Porter Staff Directory


    ADMINISTRATION

  • Gerald Casel

    Gerald Casel, Provost

    (831) 459-3700, gcasel@ucsc.edu

    Welcome to Porter College! My name is Gerald Casel, and I am the College Provost. As Porter's academic administrator, I supervise the College's academic programs: the Core course and other courses in the college curriculum; academic advising, standing, and integrity; fellowship and project grants; college honors and distinction; and graduation.

    Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104

  • Michael Yamauchi-Gleason

    Michael Yamauchi-Gleason, Senior Director College Student Life

    (831) 459-5015, myg@ucsc.edu

    Hello and welcome to Porter College. My name is Michael Yamauchi-Gleason, Senior Director College Student Life (SDCSL)  for Porter and Kresge Colleges. I oversee student life and administration which include a variety of areas such as residence life, college programs, budget, and facilities. Get involved inside and outside of the classroom. Be an active participant in all that is Porter College. I look forward to meeting you. 

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 306A


  • ACADEMIC OFFICE

  • Gerald Casel

    Gerald Casel, Provost

    (831) 459-3700, gcasel@ucsc.edu

    Welcome to Porter College! My name is Gerald Casel, and I am the College Provost. As Porter's academic administrator, I supervise the College's academic programs: the Core course and other courses in the college curriculum; academic advising, standing, and integrity; fellowship and project grants; college honors and distinction; and graduation.

    Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104

     

  • Tiffany Natali

    Tiffany Natali, College Academic Manager

    (831) 459-2564, tnatali@ucsc.edu

    Hi! I'm Tiffany and and I provide administrative and academic support to the Provost. I manage the scheduling of the Core Course; PRTR 1, hire lecturers, secure classroom and tutorial space, and maintain other Porter courses administratively throughout the academic year. I also oversee the application processes for Porter's wide range of grant, fellowship, and scholarship programs.

    Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104

     


  • ACADEMIC ADVISING

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    Carrie Malcom, Supervising Academic Preceptor

    (831) 459-4013, cmalcom@ucsc.edu

    Hello, my name is Carrie Malcom and I am your Supervising Academic Preceptor at Porter College. My team and I will help you navigate your General Education requirements, explore different majors, and qualify for a major. We can also help if you are having any academic difficulties or a personal situation that affects your studies. We are here to support you and help you have a successful college experience, so please come see us! 

    Office:Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104

     

  • Bob Giges

    Bob Giges, Academic Preceptor

    (831) 459-2864, otom@ucsc.edu

    Hi, my name is Bob Giges, and I’m one of the academic preceptors at Porter College. I’m also a former UCSC transfer student with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Santa Cruz.  I’m happy to help you with any and all academic advising issues as you discover, define, and navigate your way through your UCSC journey. Stop by or make an appointment so we can talk about your potential plans.

    Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104

  • Janelyn Amaya, Academic Adviser

    (831) 459-5819, jamay1@ucsc.edu

    Hello! My name is Janelyn Amaya and I am an Academic Adviser for Porter College. I am a proud UC Santa Cruz alum and first-generation college graduate. I'm excited to support your academic advising needs, navigate the university and encourage you to use all the resources offered to you here at UCSC! 

    Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104

     

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    TBA, College Assistant

    (831) 459-2273

    Office: Porter College Office, D Building, Room 104


  • STUDENT LIFE AND HOUSING OFFICE

  • Michael Yamauchi-Gleason

    Michael Yamauchi-Gleason, Senior Director College Student Life

    (831) 459-5015, myg@ucsc.edu

    Hello and welcome to Porter College. My name is Michael Yamauchi-Gleason, Senior Director College Student Life (SDCSL)  for Porter and Kresge Colleges. I oversee student life and administration which include a variety of areas such as residence life, college programs, budget, and facilities. Get involved inside and outside of the classroom. Be an active participant in all that is Porter College. I look forward to meeting you. 

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 306A

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    Kathy Cooney, Associate Director College Student Life (DCSL)

    831-459-5255, kmcooney@ucsc.edu

    I am the Associate Director College Student Life (ADCSL), which means that I oversee all the Residential Life and Housing functions for Porter and Kresge Colleges in addition to managing the student conduct process for our students. I work closely with the Residential Life team, intervene on community issues and am available for appointments with students and staff. I look forward to meeting you.

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 305B

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    D. J. Bell, Housing Coordinator

    (831) 459-4433, dijbell@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 301A

     

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    Laurick Calanno, Residential Life & Housing Office Coordinator

    (831) 459-4433

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 301B

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    TBA, Assistant Director, Residential Education

    (831) 459-1493

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 302B

  • Aubrie Cook

    TBA, Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

    (831) 459-5759

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 303B

     

  • Savanah Headstone

    Savanah Headstone, Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)/Interim Assistant Director, Residential Education

    (831) 459-1074, saheadle@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 304A

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    Monica Mendenhall, Coordinator for Conduct and Education

    (831) 459-3262, mamenden@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 302A


  • ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS OFFICE

  • James Blaine

    James Blaine, College Programs Coordinator (CPC)

    (831) 459-4758, jblaine@ucsc.edu

    Hello, my name is James Blaine and I am the College Programs Coordinator. I work with staff and students to plan programs and activities that are of interest to students and the college community. I enjoy working with students and feel privileged be able to provide opportunities for engagement outside of the classroom. Click on the Porter Activities tab to find out more about the Student Activities office. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

    Office: Porter College, D Building, Room 143

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    Althea Carlson, Assistant College Programs Coordinator (ACPC)

    (831) 459-2857, portacpc@ucsc.edu
    Office: Porter College, D Building, Room 143


  • PORTER BUSINESS OFFICE

  • Sue Roth

    Sue Roth, Assistant to the Senior Director College Student Life/Interim Porter Mailroom Supervisor

    (831) 459-2467, sroth@ucsc.edu

    Welcome to Porter College! My name is Sue Roth. I am the Assistant to the SDCSL and serve both Porter and Kresge Colleges.  I look forward to speaking with you on the phone, or drop in and say hello.

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 306

  • Mary Sierra

    Mary Sierra, Budget Analyst

    (831) 459-2037, mjsierra@ucsc.edu

    My name is Mary Sierra and I am the Financial Coordinator for Porter and Kresge Colleges. I take care of all the details of purchasing and analyzing expenditures at the two colleges. I make sure that the expenditures are charged to the correct accounts, also insuring that all proper guidelines are being followed during every step of the process. I do look forward to meeting you.

    Office: Kresge Apartment, J Building, Room 306


  • COUNSELING SERVICES

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    Elena Herrera, Counseling Psychologist 

    (831) 459-2572, eherrer9@ucsc.edu

     

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    TBA, Counseling Psychologist

    (831) 502-7190


  • DINING SERVICES

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    Mirjam Kuusik, Porter Dining Hall 

    (831) 459-4773, mkuusik@ucsc.edu


  • MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS CREW

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    Devin Sodt, Senior Building Maintenance Worker Supervisor

    fixit@ucsc.edu

  • Ken Blas

    Ken Blas, Senior Building Maintenance Worker

    fixit@ucsc.edu

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    TBA, Groundskeeper