University of California, Riverside

Graduate School of Education


Committed staff supporting real-world research.

The GSOE staff is integral to the school's three-fold focus on research, instruction and service.

From the dean's office to student services, we are committed to serving our students and providing them with every opportunity to succeed in the lab, the classroom and in the field.

GSOE Staff Directory

Office of the Dean — Sproul 1207

 Interim Dean Doug Mitchell
Doug Mitchell, Interim Dean
(951) 827-5802
 Begona Echeverria
Begoña Echeverria, Associate Dean
(951) 827-5811
Sally Tavizon, Assistant Dean & Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
(951) 827-6280
Jennifer Blain 
Jennifer Blain, Executive Assistant to the Dean
(951) 827-5802
Janet Harshman 
Janet Harshman, Academic Personnel Analyst
(951) 827-5828
Susette Aguiar-Possnack
Susette Aguiar-Possnack, Director of Development
(951) 827-6388
Samantha Jobelius, Academic Scheduling, Faculty Support, Development & PR Coordinator
(951) 827-1493

Business Office — Sproul 1223

 Lally Toledo
Lally Toledo, Staff Personnel Analyst
(951) 827-5840
 Jane Gunter
Jane Gunter, Senior Contracts and Grants Analyst
(951) 827-2605
 Lourdes Escamilla
Lourdes Escamilla, Financial and Operations Manager
(951) 827-5908
 Karen Naples
Karen Naples, Purchasing Assistant
(951) 827-5976

Information Technology Office — Sproul 1353

Robert Wolfer 
 Robert W. Wolfer, Information Technology Manager
(951) 827-5234
Rhiannon Lares
Rhiannon Lares, IT Specialist
(951) 827-4407
 Carrie Meng
Carrie Meng, Student-Faculty Profiles and Web Support

Shayne Rucki

Shayne Rucki, Student-Helpdesk Support


Teacher Credential Student Services Center — Sproul 1124

Dr. Maritza Rodriguez
Dr. Maritza Rodriguez, Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education
(951) 827-5225
Dr. Kris Nicholls
Dr. Kris Nicholls, Assistant Director of Teacher Education
(951) 827-7043
 Uriel (Odie) Jasso
Uriel (Odie) Jasso, Academic Advisor
(951) 827-3891
 Leticia Singh
Leticia Singh, Credential Analyst
(951) 827-5227
 Liliana Aguayo
Liliana Aguayo, Pre-Professional Education Advisor
(951) 827-5850
Brenda Romero, Administrative Assistant


 Dr. Marie-Orillion, Accreditation Coordinator


Carolyn Lemus
Carolyn Lemus, Student Assistant



Graduate Programs Student Services Center

 Vanda Yamaguchi
Vanda Yamaguchi, Graduate Program Coordinator
(951) 827-6362

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

GSOE Information

Graduate School of Education
1207 Sproul Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5225
Fax: (951) 827-3942