Niki Peterson believes in being the change one longs to see in the world.
Peterson joins the GSM at UC Davis with 15 years of experience in higher education and K-12 alumni relations, advancement, and student affairs. She served for nine years at UCLA as the Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, running a team of staff and volunteers in student leadership development and alumni relations programming. She then led the alumni relations department for The Buckley School, an independent K-12 in Sherman Oaks.
Jacqueline is responsible for driving work-flow improvements to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. She collaborates with the Associate Director, Academic & Student Services on the development of the school’s enrollment and information systems. Jacqueline is responsible for working directly with the full-time MBA students by providing guidance for student programs, events, and activities as well as supporting MBA recruiting and admissions activities.
Lisa Sanchas joined the Graduate School of Management in 2007 and has more than a decade of experience in education administration. Prior to her role as registrar, she was the technology and data manager for career development.
Lisa is responsible for policy development, administration and review for registration, course scheduling, enrollment, academic progress, record-keeping and student advising across all GSM programs.
With more than 19 years experience as a Director of Project and Instructional Resources, Sanchez manages the operations and instructional support unit for the school. She is instrumental in organizing, planning and meeting key objectives to enhance operations among students, faculty, and staff. Sanchez is well-versed on strategic and tactical planning, development and implementation of many systems to improve resources available to faculty; overseeing all projects, including operations and facility management of teaching facilities located in Davis, Sacramento and San Ramon.
540 Alumni Ln
Provides administrative support for faculty members and students, including general reception and administration, instructional materials support, and student academic advising services. Provides facility management and equipment operation in the classrooms for both students and faculty members. Responsible for hotel contract discounts and various amenities for use by faculty and students.
On-site hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
12647 Alcosta Blvd.,
San Ramon, CA 95823
Responsible for workflow management, course evaluations, textbooks, consultation, and evaluation for Project & Instructional Resources. Coordinates instructional materials/resources for undergraduate, and graduate courses
Angela Stopper is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of innovative management and leadership development programming at the GSM. To do so, she leads the GSM Executive Education unit and runs the MBA Principled Leadership Program. Stopper also partners with faculty, deans, staff and business leaders to create compelling credit and noncredit curriculum offerings, delivered in both face-to-face and online formats, to differentiate the School in the competitive market.
Kevin manages shooting, editing and producing a wide range of videos about our dynamic community, helping to take our content to the next level through creative multimedia storytelling.
An accomplished video writer, director and editor, Kevin join us from UC Davis Health’s Public Affairs department where he produced and wrote documentary and promotional videos, working closely with professional writers/journalists and doctors. He also worked with Nugget Markets on multiple filming projects as cinematographer, editor and brain storming ideas for promotional videos.
Davis, CA 95616
Research expertise: advertising, brand management, promotions, international marketing and consumer behavior
Responsible for the planning and implementation of executive education programs, academic conferences, and events for External Relations and Development unit.
Lana Watts brings more than 10 years of fundraising and business development experience to the Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she served for more than six years with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where she worked as a development officer responsible for corporate workplace campaigns. Watts’s role allowed her to cultivate relationships with United Way’s loyal donors and major donors while increasing their interest and involvement with organization.
Stephanie joined the Graduate School of Management in May of this year as the Energy Program Project Manager and has been working with Amy Myers Jaffe. She has also worked in the Academic Senate Office where she supported the faculty committees on Academic Freedom & Responsibility, Affirmative Action & Diversity, and Library as well as the Staff Assembly. Before joining UC Davis, she was a paralegal focusing on securities and business transactional law and a research assistant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Eva works together with the Academic & Student Services team to oversee the student experience at the GSM, starting when students arrive for Orientation, all the way through to Commencement. Eva serves as primary point of contact for the part-time MBA students in the Bay Area MBA program. She guides students to navigate through the policies and procedures affecting student enrollment and academic advising. She also manages program events and assists with student-led events.
12647 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583