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Meet Our Staff
Padma Akkaraju | ECampus Coordinator/Advisor
There are many topics that Padma Akkaraju can be excited about, but her first passion was physics. “I was always very interested in physics, so much so that my sister would tease me while I was in high school by saying, ‘Are you going to take math and physics this year?’” she laughs. More...
Tina Batten | Corporate Relations
As a teenager, Tina Batten viewed working for her dad’s various businesses and in her mom’s office as just a way to make money. As it turned out, it was good training for where she is now, working in corporate relations for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). More...
Colisse Franklin | Office Manager
Colisse Franklin loved growing up in La Grande, a small town in rural northeastern Oregon where kids could walk or bike wherever they wanted to go, and she spent a lot of time outside with her brother and friends. Surrounded by national forests, there was plenty of nearby camping and recreation and easy access to mountains and lakes. More...
Calvin Hughes | Academic Advisor
There are times you have to admit that your parents were right. For Calvin Hughes, his parents’ encouragement of learning Spanish was one of those times. More...
Todd Shechter | IT Director
“I’m a geek,” Todd Shechter willingly admits, which is not a bad thing when you are the director of information technology (IT) for the College of Engineering. More...
Pat Sullivan | Grants Coordinator
Although the initial reason to go back to work after retiring from law enforcement was “golf money,” Pat Sullivan found her job at OSU in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science so rewarding that she has let golf go the wayside. More...
Gale Sumida | Marketing & Communications
Gale Sumida never anticipated when she left Hawaii for college at Oregon State University that she would still be in Corvallis today. And although her parents encouraged her to leave the islands to have the experience of becoming independent, her mother was expecting Sumida to return. More...
Amy Vincent | Academic Advisor
Although Amy Vincent never thought about pursuing a career in electrical engineering, she knew how to solder at a young age. “My dad was an electrical engineer, and I can remember watching him solder things on the kitchen table and we’d help him out,” she says. More...