Academic Programs Staff
Academic Programs Office
Administration Building, Room 315
Mary Pedersen, Associate Vice Provost
Mary Pedersen joined Academic Programs in October 2011 after serving as Department Chair of Food Science and Nutrition, then as Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. Mary oversees academic program development, program review, Academic Assessment and assists with the development of Cal Poly strategic processes and CSU policy implementation, She also oversees the University Honors program and the operational aspects of the General Education Program. Mary chairs the Academic Assessment Council and chairs bi-weekly meetings with the Associate Deans. In addition, she serves on the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee, the Instruction Committee and the General Education Governance Board.
Jessica Carson, Adminstrative Analysit
Jessica joined Academic Programs in February 2008. She plans the budget, facilitates personnel issues, supports Instructionally Related Activities (IRAS), and is the contact for student appeals.
Katie Tool, Administrative Support Coordinator
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Katie joined Academic Programs in November 1997. She provides operational support for the General Education and fields questions regarding GE courses, policies, and procedures. She also provides support to the Associate Vice Provost/Academic Programs on Degree Programs, University/GE assessment and implementation of CSU system-wide initiatives.
Lina Heaster-Ekholm, Administrative Support Coordinator
Lina joined Academic Programs in January 2013. She is the coordinator for Program Review.