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!
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


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

Deena Dubois

Deena Dubois

Travel & Procurement Coordinator

404C Gruening