January 29, 2019
Dear Principal Investigators and Research Administrators:
First, we would like to thank you for your support and understanding during these past challenging months. As you are aware, the Research and Sponsored Programs Post-Award office has experienced staff changes, as well as has undergone several contract reviews and audits in the past six months. During this time, the remaining staff have assumed additional responsibilities and worked tirelessly to support our PIs as much as possible.
With all the changes come new opportunities, and so we are delighted to introduce our new Post-Award liaisons, Dakota Hughes and Matthew (Matt) Nyby. Dakota, who is a product of the CSU system, has a bachelor’s in Mathematical Economics from CSUSB and a Masters of Public Administration at CSUN. He has also previously worked for a family services agency that served low-income families in Los Angeles with educational and mental health services as a Contract Analyst. Matt, who is a CSUN alumnus, has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and has worked as a Financial Analyst since 2015.
Please note that Leslie Zazueta will be on leave until April 6, 2019. During this transitional period, the liaison responsibilities will be as follows:
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
Michael D. Eisner College of Education
College of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Health and Human Development, including Marilyn Magaram Center
College of Humanities
College of Science and Mathematics:
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physics and Astronomy
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Oviatt Library, Extended Learning, Sustainability
University Administration, Student Services, BUILD
Matters concerning cost share and asset management
*During this transition and training phase, please copy Grace Slavik on all your communications to Dakota Hughes and copy Michael Epping on all your communications to Matthew Nyby.
In addition, we have restructured our department to add administrative support team who will be assisting the post-award liaisons so our staff can better serve you. Joining our team are Elizabeth (Liz) Zambrano, Patrick Mislan, and Cristian Contreras. Liz has been with The University Corporation for over 15 years and has served in multiple departments within the organization. Patrick has worked as an administrative support for seven years. And Cristian is a new CSUN alumnus who holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management and has previously worked with several departments on campus.
Our main effort is always to provide excellent customer service while ensuring administrative and regulatory compliance. All our staff members will work with you to make your sponsored programs as successful as possible.
Again, we thank you for your understanding and patience, and we look forward to serving you.