Administrative Staff

Department Reception


CAS I.T. Help Desk

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CAS Dean’s Office


Danielle Martin, Academic Support Coordinator

Danielle Martin

Academic Support Coordinator


In addition to greeting each visitor to the HLA office with a warm friendly smile and a seemingly endless amount of positive energy, Danielle is our Academic Support Coordinator and she advises the Landscape Architecture students. In addition to this, she handles events in our department and supervises our student workers in the office.


Kathi Nietfeld

Assistant to the Department Head


Kathi Nietfeld has a long and varied history in the department and currently serves the assistant to the department head. She handles such a wide variety of tasks that it is difficult to list them all here! She is the primary administrative support for our department head, and keeps several of the important departmental committees on task with her organizational skills and thorough attention to detail.  Kathi also acts as the program coordinator for our graduate students.

Tracy Smith, Director of Undergraduate Advising

Tracy Smith

Director of Undergraduate Advising


As the Director of Undergraduate Advising, Tracy serves as the adviser for undergraduates in the department.  She provides academic, career and extra-curricular advising and support to students, and enthusiastically facilitates faculty engagement with students. Working with students from before they enroll at CSU and until after they graduate, she builds life-long connections between students and the department. In addition, she maintains all records for the undergraduates, takes care of classroom scheduling and ordering textbooks, and maintains the department website.

Sarah Solano

Sarah Solano

Account Manager


As Accounting Operations Manager, Sarah oversees the Human Relations, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable daily operations for the Ag Business Center (ABC). She also is the fiscal officer for the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture . In this capacity, she provides financial management, purchases, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation and monitoring, and staffing account distributions.

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