The University – California State University Dominguez Hills


California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSU Dominguez Hills) is located on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. Its 346-acre campus was in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family through seven generations, from its concession to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 to its acquisition by the people of the state for the University.

The Legislature of the state of California authorized the establishment of this University in 1960, and the first students were enrolled in the fall of 1965. The Campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex. Moreover, it is central in a population that is international and multiethnic; cultural pluralism is a major characteristic of the University. At the same time, there is a continuing focus on the Hispanic heritage of California.

University Mission

CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive urban university, located in the city of Carson and primarily serving the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The University is a multicultural, multiethnic teaching and learning community dedicated to excellence and committed to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the global community of the 21st Century. We invite international perspectives, cultivate programs that serve students from other nations, and encourage our students and faculty to participate in programs in other countries. We are committed to excellence and pluralism in higher education to further the goals of a democratic society through wide participation and civic responsibility in community, social, and economic affairs.

CSU Dominguez Hills realizes the principles of educational opportunity and excellence by providing access to a wide range of educational programs and student-centered services. Building on its core of liberal arts and sciences, the university offers programs in a variety of educational and technological modes that enables students to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally. These programs are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve.

California State University, Dominguez Hills pursues productive relationships with educational, public sector, and business communities, by developing programs that address contemporary social concerns while fulfilling the University’s commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and services.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

CSU Dominguez Hills has been designated as a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,800 colleges and universities providing post-secondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As an SOC member, CSU Dominguez Hills recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences. SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and a consortium of 13 leading national higher education associations; it is co-sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges.

CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation Board

Dr. Sue Borrego

Mr. William H. Brown

Mr. Clifford Cannon

Dr. Mohamed El-Badawi

Dr. Mildred García

Mr. James Gierlich

Ms. Pilar Hoyos

Ms. Del Huff

Ms. Helen S. Kawagoe

Dr. Karen I. Mason

Mr. Ken Putnam

Ms. Joy Masha

Ms. Mary Ann Rodriguez

Mr. Greg Saks

Mr. George Schmeltzer

Dr. Ronald E. Vogel

Honorary Director of the Board

Mrs. Katherine B. Loker (deceased)

Accreditation and Approvals

The Western Association of School and Colleges’ (WASC) Handbook of Accreditation, January 2001 (page 8), states that voluntary, nongovernmental accreditation of both institutions and programs is a unique characteristic of American education that establishes standards of quality and effectiveness. The specific purposes of accreditation are:

n    To assure the academic community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution/program has clearly defined objectives appropriate to higher education;

n    To encourage institutional/programmatic development and improvement through self study and periodic evaluation by qualified peer professionals;

n    To promote institutional engagement with issues of educational effectiveness and student learning and to develop and share good practices in assessing and improving the teaching and learning process;

n    To promote a culture of evidence where indicators of performance regularly developed and data collected to inform institutional decision making, planning, and improvement;

n    To develop systems of review and evaluation that are adaptive to institutional context, build on institutional evidence and support rigorous review; and

n    To promote interchange of ideas among educational institutions/programs through peer review.

CSU Dominguez Hills is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [located at 9533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010, (650) 696-1060], which is one of six major regional accreditation agencies in the United States.

CSU Dominguez Hills is also accredited/approved by other agencies in the following special fields.

n    Business Administration: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) located at 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211.

n    Chemistry: American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training located at 1155 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.

n    Clinical Sciences:

o      Cytotechnology Option: Affiliate accredited by the Programs Review Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology, sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) located at 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208.

o    Medical Technology Option: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.

n    Computer Science: Computing Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) located at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202.

n    Education: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) located at 1919 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 202, Washington, DC 20006, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) located at 1900 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814-7000.

n    Health Science:

o    Orthotics and Prosthetics: Affiliate accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) located at 330 John Carlyle St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 and sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) located at 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208.

n    Music: The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190.

n    Nursing: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education located at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120. Approval of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program by the California Board of Registered Nursing at P.O. Box, 94420, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100.

n    Occupational Therapy: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) accredits educational programs for the occupational therapist. The standards comply with the United States Department of Education (USDE) criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies. Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220.

n    Public Administration: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) located at 1120 G. Street, N.W., Ste. 520, Washington, DC 20005.

n    Social Work (MSW): Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) located at 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, (703) 683-8080, fax (703) 683-8099.

n    Theatre Arts: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190 (Associate Membership).

University Administration


Mildred García

     Executive Assistant to the President

Ann Camp

     Presidential Aide

Cheryl Von Mirbach

Provost and Vice President


for Academic Affairs

Ronald E. Vogel

     Associate Vice President, Academic


     Resources Management and Planning

Janna Bersi

     Associate Vice President,


     Faculty Affairs

Clarence (Gus) Martin

     Special Assistant to the Provost

Nina Mota

     Interim Dean,


     Graduate Studies and Research

Ricky Bluthenthal

     Director, University Advisement Center

Merry Eyman

     Associate Director, Testing Center

Terry Molano

     Director, Center for Service Learning,


     Internships and Civic Engagement

Cheryl McKnight

     Coordinator, Honors Program

Sheela Pawar

     Chair, Academic Senate

Munashe Furusa

Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

George Arasimowicz

     Associate Dean (acting)

Carol Tubbs

Interim Dean, College of


Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Laura Robles

     Associate Dean

Rod Hay

Dean, College of Business


Administration and Public Policy

James T. Strong

     Associate Dean

Kaye Bragg

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Mitch Maki

     Director, School of Education (acting)

Cynthia Grutzik

     Director, School of Health


     and Human Services (acting)

Anupama Joshi

     Director, School of Nursing (acting)

Carole A. Shea

Dean, College of Extended


and International Education

Margaret Gordon

     Associate Dean

Joanne Zitelli

Dean, University Library

Sandra Parham

     Administrative Services Manager

JoEllen Davis

Vice President for Administration


and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer

Mary Ann Rodriguez

     Associate Vice President for


     Administration and Finance

Karen Wall

     Executive Director, Foundation

Mary Ann Rodriguez

     Director, Accounting Services

Cecilia Patz

     Interim Director, Facilities Planning


     and Construction Management

Randy Sharp

     Assistant Vice President,


     Human Resources Management

Mark Seigle

     Manager, Payroll Services

Elcee Teng

     Director, Physical Plant

Randy Sharp

     Associate Vice President,


     Information Technology

Ron Bergmann

     Director, Administrative


     Information Systems

Jim Bersig

     Director, Instructional Technology Services

Jeremiah Woolsey

     Director, Procurement, Contracts,


     Logistical and Support Services

Emmit Williams

     Director, Environmental Health,


     Occupational Safety and


     Risk Management

Manny Alviso

     Chief of Police

Susan Sloan

Vice President for Student Affairs


and Enrollment Management

Sue Borrego

     Assistant to the Vice President

Suzzane M. Wallace

     Associate Vice President,


     Student Affairs


     Director, Admissions and Records


     Interim Director, Student Records


     and Student Information Services

Brandy McLelland



     Assistant Vice President


     of Student Services

William Franklin

     Director, Student Success Services

Mark Lopez

     Director, Financial Aid

Delores Lee

     Director, Outreach and

Gayle Ball-Parker

     Information Services


     Coordinator, International

Dan A. Joseffini

     Student Services Office (ISSO)


     Associate Vice President


     for Student Life

Randy Zarn

     Executive Director,


     Loker Student Union

Kim Clark

     Director, Office of Student Life

Marco Dowell

     Director, University Housing Services

Kaveh Razaghi

     Coordinator, Multicultural Center

Lui Amador

     Director, Disabled Student Services


     and Veterans’ Affairs

Patricia Ann Wells

     Director, Athletics

Patrick Guillen

     Director, Student Health


     and Psychological Services

Janie MacHarg

     Chief of Medical Services

Irina Gaal

     Interim Director, Student Development

Carol Bosman-Anderson

Vice President, University Advancement

Greg Saks

     Executive Director, Development


     Director, Advancement Services

Adriana Bitoun

     Director, Special Gifts


     Director, Alumni Programs

Porsche Gordon

     Director, Government


     and Community Relations

David Gamboa

     Director, University Communications


     and Public Affairs

Brenda Knepper

     Manager, Ceremonies and Events    

Toby Bushee