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Summary Changes Effective Fall 2011

University Administration

Division of Academic Affairs

  • Acting Assistant Vice President, Academic Programs- Sheela Pawar
  • Assistant to the Provost- Neisha Rhodes
  • Chair, Academic Senate- James Hill

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

  • Acting Associate Dean- Kenneth Poertner

College of Professional Studies

  • Acting Associate Dean; Director, School of Health and Human Services- Ben Zhou

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

  • Addition of Toro Learning Center (formerly C.L.A.S.S. Learning Center)

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

We provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

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. Clifford Cannon

Ms. Nancy Carlson

Dr. Mildred García

Mr. James Gierlich

Mr. D.R. (Don) Herman

Dr. Rod Hernandez

Ms. Pilar Hoyos

Ms. Del Huff

Mr. Gil Ivey

Ms. Helen S. Kawagoe

Dr. Karen I. Mason

Ms. Paula Moore

Mr. Ken Putnam

Ms. Mary Ann Rodriguez

Mr. Michael D. Rouse

Mr. Greg Saks

Ms. Andrea H. Sala

Mr. George Schmeltzer

Dr. Mitch Maki

Mr. Dana W. Ward

ASI President

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 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 MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Role Option and 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

Office of the President
President Mildred García
Executive Assistant to the President Ann Camp
Presidential Aide Cheryl Von Mirbach
Division of Academic Affairs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (acting) Mitchell T. Maki
Associate Vice President, Academic Resources Management and Planning Janna Bersi
Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs Clarence (Gus) Martin
Assistant Vice President, Academic Programs (acting) Sheela Pawar
Assistant to the Provost Neisha Rhodes
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 (vacant)
Chair, Academic Senate James Hill
College of Arts and Humanities
Dean (acting) Carol A. Tubbs
Associate Dean (acting) Munashe Furusa
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Dean Laura Robles
Associate Dean Rod Hay
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Dean (acting) Kaye Bragg
Associate Dean (acting) Kenneth Poertner
College of Professional Studies
Dean (acting) Anupama Joshi
Associate Dean (acting)
Director, School of Education (acting)
Cynthia Grutzik
Associate Dean (acting)
Director, School of Health and Human Services (acting)
Ben Zhou
Director, School of Nursing (acting) Rose A. Welch
College of Extended and International Education
Dean Margaret Gordon
Associate Dean Joanne Zitelli
University Library
Dean Sandra Parham
Administrative Services Manager JoEllen Davis
Division of Administration and Finance
Vice President, Administration and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer Mary Ann Rodriguez
Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance Karen Wall
Executive Director, Foundation Mary Ann Rodrguez
Director, Accounting Services Cecilia Patz
Acting Director, Physical Plant Jonathan Scheffler
Director, Facilities Planning and Construction Management Adele Vanarsdale
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Management Mark Seigle
Manager, Payroll Services Elcee Teng
Associate Vice President, Information Technology Ron Bergmann
Director, Administrative Information Systems Jim Bersig
Director, Instructional Technology Jeremiah Woolsey
Director, Network Telecommunications and Help Desk Services Danny Lujan
Assistant Vice President, University Contracts, Procurement, Contracts, Logistical and Support Services Emmit Williams
Director, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Risk Management (vacant)
Chief of Police Carlos Velez
Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Sue Borrego
Division Fiscal Officer Suzane M. Wallace
Associate Vice President, Student Life Sonja Daniels
Director, Admissions and Records Brandy McLelland
Associate Vice President, Student Success Services William Franklin
Director, Financial Aid Delores Lee
Director, Outreach and Information Services Gayle Ball-Parker
Executive Director, Loker Student Union (vacant)
Director, Office of Student Life Marco Dowell
Director, Toro Learning Center (formerly CLASS Learning Center) (vacant)
Director, University Housing Services (acting) Eric Rollerson
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, Career Center Carol Bosman-Anderson
Division of University Advancement
Vice President, University Advancement Greg Saks
Associate Vice President, Development Andrea Sala
Director, Advancement Services Adriana Bitoun
Director, Development Alexandra Jordon
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


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