Division of Academic Affairs
Provost Office Staff
Katha Brassfield serves as the Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is the first line of contact and principal liaison with the University, Chancellor’s office, and community for the Provost. Katha manages the Provost's calendar and email, and coordinates all travel for the Provost. In addition, she provides day-to-day coordination of activities, reviews all incoming communication and prepares complex responses and resolution of issues.
Randy Aoki provides high-level operational and procedural administrative support to the Provost and for the Vice Provost. Randy handles a wide array of correspondence for the Provost, provides administrative support to the Academic Affairs Leadership Team (AALT), manages the MPP and staff evaluation processes, coordinates the approval process for staff and faculty international travel, and the annual reports for colleges and schools as well as the centers and institutes for the Provost’s review. Randy also manages the budget for the Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration for the Provost’s Office.
Amanda Sauceda-Torres is the Coordinator of Special Events. Amanda responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of all special events and programs for the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She also coordinates the Provost’s Awards and Dean’s Medalist nomination process. Amanda also coordinates events for the Office of the Vice Provost.