation

Introductions, goals and program overview
Mentor Matchmaking 

By COB October 14

Gather Feedback from Mentors/Protégé on top choices for pairings 

Week of October 15

Mentor & Protégé Pairings announced; 
Protégés contact Mentors 

Program

October 21, 8-9:30am

Mentor and Protégé Breakfast and training (all participants)

Week of October 21

Mentors and Protégés begin monthly meetings on their own

December 5,
8 – 9:30am

Mentor Program Breakfast (all participants )

February 6,
8 – 9:30am

Mentor Breakfast (all participants)

April 2, 8 – 9:30am

Mentor Breakfast (all participants) 

May 6, 8 – 9:30am

Final celebration/debrief

Check out this brief video to learn more about the program. 

2019-20 Mentors:
We are so grateful to each for sharing their time and talent to support this program. 

2019-20 Staff Mentors 

Brad

Barker

Senior Director Cloud Services, Infrastructure and Technology Support

Erin

Boele

Director, Student Housing, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Brian

Cotham

Director, Procurement

Marcy

Gatzman

Manager of Police Support Operations, Public Safety 

Jacquelyn

Glasener

Executive Director, Alumni Association

Mike

Garvey

Director Classroom Technologies, Ops and Networks

Jennie

Johnson

Director, Services for Students with Disabilities

Malisa

Lee

AVP for Enrollment Services

Orlando

Leon

Chief Information Officer

Amy

Luna

Manager, Emergency Preparedness

Janell

Morillo

AVP, Student Health Center

Francine

Oputa

Director, Cross Cultural and Gender Center

Jamie

Pontius Hogan

Director, Title IX and Clery Compliance

Larry

Salinas

Executive Director of Government Relations

Kathleen

Scott

Director Organizational Excellence

Colin

Stewart 

Associate Dean for Student Involvement

Derek

Walters

Director, Student Recreation Center

 

2019-20 Faculty Mentors 

Michelle

DenBeste

Dean

College of Social Sciences

Mitzi

Lowe

Associate Dean 

College of Health and Human Services

Ram

Nunna

Dean

Lyles College of Engineering

Rudy

Sanchez

Interim Associate Vice President

Academic and Institutional Effectiveness

Julie

Olson Buchanan

Interim Dean

Craig School of Business

Marsha

Baum

Associate Vice President

Faculty Affairs

Scott

Moore

Dean

Continuing and Global Education

For more information please contact 278-5330.

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