Staff News

Posted on: Friday, 06/24/2016

Ms. Evelyn Marques, Manager for the Office of Student Affairs, will be retiring on June 29 after 27 years of service. In 2006, she was recognized for her valuable contributions to the School of Dentistry with the Supervisor of the Year Award. Evelyn has enjoyed working with our students, ranging from the admissions process to their graduation into alumni status. She has always promoted a ‘students first’ philosophy in the Office of Student Affairs. She will be greatly missed by students, faculty, staff, and alumni and we wish her the best in her retirement.

Taking over Evelyn’s position will be Ms. Nancy Jensen who comes to us from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs where she served as Assistant Director of Student Services, Dept. of Public Policy. She has extensive experience in student services and holds a Master degree of Education in Counseling in Student Affairs from UCLA.  We are delighted to have Nancy on our team, and she looks forward to working with our students, faculty, and staff. Her email address is

In addition to Eveyln’s retirement, the dental school would like to recognize Ms. Irene Kamifuji, Administrative Analyst/Supervisor, for her 31 years of service to the dental school’s clinic operations. Also retiring this year is Ms. Sha’ron Botts, Administrative Specialist/Supervisor after 35 years of service to the school. Ms. Botts has held positions in both the Faculty Group Dental Practice and most recently in the pre-doctoral clinic. 

Thank you to all three of these retired staff members who dedicated themselves to the dental school and to UCLA. 

Staff Personnel Actions: New Hires between March 1 and June 30 

First Name Last Name Working Title Unit Effective Date
Ana Alvarez Dental Hygienist Faculty Group Dental Practice 6/13/16
Jessica Alvarez Administrative Assistant Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences 3/2/16
Cheryll Andico Clinic Software Coordinator General Clinic 4/25/16
Matthew Dingman Division Administrator Oral Biology & Medicine 4/7/16
Favio Leon Registered Dental Assistant Oral Radiology 4/19/16
Sheehan Parker Clinic Receptionist Orthodontics 3/21/16
Nallely Romero General Clinic Cashier General Clinic 6/15/16
Ashley Terhorst  Administrative Assistant Endodontics  6/27/16
Kyle Tupaz  Administrative Assistant Faculty Executive Committee  3/7/16