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Office of the President Staff

Diana Ralls

Diana Ralls

Chief of Staff to the President | | 559.278.7167

Diana Ralls provides strategic leadership for and ensures effective implementation of initiatives on behalf of the President. She is responsible for the overall planning and management of the Office of the President and for the direction and oversight of the Office of the President staff. Diana reports directly to the President and is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Carol Sera

Carol Sera

Presidential Aide | | 559.278.4875

Carol Sera oversees the President's calendar and arranges for and processes travel for the President and Office of the President staff. She provides high-level administrative support to the President and office staff and assists with various projects.

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Michael Lukens

Executive Director of Government Relations | | 559.278.5001

Michael Lukens is responsible for all local, state and federal governmental and advocacy programs for Fresno State.  He also is principally responsible for the development and management of strategies to inform and influence public policy on issues and in areas of interest to Fresno State. He reports directly to the President.


Nastassja Pizanis

Nastassja Pizanis

Administrative Analyst  | | 559.278.2324

The Administrative Analyst is responsible for the fiscal operations of the Office of the President, including planning, budget analysis, processing state and foundation payments and monitoring office budget and expenditures.

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Last Updated: February 9, 2022

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California State University, Fresno
Harold H. Haak Administrative Center

Library , 4th Floor, Room 4104
5200 N. Barton Ave., M/S UL48
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559.278.2324