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Meet Our Team

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Matt Snipp

Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity, and Engagement

  • Faculty Development Initiative (FDI)
  • Gabilan Fellowship Program

Bryan Brown

Senior Associate Vice Provost

  • IDEAL Fellowship Program

Susan Drange

Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director of Programs

  • Faculty search committee consultations and briefings
  • DEI programs, resources and university-wide DEI departmental committee convenings
  • Faculty development programs and resources for chairs, leaders and mid-career

Lourdes V. Andrade

Executive Director of Early Career Faculty Development & Engagement Programs and Director of the IDEAL Provostial Fellowship program. 

  • Faculty networks, mentorship, and engagement opportunities 
  • Development programs and resources for early career faculty 
  • IDEAL Fellowship Program

Chia-Huan Ho

Organizational Insight Analyst

  • DEI & faculty recruitment, advancement, and retention analyses

Melanie Rappa

Executive Assistant

  • Executive assistant to Matt Snipp & Susan Drange
  • Program & initiative support
  • Event and office management

Laurita Wheeler

Communications Specialist

  • Communications Specialist for DEI, professional development and leadership programs & events

Ways to contact our office

Telephone: (650) 736-0384
Fax: (650) 724-0160