Our People

About the CSU Student Success Network

The CSU Network is facilitated by the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) at Sacramento State. EdInsights’ staff who contribute to the CSU Student Success Network are:

Bianca Mothé

Bianca Mothé

Network Director, Academy Co-Director

bmothe@csusm.edu

Dr. Bianca Mothé is Professor of Biological Sciences at CSU San Marcos. She serves as Director of the Middle Leadership Academy in the CSU Student Success Network. Bianca focuses on supporting students through the undergraduate experience, especially those from underserved backgrounds. She is passionate about creating highly engaging experiences for students through research and by training peers and colleagues to prioritize student success.

Dylan Lohmeyer

Dylan Lohmeyer

Finance and Operations Coordinator

d.lohmeyer@csus.edu
(916) 278-7220

Dylan is the Finance and Operations Coordinator for the CSU Student Success Network. Prior to joining EdInsights, Dylan worked in human resources for Major League Baseball and in student finance advising for DeVry University. Dylan earned his BA in Performing Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and is passionate about helping students achieve their goals in higher education.

Kalifa Madden

Kalifa Madden

Communications Manager

k.madden@csus.edu

Kalifa Madden joined the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) team in January 2020 and currently manages the center’s communications needs. Kalifa earned her BA in Communications and Organizational Public Relations at California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to joining EdInsights she worked as a digital media manager for a non-profit organization in Los Angeles.

The CSU Network compensates middle leaders for some of their time to lead key aspects of the work.

Rock Braithwaite

Rock Braithwaite

Academy Co-Director

CSUNetwork-MLA@csus.edu

Rock is currently half of the Middle Leadership Academy Director’s Team having served as an Academy team Facilitator.

Larissa M. Mercado López

Larissa M. Mercado López

Conference Director

lmercadolopez@csufresno.edu
(559) 278-8599

Larissa M. Mercado-López, PhD, is an associate professor of Women’s Studies at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches courses on women of color feminisms and engages in proactive mentorship. Within the Student Success Network, Larissa serves as Conference Director for the CSU Student Success Conference. Her academic scholarship is in the fields of Chicana feminism and Literature, and her campus service focuses on researching and improving the student parent population and the Latina PhD pipeline. Larissa is committed to public scholarship and serves as a Senior Editor for the National Center for Institutional Diversity Public Scholarship Initiative at the University of Michigan.

Student Success
Network Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

10:00am
Annual CSU Student Success Network Conference

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

10:00am
Annual CSU Student Success Network Conference

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

12:30pm
Virtual Middle Leadership Academy 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

12:30pm
Virtual Middle Leadership Academy 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

12:30pm
Virtual Middle Leadership Academy 

 

 

 

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