College of Liberal Arts Academic Support Staff

Dean's staff at outreach event

College of Liberal Arts Dean Office Hours & Contact

CALL 907-474-7231 | EMAIL

MAIL PO Box 756280, Fairbanks, AK 99775 | FAX 907-474-5817

VISIT Gruening Building suite 404, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Staff

Ellen Lopez

Ellen Lopez


404B Gruening

I work for our faculty, staff, and students to keep CLA moving forward toward success.

I care about my colleagues! I try to listen, be empathetic, and weigh the pros and cons of all situations.

"I can't be perfect, but I can be excellent!" -Ellen Lopez

Get to know Ellen Lopez!


Diosmary "Dee" Cardentey

Executive Officer


Carrie Baker

Associate Dean & Professor of Theatre & Film


Heather Foltz

Heather Foltz

Fiscal Officer

404 Gruening

I specialize in unit-level budget development and management and oversight of all financial transactions and processes at both the departmental and unit level.

I assist departments with their operating budget, including managing the authorized budget amounts, executing and investigating expenditures via approved UAF policies and procedures, and monitoring incoming revenue. I can also provide proposal assistance for smaller or internal proposals, or I can coordinate assistance from the Office of Proposal Development.

“It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet” - Miyamoto Musashi


Deena Dubois

Dean's Office Fiscal Technician & Music Department Administrator

201C Fine Arts

Ellen Cruse

Ellen Cruse

Human Resources Technician

404A Gruening

 I specialize in all the human resources functions within CLA.

Do you have a question about your pay or leave? Does your department need to hire a student assistant or graduate assistant? Then I'm your first stop!


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." -William James


Get to Know Ellen Cruse!
Kathy Nava

Kathy Nava

Comprehensive Academic Advisor

503D Gruening

Sarah Manriquez

Sarah Manriquez

Public Information Officer

404 Gruening

Brittni Driver

Dean's Office Coordinator

404 Gruening