Dean's Office Staff Contacts - Cramer Hall 341

Our Dean's Office staff are listed below. For the front desk and reception area, please call 503-725-3514. To reach staff in our specific departments, visit our department directory.


Matt Carlson
Interim Dean
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Kristie Kolesnikov
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Executive assistant to the Deans; manages the office and calendars for Interim Dean Matt Carlson and Associate Dean DeLys Ostlund. 



Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Enrollment management (opening new sections, closing low enrolling sections, course scheduling); undergraduate program leadership; undergraduate recruitment, retention & graduation; assessment; undergraduate curricular questions and new programs proposals; ReThink/online/CPL/OAA curricular initiatives; academic point of contact for undergraduate student issues.



DeLys Ostlund
Associate Dean for Faculty
Personnel management & development; promotion, tenure, reviews & retention; requests to fill Faculty positions, leaves and sabbaticals; OGDI investigation/HR issues; SSI requests; courtesy letter signatory; PeopleAdmin approvals at the Dean level.



Todd Rosenstiel
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Leadership for research excellence; graduate program leadership & enrollment management; faculty & space; PIAF signatory; Chair travel approval; point of contact for grad curricular issues and new grad program proposals; lab space; cost-share requests; Foundation-related grants.




Joe Bourguignon
IT Specialist
College technical support; specify computers/equipment for purchase, equipment replacement; Active Directory updates & permissions; configuring new computers.



Angela Canton
Administrative Program Assistant
Coordination and support of CLAS Graduate Assistantships; OGS Matriculation fee college review in coordination with Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs; Systems Science administrative support; Earth, Environment and Society Doctoral program administrative support.



Martha Dyson
Director of Undergraduate Student Success
Collaborates with Deans and faculty chairs on issues of curriculum, advising, student success, and retention; coordinates meetings of CLAS academic advisors; serves as conduit of priorities and initiatives between the Dean and CLAS professional advisors.


Suzanne Estes
Special Assistant to the Dean
Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs on science and pre-health student success initiatives.


Kris Fedor
Academic Specialist
Coordinates college processes for curriculum changes; faculty reviews/P&T; academic program reviews; and sabbatical applications.


Rob Fullmer
IT Specialist
College technical support; specify computers/equipment for purchase, equipment replacement; Active Directory updates & permissions; configuring new computers.



Carol Gabrielli
Director of Student Success
Manages and leads student success initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Department Chairs to study and improve the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students in the College.



Sarah Guenther
Director of CLAS Business Operations
Deans’s office finances, college foundation funds; foundation database access requests, department operations. 2016 CLAS Fantasy Football Champion.



John Hawley
Senior Fiscal Officer
College budget and financial leadership; college signatory for most financial documents



Clare Quinn
Office Coordinator
Front desk reception; student employee management. 


Nate Rochester
Program Analyst
Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs to provide data analysis and related support for enrollment management and student success initiatives; coordinates data support efforts in the college with institutional data resources and reporting tools in Cognos/DataMASTER. 


Cristina Rojas
Communications Manager
Manages media relations and produces content about college's departments, faculty, and students, including research press releases.



Melissa Scholl
Director of CLAS Department Operations
Administrative staff hiring and onboarding; department operational best practices; general administrative/HR/operational questions.



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Grace DeBiccari
Development Coordinator
University/Foundation liaison—contact for Foundation-related questions: mailings, annual appeals, and donor stewardship; fund, gift, and donor information; assistance with gift processing, account creation, etc.; development scheduling and event planning.



Catherine Ingvaldsen
Senior Director of Development



Adam Patterson
Director of Development
Front-line fundraiser working for the PSU Foundation, based in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences development team. Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and securing major and planned gifts (gifts of $100,000 or more) for CLAS.




Joy Beckett
Challenge Program Director
Responsible for overseeing CLAS' dual credit program for high school students and ensuring all national accreditation standards are met. Primary contact for high school administrators and teachers, school districts, and participating faculty partners. Represents PSU in state discussions on dual credit. 2017 CLAS Fantasy Football Champion.



Stephanie Gustafson
Challenge Program Coordinator
Challenge Program Registrar, Dual Credit Coordinator representative, Budget contact.



Sarah Holliday
Challenge Event Coordinator