Division of Continuing and Global Education
Meet the Team
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Scott 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.
Assistant Vice President for International Affairs
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Dr. Sarah Lam is the Assistant Vice President for International Affairs. Dr. Lam has more than 20 years of experience as a faculty member at Fresno State training advisers and counselors in both mental health and educational settings. She has served roles as program coordinator and administrator in higher education. She has experience in international recruitment, study abroad, and intensive English programs services. Dr. Lam has been an international student at Fresno State from Hong Kong and participated in study abroad in Spain from the U.S. She speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin.
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Daniel Bernard serves as the Associate Dean and is responsible for oversight and management of all academic programs of the Division. He directs the work of all program coordinators and oversees all certificates, degrees, self-support terms, and individual courses offered through the Division. In addition, he directs the work of the Veterans Education Program.
Director of Finance Administration and Global Operations
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Frank Puccio serves as the Director of Finance Administration and Global Operations 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 a bachelors degree in Business Administration in 2005 and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in 2020. He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from San Diego State, earned in 2008.
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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 25 years of campus experience to CGE, having worked in various departments on the Fresno State campus.
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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.
International Marketing and Recruitment Specialist
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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.
Program Manager | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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Rikki 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.
Marketing and Communications Specialist | Terra Dotta Administrator
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Tracy Bessey earned her Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of California, Davis. She has worked in Continuing and Global Education since 1997. She develops and administers the Division's multiple websites, social media, coordinates electronic marketing mediums, produces marketing videos, develops communication plans and creates marketing materials for the Division’s numerous programs.
International Student and Scholar Advisor
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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.
Veterans Education Program Coordinator
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Nick Carbajal is the Program Coordinator 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!
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Alex joined the CGE team as an extended education program coordinator after teaching in the Kinesiology and Recreation Administration departments at Fresno State. She managed the E.D.G.E. Challenge Course on Fresno State’s and worked for Sierra Pacific Orthopedics managing their Wellness Center. She obtained her master’s degree in Kinesiology with an option in Sport Psychology from Fresno State and is currently a doctoral student working on her Ed.D. She has worked as a leadership development facilitator for teams, organizations, and businesses locally and across California. She has published articles with colleagues on topics such as sport psychology skills interventions, coaching stressors and coping mechanisms.
Extension Program Specialist
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Deni joined CGE in February of 2020 and has served various roles within the Division, most recently as the Extended Program Specialist and Interim Director of the American English Institute. Deni is an experienced Program/Project Manager with both higher education and industry experience. Born and raised in Croatia, Deni earned his B.S. in Business Management and M.B.A. from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno.
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Vice President of International Affairs
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Maribel serves as the Assistant to the Assistant Vice President of International Affairs and Administrative Assistant of the International Office. She attended Fresno State where she majored in Liberal Studies. Ms. Flores has worked for two institutions in the California State University (CSU) system and brings over 15 years of administrative experience. Most recently she was at San Jose State University (SJSU) where she worked for over two years with the Division of Student Affairs. Prior to SJSU, she worked at San Diego State University for 10 years in several programs with the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Ms. Flores is thrilled to join the International Office and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of international students of the Fresno State community.
Study Abroad Coordinator
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Rishad 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.
Business and Technology Specialist
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David Hoff joined Continuing and Global Education in 2012. He coordinates Summer Session, Early Start, and numerous extension academic programs. David has an MBA from Fresno State.
Coordinator of International Student Services
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Jamie Jones serves as the “working supervisor” in the International Office, responsible for coordinating a full range of advising and programming services for international students and scholars. She is actively engaged in the internationalization process here at Fresno State, overseeing international student engagements activities, leadership programs and events throughout the year. Originally, from
Northern California, she brings with her a sense of adventure, a love of the outdoors and culinary curiosity to the International Office. Jamie holds a Master's Degree in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
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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.
Study Abroad Advisor
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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.
International Admissions and Recruitment Specialist
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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.
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Rose 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.
Student Services Coordinator
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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.
Coordinator of International Admissions and Recruitment
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Danny 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.
International Office Admissions Specialist
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Karina 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.
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