Executive Searches

Welcome to the Office of the President Executive Search!

We are currently engaged in searches for three positions. Click on the name of each position below for full details.

Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Position Description:

The Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CODEI) will provide vision and intellectual and pragmatic leadership for the CSUDH campus. With a direct report to the President and as a member of the Cabinet, the CODEI will oversee the Office of Equity and Inclusion which will include Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation and Title IX.

The CODEI is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance diversity and inclusive excellence as core values throughout all aspects of the University community, business practices, and programming in support of the California State University, Dominguez Hills' commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. In collaboration with the appropriate stakeholders, the CODEI will embrace CSUDH's inclusive, evolving definition of diversity that includes (but is not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, religious and spiritual identity, nationality, veterans, physical and mental ability, social and economic status, and political and ideological perspectives.

The CODEI determines the overall direction of all diversity-oriented programs and initiatives and will work with existing programs and initiatives, including those championed by Multicultural Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs. The CODEI will lead efforts to develop and implement a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion aligned with the University’s strategic plan. As a University leader, the CODEI maintains strong collaborative working relationships among senior executives, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents, and serves as a team builder.

A strategic and innovative visionary, the successful candidate will have a track record of accomplishments in leading institutional initiatives, building programs, managing high performing teams, and promoting diversity in a complex organizational setting. They will have thorough knowledge of assessment, research, and best practices around campus diversity, its benefits, and the conditions that must be in place to achieve inclusive excellence.

Timeline: Finalists will be visiting the CSUDH campus for Open Forums from March 20-27.

Committee Members:

  • Dr. William Franklin (Chair) – Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Khaleah Bradshaw – Assistant Director, External and Community Relations
  • John Davis – Dean, College of Education
  • Christian Jackson – ASI President, Student Representative
  • Jacqueline Kuenz – Interim Executive Assistant to VP of IT/CITO
  • Elizabeth Schrock – Title IX Officer
  • Lisa Sueki – Assistant Dean, Multicultural Affairs
  • Nicole Vazquez – Director, Field Education
  • Cynthia Villanueva – Lecturer, Modern Languages & Women’s Studies Program

Finalists:

  • Lisa Takami
    • Open Forum: Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 a.m.
      Loker Student Union, Rooms 324 & 325
    • Lisa Takami CV [PDF]
  • Fleurette (Flo) King
    • Open Forum: Thursday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.
      Loker Student Union, Rooms 324 & 325
    • Fleurette King CV [PDF]
  • Dwight Hamilton
    • Open Forum: Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 a.m.
      Loker Student Union, Room 130
    • Dwight Hamilton CV [PDF]

We encourage the University community to attend the open forums scheduled for each candidate.

Chief of Staff

Position Description:

The Chief of Staff to the President assists the President in planning and executing a wide range of complex and sensitive executive and administrative duties related to policy development, academic, fiscal, and administrative programs and represents the President to other senior staff, the campus, and to the community at large.

Timeline: Finalists will be visiting the CSUDH campus for Open Forums from April 15 through May 2.

Committee Members:

  • Chris Manriquez (Chair) – Vice President, Information Technology
  • Jean McTaggart – Confidential Assistant to the Vice President of Administration and Finance
  • Matthew Smith – Interim Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Maite Zabala-Alday – Senior Director of Corporate/Foundation
  • Kimberly Costino – Dean, Undergraduate Studies
  • Tiffany Herbert – Psychology Department, Faculty
  • Carlos Velez – Chief of Police, DHPD
  • Thomas Norman – Management Department, Faculty
  • Laura Talamante – History Department, Faculty
  • Rihab Shuaib – ASI Student Representative

Finalists:

  • Linda Clowers
    • Open Forum: Monday, April 15, 10:15 a.m.
      Welch Hall, Room D444
    • Linda Clowers CV [PDF]
  • Evelyn Young Spath
  • Deborah Roberson
  • Marisela Cervantes

We encourage the University community to attend the open forums scheduled for each candidate.

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Position Description:

The Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer (VPAF/CFO) is a member of the President’s Cabinet and serves as the chief administrator and advisor to the President on university financial and administrative matters.

The VPAF/CFO oversees management and operation of the 346-acre campus, establishes and administers effective human resource policies and practices for university managers and staff, and manages an annual university operating budget of $168 million and a university endowment of approximately $12.5 million. Additionally, the VPAF/CFO fosters strong relationships with other senior leaders and campus constituents; works consultatively and collaboratively within the campus community and with external agencies to identify new and existing resources to advance university priorities; and serves as the primary liaison to the CSU system administration, government agencies, and other entities regarding university fiscal and administrative matters.

In support of these efforts, the VPAF/CFO fosters and leads a highly productive administration and finance division. Areas of administrative oversight include: budget planning and administration, financial management, human resources management, payroll, physical plant, facilities planning and construction, university police, and administrative oversight of the University Foundation, an independent 501c3 auxiliary organization responsible for commercial operations such as the bookstore, food services, and grant and contract administration.

Timeline: Finalists will be visiting the CSUDH campus for Open Forums from April 17 through April 23.

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Michael Spagna (Chair) – Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Christian Jackson – ASI President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Kamal Hamdan – Director, Center for Innovation in STEM Education
  • Delores Lee – Director, Financial Aid
  • Chris Manriquez – Vice President and CIO, Information Technology
  • Cecilia Patz – Director, Accounting Services
  • Jeff Poltorak – Associate Vice President, Office of Development
  • Dr. Clarence "Gus" Martin – Public Admininstration, Faculty

Finalists:

  • Candi Clark
    • Open Forum: Wednesday, April 17, 3:30 p.m.
      Welch Hall, Room D444
    • Candi Clark CV [PDF]
  • Benjamin Figueroa
  • Robert Suppelsa
    • Open Forum: Tuesday, April 23, 1:30 p.m.
      Faculty Development Center
      Library South, 1st Floor
      Room 1940
    • Robert Suppelsa CV [PDF]

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We encourage the University community to attend the open forums scheduled for each candidate.

For details about job opportunities at CSUDH, visit our Job Opportunities page.