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:

  • 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;
  • To encourage institutional/programmatic development and improvement through self study and periodic evaluation by qualified peer professionals;
  • 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;
  • To promote a culture of evidence where indicators of performance regularly developed and data collected to inform institutional decision making, planning, and improvement;
  • To develop systems of review and evaluation that are adaptive to institutional context, build on institutional evidence and support rigorous review; and
  • 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 span class="GramE"> accredited/approved by other agencies in the following special fields.

  • Business Administration: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) located at 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211.
  • Chemistry: American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training located at 1155 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
  • Clinical Sciences:
    •     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.
    •     Medical Technology Option: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Science:
    • 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.
  • Music: The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Public Administration: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) located at 1120 G. Street, N.W., Ste. 520, Washington, DC 20005.
  • 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.
  • Theatre Arts: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190 (Associate Membership).

    University Administration


    Executive Assistant to the President

    Presidential Aide

    Mildred García

    Mark A. López

    Cheryl Von Mirbach

    Provost and Vice President
    for Academic Affairs

    Associate Vice President, Academic
    Resources Management and Planning

    Associate Vice President,
    Faculty Affairs

    Special Assistant to the Provost

    Interim Dean,
    Graduate Studies and Research

    Director, University Advisement Center

    Associate Director, Testing Center

    Director, Center for Learning and
    Academic Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.)

    Director, Center for Service Learning,
    Internships and Civic Engagement

    Coordinator, Honors Program

    Chair, Academic Senate

    Ronald E. Vogel

    Janna Bersi

    Clarence (Gus) Martin

    Nina Mota

    Ricky Bluthenthal

    Merry Eyman

    Terry Molano

    Caron Mellblom

    Cheryl McKnight

    Sheela Pawar

    Munashe Furusa

    Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

    Associate Dean (acting)

    George Arasimowicz

    Carol Tubbs

    Interim Dean, College of
    and Behavioral Sciences

    Associate Dean

    Laura Robles

    Rod Hay

    Dean, College of Business
    and Public Policy

    Associate Dean

    James T. Strong

    Kaye Bragg

    Dean, College of Professional Studies

    Director, School of Education (acting)

    Director, School of Health
    and Human Services

    Director, School of Nursing (acting)

    Mitch Maki

    Sharon Russell

    Anupama Joshi

    Carole A. Shea

    Dean, College of Extended
    and International Education

    Associate Dean

    Margaret Gordon

    Joanne Zitelli

    Dean, University Library

    Administrative Services Manager

    Sandra Parham

    JoEllen Davis

    Vice President for Administration
    and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer

    Associate Vice President for
    Administration and Finance

    Executive Director, Foundation

    Director, Accounting Services

    Interim Director, Facilities Planning
    and Construction Management

    Assistant Vice President,
    Human Resources Management

    Mary Ann Rodriguez

    Karen Wall

    Mary Ann Rodriguez

    Cecilia Patz

    Randy Sharp

    Mark Seigle

    Manager, Payroll Services

    Director, Physical Plant

    Associate Vice President,
    Information Technology

    Director, Administrative
    Information Systems

    Director, Instructional Technology Services

    Director, Procurement, Contracts,
    Logistical and Support Services

    Director, Environmental Health,
    Occupational Safety and
    Risk Management

    Chief of Police

    Elcee Teng

    Randy Sharp

    Ron Bergmann

    Jim Bersig

    Jeremiah Woolsey

    Emmit Williams

    Manny Alviso

    Susan Sloan

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    and Enrollment Management

    Assistant to the Vice President

    Associate Vice President,
    Student Affairs

    Director, Admissions and Records


    Assistant Vice President
    of Student Services

    Director, Financial Aid

    Director, Outreach and
    Information Services

    Coordinator, International
    Student Services Office (ISSO)

    Associate Vice President
    for Student Life

    Executive Director,
    Loker Student Union

    Director, Office of Student Life

    Director, University Housing Services

    Coordinator, Multicultural Center

    Director, Disabled Student Services
    and Veterans’ Affairs

    Director, Athletics

    Director, Student Health
    and Psychological Services

    Chief of Medical Services

    Interim Director, Student Development

    Sue Borrego

    Suzzane M. Wallace




    William Franklin

    Delores Lee

    Gayle Ball-Parker

    Dan A. Joseffini

    Randy Zarn

    Kim Clark

    Marco Dowell

    Kaveh Razaghi

    Lui Amador

    Patricia Ann Wells

    Patrick Guillen

    Janie MacHarg

    Irina Gaal

    Carol Bosman-Anderson

    Vice President, University Advancement

    Executive Director, Development

    Director, Advancement Services

    Director, Special Gifts

    Director, Alumni Programs

    Director, Government
    and Community Relations

    Director, University Communications
    and Public Affairs

    Manager, Ceremonies and Events

    Greg Saks

    Ann Camp

    Adriana Bitoun

    Patrick Stewart

    Porsche Gordon

    David Gamboa

    Brenda Knepper

    Toby Bushee