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Division of Continuing and Global Education

Meet the Team

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Scott D. Moore

559.278.0333 |

Scott D MooreScott Moore is Dean of the Division of Continuing and Global Education. Previously, he served the university as the Interim Chair to the Department of Philosophy and as President of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. He is active in providing educational opportunity to Veterans, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A first-generation college student, Dr. Moore was named the TW Adams Distinguished Alumni Lecturer by his alma mater the University of Oklahoma in 2010. He continues to publish in the area of Extended Education’s role in reducing institutional bottlenecks and facilitating educational opportunity to historically underrepresented groups.

Cheryl Chan

Interim Director | International Office
559.278.2782 |


Cheryl Chan is pleased to continue working in the Division of Continuing and Global Education as the Interim Director of the International Office. She helps provide educational opportunities to students from around the world. Prior to this role, she served as the director of the American English Institute, co-developed the online Functional Spanish for Emergency Responders course, and most recently, worked in the International Office as an interim International Student Advisor for the Division.

Cheryl holds a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley, an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Fresno State. She has taught in Mexico and Germany as well as at community colleges in California, UC Berkeley, and Fresno State.

Frank Puccio

Associate Dean
559.278.0419 |

Frank puccioFrank Puccio serves as the Associate Dean for the division and is responsible for the oversight and management of accounting, finance, and budget operations. He oversees all day-to-day self-support and stateside functions of the Division including marketing, student registration, information technology, and more.  Frank is a Fresno State alumnus, having earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2005 and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in 2020. He also holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from San Diego State, earned in 2008.

David Hoff

Director of Programming
559.278.0317 |

DavidDavid began working at Fresno State as a student assistant in 2007. He joined the Division of Continuing and Global Education as a staff member in 2012, where he has coordinated the Early Start program, self-supporting degree and certificate programs, Summer Session, Intersession, and professional development programs.

David graduated from Fresno State in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and a Certificate in Marketing. He later earned his MBA at Fresno State, and will soon begin his doctoral studies in the University’s Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership.

Teresa Zenteno

Executive Assistant
559.278.0417 |

Teresa Zenteno

Teresa Zenteno is the Executive Assistant and serves as a key member of the Division's leadership and is responsible for providing support on confidential and sensitive projects to the Dean. Teresa brings 30 years of campus experience to CGE, having worked in various departments on the Fresno State campus.

Monica Acosta

559.278.0415 |

Monica Acosta

Monica Acosta is a Fresno State Alumna with a bachelor’s degree in Business. She joined the Division in 2000 as a student assistant and became a staff member in 2002. She is the Registrar for Continuing and Global Education and is the point person for all student registration issues.


Andrea Alatorre

International Marketing and Recruitment Specialist | International Office
559.278.3011 |

Andrea Alatorre

Andrea serves as the International Marketing and Recruitment Specialist for the International Office. She brings 20 years of experience from the private sector in marketing, along with customer service and office management. A native of Fresno and a former student of Fresno State, she has grown up immersed in the Bulldog culture. Andrea holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and will complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources.

Ashley Alba Vasquez

International Student Advisor | International Office
559.278.3011 |

AshleyAshley serves as an International Student and Scholar Advisor. She brings forth knowledge of student accounts, student loans, administration and campus policies. She earned a master's degree from Fresno State in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. She is driven by student success and is delighted to advise International Students during their college journey at Fresno State. 

Rikki Alvarez

Program Manager | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
559.278.0008 |

RikkiRikki Alvarez is a Fresno State Alumna with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. In 2022 she joined the Division as the Program Manager for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She oversees OLLI's operational activities, assists with curriculum development and identifying qualified instructors, monitors program revenue and expenditures, and maintains member/instructor relations.

Tracy Bessey

Coordinator of Marketing and Communications | Terra Dotta Coordinator
559.278.0420 |

TracyTracy Bessey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of California, Davis. Since 1997, she has been an invaluable member of the Continuing and Global Education team.

Her role is multifaceted, encompassing the development and administration of the Division's multiple websites, adept management of social media platforms, seamless coordination of electronic marketing channels, proficient production of impactful marketing videos, and the strategic formulation of comprehensive communication plans. Tracy excels in creating engaging marketing materials tailored to the Division’s extensive array of programs.

In her capacity as the coordinator of Terra Dotta for study abroad, Tracy plays a pivotal role in refining and enhancing the study abroad experience for students, showcasing her dedication to enriching educational opportunities.

Jasmine Cao

Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Advising Services 
International Office

559.278.2782 |


Jasmine Cao serves as an International Student and Scholar Advisor. She brings to Fresno State a unique experience working as an International Student Advisor for universities in both China and in the United States. This career background provides her with a distinct understanding of the transitional issues international students experience. With her professionalism and passion for international education, Jasmine has an established record of being a supportive and dedicated international student advisor who is committed to providing services that ensure international students are successful and enjoy their experience at Fresno State. Jasmine holds a Master's Degree in Social Psychology.

Nick Carbajal

Veterans Education Program Advisor
559.278.1901 |

Nick Carbajal

Nick Carbajal is the Advisor of the Veterans Education Program. He is responsible for oversight and management of the program, including coordinating curriculum and instruction, managing student outreach, perusing external funding opportunities, and representing the university at veteran and service member support functions. He is eager and excited about building relationships with our campus and community partners, colleagues, and staff that will help energize a learning environment that fosters continued growth and student success in the Veterans Education Program!

Pamela Dyer

Acting Executive Director | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
559.278.0428 |

Pamela Dyer joined the Fresno State campus community in May of 1990 and served as the Business and Promotions Manager for the Theatre Arts Department for 24 1/2 years. In September 2014, Pam transitioned to the Division of University Advancement/Alumni Association, where she became the Manager of the Smittcamp Alumni House. She retired in December of 2020.

Rishad Gandhi

Study Abroad Coordinator
559.278.6288 | 

RishadRishad Gandhi is the Study Abroad Coordinator and is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of outbound international programming including semester and yearlong study abroad programs, international exchange programs and faculty-led travel study programs. He also manages the operations of the Study Abroad office. Rishad grew up in Kolkata, India and moved to the United States in 2000. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and his Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Kansas.

Andy Hernandez

Program Coordinator
559.278.0411 |

AndyAndy serves as the Dual Enrollment program coordinator including managing Fresno State's Uni-track and other related dual enrollment initiatives. He earned his BA in history from Yale, his master's in Education from San Jose State, and a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco. Andy has over 25 years of experience in higher education specifically enrollment management, admissions, and student success at various CSU campuses. Andy is excited to work with CGE helping Central Valley students achieve their college dreams.

Kristi Johnson

Executive Director | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
559.278.0426 |


Kristi Johnson has over two decades of experience in marketing, grant administration and economic development.

Kristi managed Fresno County’s Community Development Block Grant and affordable housing programs, as well as administering special economic projects and programs.  Kristi’s work for the County was expanded to include promoting tourism, with a special focus on agritourism and the Fresno County Film Commission where she was the key liaison responsible for facilitating commercial, television and film production in the region.  

Kristi’s successes included the creation of the Fresno County Fruit Trail and securing on location film production for Captain Marvel. Kristi has a BSc from California State University, Northridge and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  Prior to beginning work for the County of Fresno, Kristi worked in the legal and public relations fields in Los Angeles and Phoenix before returning “home” to the Central Valley in 2000 to pursue a career in public service.  

Kristi is a lifelong Bulldog fan and serves on the Board of the Timeout Club, supporting the Fresno State Men’s Basketball Team.  She also is a District Area Leader for the National MS Society and supports Animal Rescue of Fresno.

Melody Kirk

Program Coordinator
559.278.3618 |

MelodyBorn and raised in Fresno, Melody joined CGE in April of 2024 and serves as a Program Coordinator. She earned her MA in Teaching from the University of San Francisco in 2010, where she lived for over 20 years. After graduating, Melody taught English in Oman, South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Her passion is international travel and helping students reach their full potential. With over 15 years of experience in higher education, Melody is excited to work with CGE at Fresno State.

Rose Leal

Passport Place Coordinator
559.278.0442 |

RoseRose comes to the Fresno State Passport Place after 30 years of service in retail. She is excited about the opportunity to serve students as well as the community in her new role.   

Mani Ly

Financial Analyst
559.278.5574 |


Mani serves as the Financial Analyst providing support for day to day financial operations as needed, along with year end closing responsibilities for the division. 

Marcela Magdaleno

Study Abroad Advisor
559.278.6287 |


Marcela Magdaleno serves as the Study Abroad Advisor, she is responsible for advising students before, during, and after their study abroad experience. She coordinates International Coffee Hour and the Bulldog Global program. She joined Continuing and Global Education in 2013. She previously worked as Academic Counselor for the Provost Graduation Initiative. Marcela is a Fresno State Alumna earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies-Bilingual Education in 2011 and a Master’s of Science Degree in Student Affairs and College Counseling in 2015.

Cecilia Paredes

International Admission Specialist | International Office
559.278.4483 |


Cecilia Paredes serves as the new International Admission Specialist. She has experience in the student services field as she served most recently as Administrative Assistant at Fresno State, which is where her interest sparked in working in the higher education field. Mrs. Paredes is delighted to join the International Office and support international students with their educational journey at Fresno State. She attended Fresno State and earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Science.

Julian Ramos

Extension Specialist
559.278.0251 |


Julian Ramos hails from the lively East Bay Area in Newark, California. His path led him to Fresno, where he embarked on a transformative educational journey that would shape his career and passion for community engagement.

In 2013, Julian proudly graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Certificate in Special Event Planning. These formative years in Fresno laid the foundation for his future endeavors.

After completing his college education, Julian transitioned into a role at the Fresno Arts Council, where he served as a Program Coordinator. Here, he had the privilege of overseeing dynamic programs such as ArtHop, Horizon Awards, and Arts in Corrections. These experiences allowed him to merge his love for the arts with a commitment to community impact.

Today, Julian serves as an Extension Specialist within Fresno State's Division of Continuing and Global Education. In this multifaceted role, he takes on the responsibility of overseeing and managing the BA in Social Science program at Valley State Prison and Central California Women's Facility. Additionally, he is dedicated to nurturing and expanding the university's non-credit course offerings.

Julian sees himself as a bridge builder within the community. His passion lies in connecting people, ideas, and opportunities, not merely as a job, but as a calling. His mission is clear—to be a catalyst for positive change in Fresno and its surroundings.

Roseann Rodriguez

International Admissions and Recruitment Specialist | International Office
559.278.2782 |


Roseann Rodriguez serves as an International Admissions and Recruitment Specialist.  She has worked on the Fresno State campus for about 20 years and brings over 15 years of experience in admissions, campus policies, major and degree requirements. She has participated in the implementation of several campus initiatives associated with improving student success.  She earned a master’s degree from Fresno State in Counseling and Student Services in 2012.  She is excited about working with international students and assisting them in their transition to the university and helping them to pursue their educational and professional goals at Fresno State.

Reyna Velazquez

Staff and Faculty Services Coordinator
559.278.0165 |


Reyna Velazquez is a Fresno State alumni and will be serving as the Student Services Coordinator. She is excited to work in this new role and to be able to help students.

Danny Wan

Coordinator of International Admissions and Recruitment | International Office
559.278.2782 |

Danny WanDanny serves as the International Admissions Lead. Since 2000, he has managed in scholarships and recruitment, international admissions, F and J visa advising, programming and study abroad. A native of Taipei and Kansas City, Danny was in the foreign services for two years. He has an extensive background in intercultural communication.

Karina Yontomo

International Office Admissions Specialist | International Office
559.278.7416 |

KarinaKarina Yontomo serves as the new International Office Admissions Specialist. Karina recently earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Fresno State in Communication Disorder. Karina also holds an Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts-American Sign Language and an Associates Degree in American Sign Language Studies. Mrs. Yontomo is excited to join the Fresno State International Office and is eager to improve the lives of the university's international students.

Student Assistants

Christian Fino

Major: Business
Grad Year: 2023



Allen Garcia

Major: Engineering
Grad Year: 2026


Azusena Hinojos

Major: Psychology
Grad Year: 2026


Sofia Orosco

Major: Psychology
Grad Year: 2025



Jose Pascual

Major: Physical Therapy
Grad Year: 2024


Daisy Porras-Bernal

Major: Nursing
Grad Year: 2024


Evan Rodriguez

Major: Criminology
Grad Year: 2026


Bryanna Torres

Grad Year:

Daniela Ventura Secundino

Major: Computer Science
Grad Year: 2026



David Villasenor

Major: Graphic Design
Grad Year: 2026


Melissa Villanueva

Major: Criminology
Grad Year: 2026