Senior Director, Project & Instructional Resources
M.A., California State University, Sacramento
B.A., University of California, Davis
With more than 26 years’ experience as a Senior Director of Project and Instructional Resources, Sanchez manages the instructional and safety operations 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, San Ramon and San Francisco.
Her other responsibilities include serving as the chair of the GSM's Fun Committee since Jan. 2014. The Fun committee's purpose is to organize events within the organization that boost staff/faculty morale and build community within the department. Sanchez serves as a co-lead of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champions to build and expand the student/faculty/staff interactions and initiatives at the GSM. She previously served as a Harassment and Discrimination Advisor for the campus. In these roles for the school and the campus, Sanchez has expanded her scope of knowledge to better understand the needs of the UC Davis campus community.
Her work has received accolades from faculty and staff, and she received a campus “Citation of Excellence” award from the UC Davis Chancellor for her accomplishments and service to the University. She received three Star Awards from the department for her exemplary service to the school in the areas of Executive Education, leadership/teamwork efforts for COVID safety and Helping Others to Succeed.
Sanchez received her B.A in Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Davis, in 1995 with a minor in Sociology. She received her M.A. degree in Education in May 2017 with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from California State University, Sacramento. Her thesis topic was focused on Leader Behaviors and the Impact on a Culture of Trust within Higher Education. She is also certified in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and is obtaining a certification in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.