When Stanislaus State shifted from in-person to remote operations last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plenty of units and departments pivoted to accommodate the needs of students, faculty and staff members. Stanislaus State’s Stockton Campus was no exception.
Stockton Campus Dean Faimous Harrison recently announced that the East Magnolia Street campus has undergone a host of changes, including more than a dozen facility upgrades and the planned addition and expansion of programs and services.
Here is a summary of Stockton Campus personnel updates:
- Anysia Mayer was appointed to serve as the inaugural executive director for the University’s Community Equity Research Center for the Central Valley, formerly known as the Center for Public Policy, which relocated from the Turlock campus to Stockton.
- Isabel Vargas is a recent faculty hire for the Stockton Campus Library. Vargas will lead the search for another library position to supervise student employees.
- A new position is being developed to take on the responsibilities of the director of operations and to more closely align with the University’s needs. The new position will soon be advertised.
- Until a new on-site administrator is hired, Jenn Lee will serve as the first line of communication regarding Stockton Campus affairs. In addition, Lee will support Mayer as the interim and inaugural executive assistant for the Community Equity Research Center for the Central Valley.
- Paul Gardley from the Student Success Center will serve as the Stockton site’s College of Business Administration academic advisor.
- Karen Ippolito is the new director for the Stockton Campus’s Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Ippolito, who has many years of experience teaching undergraduate students, is a content expert in psychiatric-mental health and has extensive knowledge of accreditation and regulatory requirements.
- Faculty member Katherine “Kate” Svistoonoff Shipman will teach the Music of World Cultures courser at the Stockton Campus.
- Staci Scheiwiller is the inaugural faculty coordinator for the new Transfer Center. While not physically located in Stockton, she will facilitate campus-faculty partnerships with community colleges, including San Joaquin Delta College.
- Student Angelina Narciso will serve as the Stockton Campus director for Associated Students, Inc. Her goals are to increase engagement activities for students in Stockton; to bring more awareness to the need for intervention, trauma and mental health services for area students; and to see more undergraduate and graduate degree completion options for residents. Narciso has already begun strategizing the campus’s first student engagement social event for the fall semester.