Comings and Goings – September

Comings and Goings – September

Mark Brody, Alliant’s Associate General Counsel and Risk Manager, is no longer employed at the university. Brody joined the General Counsel’s Office in August of 2002 and has served the University well for the last 10 years. “His approach to problem solving and collaboration has been appreciated by many and I, for one, am so very grateful for his wisdom and judgment,” said Vice President for Administration & General Counsel Jennifer T. Wilson. For any questions regarding certificates of insurance, please continue to contact Jackie Ogdon at or (858) 635-4737. All other matters of a legal/advisory/regulatory nature please send directly to Jennifer Wilson (e.g., contracts, student matters, insurance, subpoenas, letters from attorneys etc.).

Dan Huminski, Admissions Counselor for CSPP, spent nearly eight years with Alliant and left this fall to pursue his graduate education. The CSPP admissions team and so many others have appreciated Dan’s contributions over the years.

Claura Louison in the Financial Aid office resigned from her position this summer to, as she said in her farewell email, “start another chapter of my journey.”

Dr. Mike Pittenger took a step back regarding his role at Alliant’s San Diego campus. His new role with Student Affairs is on a part-time basis as Senior Student Affairs Representative. Dr. Pittenger will continue to work with students, system-wide, who need assistance with particular challenges, academic or otherwise. He will also be the System-wide Student Government Association Advisor. He can still be reached at or at (858) 635-4475, and his office is still in M-2, but now in Room 5.

Stepping up to the plate as the new Interim Director of Campus is Ms. Alison Lobus, bringing a wealth of student service experience to the job. She can be reached at or at (858) 635-4565. Lobus will be able to help with most of the issues for which Mike Pittenger was previously responsible. Her office is located in M-2, Room 8.

Sherrie Smith joined the Los Angeles campus Library team as the new Acquisitions and Cataloging Library Technician. Smith will be responsible for system-wide purchasing of library books, as well as Los Angeles video, assessment and periodical acquisitions. She comes to Alliant with diverse work experience including nursing, health education and library science.