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Administrative Staff

We are a team of dedicated professionals with a mission to support the University's teaching, research and community service objectives. We strive to provide excellent customer service by utilizing all available resources to welcome, advise, and assist our faculty, students, and other customers. We foster a progressive work environment in which all are valued and treated with respect.


Mary Polytaridis

Management Services Officer
Phone: (858) 534-7206
Room: SSB317

E-mail: mpolytaridis@ucsd.edu

  • Oversight of departmental administrative functions
  • Management of department finances and budgets
  • Contracts and grants administration
  • Facilities and space management
  • Process improvement and strategic advising
  • Human resources administration
  • Fiscal reconciliation and reporting
  • Travel and misc. expense reimbursements
  • Contracts and grants administration



Collette Isachsen

Academic Affairs Manager
Phone: (858) 534-3015

Room: SSB318
E-mail: cai@ucsd.edu

  • Faculty affairs and academic personnel management
  • Faculty compensation, recruitment, and benefits coordination
  • Academic affairs administration including curriculum planning and course scheduling
  • Coordination and placement of adjunct professors and temporary instructors
  • Financial analysis and supervision
Regina Ready

Student Affairs Manager
(858) 534-7381
Room: SSB304

E-mail: rready@ucsd.edu

  • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student affairs
  • Academic advising
  • Curriculum planning and development
  • Graduate student funding allocations


Jeffrey Ramon Fritsch

Jeff Fritsch

Information Technology Manager
Phone: (858) 822-1601 

E-mail: fritsch@ucsd.edu

  • Director of computer systems management and consulting
  • Programming and systems support
  • Application development and research
  • Departmental security administrator



Kim Nguyen

Fiscal and Business Office Specialist
Phone: (858) 534-3237
Room: SSB309

E-mail: ktn014@ucsd.edu

  • Facilites, supplies/equipment, and general office administration
  • Fiscal reconciliation and reporting
  • Travel and misc. expense reimbursements
  • Contracts and grants administration


Ariane Parkes

Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer
Phone: (858) 534-8198
Room: SSB306

E-mail: aparkes@ucsd.edu

  • Undergraduate student affairs administration
  • Academic advising
  • Course scheduling
  • Undergraduate outreach and public relations
  • Administration of the UCDC San Diego campus academic program



Arturo Vazquez

Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (858) 534-2705
Room: SSB302

E-mail: asvazquez@ucsd.edu

  • PhD program admissions
  • Curriculum planning and development
  • TA, GSR & Reader appointments
  • Human resources coordination for graduate students 
  • Student affairs website and database maintenance

Christina Butler

Events Coordinator/Student Affairs Coordinator
Phone: (858) 534-7370
Room: SSB301

E-mail: cpbutler@ucsd.edu

  • Events coordinator
  • Textbook ordering
  • OSD coordination  
  • Liaison to International Center   
  • Room reservation; audio visual; keys  


SSB east

University of California, San Diego
Department of Political Science
Social Sciences Building 301
9500 Gilman Drive, #0521
La Jolla, CA 92093-0521

Main Office
Social Sciences Bldg, Room 301
Phone: (858) 534-3548
Fax: (858) 534-7130
Office Hours: M-F, 8-12:00 & 1-4:30

Summer OH: M-Th, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m / F, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.