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Department Support Services

Beginnings Sculpture
"On Edge" Bobcat Sculpture by Alan H. Hwami
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts
UCM Monument near Little Lake
"With Open Paws" Mural
View Far "Afield"
Fresh Early Morning Rain
Take A Seat
Campus Tennis Courts
Paddling Through the Campus Canal


We actively partner with our academic department chairs and faculty as well as colleagues servicing other business units to support the educational and research mission of the university. Our primary goal is to provide timely, friendly, and innovative support for communication and administrative activities while being adaptable to evolving timelines and priorities.

Support Services may include:

Administrative, Communication & Event Support 

  • Administrative support for department chairs.
  • Respond to questions from faculty and staff from other business units within and external to SSHA.  Provide feedback and guidance as well as direction to relevant resources.
  • Coordinate/schedule and facilitate faculty department meetings; create meeting agendas and minutes as well as follow-up to ensure action items are assigned and completed.
  • Update department websites and social media pages.
  • Create, disseminate and post "Did You Know" updates for faculty and staff based on questions frequently asked of SSHA staff.
  • Facilitate voting protocol for department business.
  • Create and disseminate surveys for multiple purposes on behalf of multiple stakeholders as well as review and analyze results.
  • Collect and store course syllabi for each semester/session as well as respond to requests for syllabi.
  • Disseminate information on behalf of the chairs and other entities to faculty and students.
  • Assist with purchase and reimbursement requests by providing policy guidance, instructions, and/or submitting to CBS2 or through UC financial systems, on behalf of others.
  • Assist department chairs with course scheduling by (examples) collecting and organizing teaching preferences, gathering IOR petition signatures, record-keeping.
  • Assist department chairs in monitoring, researching, and tracking department budget expenditures.
  • Event support services including (but not limited to) event consultation, catering, travel arrangements, payments, advertising, venue needs, purchasing and reimbursements.
  • Initiate special projects with SSHA leadership, SSHA staff as well as department chairs and faculty members. Collaborate on projects with multiple campus business units.
  • Serve as archivists for academic departmental records,


Did You Know Series


Events Support


Financial Services and Web Support

  • Academic department fund financial account reporting and review
  • Academic department website updates 


Contact us at 


For questions or assistance, please email:

General inquiries:

Policies & Support Materials


Support Staff Contact Information

  Heidi Green                           
  Division Manager, Social Sciences
  (209) 382-4073
  Office: COB-1, 245
 Lisa Mora
 Division Manager, Arts & Humanities
 (209) 506-7603
 Office: COB-1, 235 

 Jocelyn De La Torre
 Department Specialist
 (209) 285-4403
 Office: COB-1, 254

 Mahea LaRosa
 Department Specialist
 (209) 233-2578
 Office: COB-1, 249

  Stephanie Lopez
  Department Specialist
  (209) 308-3329
  Office: COB-1, 255
 Maricela Rivera
 Department Specialist
 (209) 233-2036
 Office: COB-1, 249
  Jennifer Casillas
  Interim Operations &
  Department Specialist

  (209) 355-9270
  Office: COB-1, 255
 Sarah Mora 
 Department Specialist
 (209) 413-9408
 Office: COB-1, 249

  Victoria Mendez
  Events & Department Support
  Student Assistant
  Office: SSHA Dean's Suite





Last Updated: April 2024