Sandy Martinez is a self-motivated professional who brings over 19 years of professional experience to any setting. Sandy’s background and experience includes customer service, information coordinating, programming, loss prevention, and higher education finance and budgeting.
As a proud Sun Devil, Sandy has worked for Arizona State University (ASU) for about 14 years, first as an Account Manager in Student Business Services managing university accounts and federal Perkins Loans, and providing financial counseling to students. She later became the Business Operations Specialist for the School of Transborder Studies where she oversaw fiscal operations, budgets, managed scholarships, daily operations, travel, payroll, event planning, and assisted with academic affairs and career development programming. Sandy is now with the College of Health Solutions (CHS) Deans Office, as the Manager of Administrative Support Operations and Staff Success where she is responsible for the college's employee engagement and improvement programming, oversees the professional development budget and supervises the Executive-level Administrative staff. She initially began with CHS in Business Services providing assistance with the planning, organization, and coordination of the business operations and human resources functions for the college. She recently served as Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, Tempe Campus for two years to continue to be involved in one of her strongest passions, which is creating professional development opportunities for ASU staff, faculty, and students. Sandy serves as the President-Elect for the Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association after managing the Laura Rendon scholarship and scholar mentoring program for two years. Sandy holds a bachelor of arts in Communication with an emphasis in organizational communication and a minor in business from ASU. During her undergraduate years, Sandy served on the executive board for the Association of Human Communication (AHC) where she organized outstanding networking and career exploration events working collaboratively with businesses and university departments to develop opportunities to help enhance ASU students’ experience.
Sandra is a strong believer that education is important and thus she furthered her education by obtaining a master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education, which allows her to continue to make a difference in higher education, our communities, and for students, especially for underrepresented groups and first-generation students like herself.
On a personal level, Sandy is a very approachable person who is eager to learn new things and assist others to achieve their goals. When she isn't engaged in professional pursuits or university commitments, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, CrossFit, spending time with family and friends, and rooting for the LA Dodgers.