Alison Sanders serves as Chief of Staff to the President. Prior to her current position, she was the Interim Associate Vice President and Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at San Francisco State University, where she oversaw all of the functions of grant and contract administration for the University.
Since 2003, Alison has held a number of positions related to grant and contract administration, including Grant Administrator, Compliance Officer, and Special Projects Manager. She has served as the Chair of the AOA Research Administration Committee, a committee of the Auxiliary Organizations Association in the California State University system. Since 2013, Alison has served as Secretary, on the Executive Committee of the Board of the University Corporation at SF State.
She received a B.S. in Zoology and an M.A. in Marine Biology from SF State.