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Staff Profiles

Name Position
Brian Tietje Vice Provost, International, Graduate, and Extended Education
Elaine Sullivan Director of Marketing, International, Graduate, and Extended Education
Sandra K. Harris Director of Operations
Rose S. Duran Program Coordinator
Irma Arellano IT & Registration Coordinator

Brian Tietje

Vice Provost, International, Graduate, and Extended Education

Brian Tietje is Vice Provost of International, Graduate and Extended Education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He leads Cal Poly's institutional strategies for internationalization and graduate education, as well as Cal Poly's student success initiatives through collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, and as team leader for AASCU's 're-imagining the first year of college' initiative. Dr. Tietje is also a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Dr. Tietje received his undergraduate degree in business at Bowling Green State University, his MBA from the University of Hawaii, and a Ph.D. in Marketing at the University of Washington. He has corporate sales experience with Johnson & Johnson, and serves on the Board of Directors of Weatherby, Inc. and Family Care Network, Inc.. Dr. Tietje has been a member of the Cal Poly faculty in the business school since 1999 as a tenured professor. In addition to academic research in branding, consumer psychology, and implicit social cognition, Dr. Tietje also contributes to The Wall Street Journal weekly review in marketing and has co-authored textbooks in business and student success, including Anybody's Business with Barbara Van Syckle and The College Experience and The Community College Experience with Drs. Amy Baldwin and Paul Stoltz

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 756-1757
Fax: (805) 756-5933

Elaine Sullivan

Director of Marketing, International, Graduate and Extended Education

Whether it is a web, catalog, email or multichannel media plan, Elaine Sullivan and her team of student assistants deliver the message for Extended Education and its partner programs. The Extended Education Marketing office has the experience, the skill, the imagination and also the tools for any marketing endeavor. Currently working with the Adobe Cloud suite of programs, MAC and PC platforms, and Hobson's CRM.

A Cal Poly alumna, Elaine joined Cal Poly Extended Education in 2008 after extensive experience growing businesses and building brands in the private sector. A marketer for over 30 years, she is a recipient of several national direct media awards and the author of "The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook".

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 756-7136
Fax: (805) 756-5933

Sandra K. Harris

Director of Operations

Sandra works closely with the Director of Business Services to review departmental practices and develop strategies and tools to improve business processes. The dynamic nature of extended education programs requires that the department adapt to shifting priorities, and Sandra helps ExtEd with this effort. Her role also involves monitoring program budgets and maintaining the department’s administrative systems.

Prior to joining Extended Education, Sandra worked in Cal Poly’s University Scheduling office for 5 years. After spending a few years living abroad, she was delighted to return to Cal Poly in 2011 to participate in the integration of ExtEd’s enrollment and financial processes into PeopleSoft.

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 756-7657
Fax: (805) 756-5933

Rose S. Duran

Program Coordinator

Rose Duran is an Academic Program Administrator for Extended Education. She has been at the university for the past ten years. She currently is the Program Coordinator for the Adult Degree Program, International Travel Programs, the Wine Industry Certificate Program, the Dietetic Internship program and for new program development in collaboration with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and the Orfalea College of Business.

One of her passions is helping students complete their degree. Her role as an advisor for the Adult Degree Program is to provide academic advising in individual and group settings from time of admission through graduation. This includes course scheduling, faculty recruitment, and curriculum advisement and graduation preparation.

Rose Duran has extensive business experience. She obtained her undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and her Master of Business Administration fromThe University of La Verne (2011). She serves on several local boards.

Please contact Rose if you would like to discuss any program needs that you may have such as credit or non-credit certificates, travel programs, seminars, conferences, professional master's degrees, extended education unit (CEU) programs for professional development, and any other self-support programs.

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 756-7196
Fax: (805) 756-5933

Irma Arellano

IT & Registration Coordinator

As the IT & Registration Coordinator for Extended Education, Irma Arellano is responsible for making sure that our students are able to register for Extended Education classes. Irma works closely with the various administrative departments on campus to guarantee that Extended Education students are provided the services they need for successful completion of their courses. As the IT Coordinator, she oversees and supports the computer software and hardware used by the Extended Education staff.

Irma has over twenty years of experience working at Cal Poly Extended Education, and has gained a thorough knowledge of each area of the department and its workings with the Cal Poly campus. You can look for Irma at the back of a crowded forum, with her hand in the air asking "Is this going to include the Extended Ed students?"

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 756-2055
Fax: (805) 756-5933

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