ASC Staff

Melinda Gunning, Director of Academic Support Services

  • B.A., California State University, Fresno 
  • M.A., California State University, Fresno

Much like God, Melinda spoke into the void and created the Academic Support Center. Over the years she has developed the center into a facility that provides a variety of services to help FPU students achieve higher levels of academic performance. If you have any questions about the virtues of tutoring and collaborative learning, or about love in Shakespeare, the Devil in Milton, or why Jane Austen is absolutely fantastic, she is your lady.

Aaron Benson, Tutoring Supervisor

  • B.A., California State University Fresno 
  • M.A., California State University Fresno 
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, California State University Fresno 

A cross between city slicker and tree hugger, Aaron is something of an enigma. On one hand, he embraces technology as he enjoys the exchange of knowledge and the pursuit of higher and constant learning at the university. But on the other hand, he loves to leave it all behind, hit the trail, and recreate himself in the pristine beauty of God's wilderness. So whether you want to discuss the finer points of university tutoring or how to get your pack-weight down, come by the ASC and chat with Aaron!

Kerry Sue Brown, Tutoring Supervisor 

  • B.A., Fresno Pacific University 
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, CSU Chico 

Fresno Pacific University is one of Kerry Sue’s most beloved places in the world. She strives to empower students who comes to the ASC and make their FPU experience both academically and spiritually meaningful. She takes education seriously, but adds some enthusiastic liveliness to the learning process.

Susy Gonzalez-Padilla, Office Supervisor

  • B.A., Fresno Pacific University

Susy loves to learn new things mainly from different cultures, and with this comes a love for language and food. She is absolutely willing to help whoever is in need at the ASC. Also she researches like crazy when she doesn't know how to do something. Being organized and committed are two things she practices all the time, and when something goes wrong in the ASC, she nearly goes insane until she fixes it.