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Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Position Description:

Under the administrative direction of the Chief of Staff within the Office of the President, the Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing assumes responsibility for creating, managing and assessing the university's strategic communications and marketing programs.

Search Committee:

  • Bill Chang (chair) – Associate Vice President, Development & Digital Conversion, Information Technology
  • Amy Bentley-Smith – Director, University Communications & Public Affairs, University Advancement
  • Donna Cruz – Senior Front-End Web Developer, Office of the Provost
  • Nathan Edwards – Faculty, Health Center – Counseling Services, Student Affairs
  • David Gamboa – Associate Vice President, External Relations, University Advancement
  • Chris Hallenbrook – Lecturer, Political Science, Academic Affairs
  • Marcus Jones – Senior Communications Specialist, Records & Registration
  • Christina Rios – Director, Outreach and School Relations
  • Associate Students Inc. Representative - TBD

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may contact the committee chair at bchang@csudh.edu.

Vice President for University Advancement

Image of Scott BarrettAs our campus continues to grow and move toward its goal of becoming the model for urban universities in the United States, it is imperative that we recruit talented individuals with demonstrated track records of success to join our Toro Nation. Hiring and retaining dedicated individuals will position California State University, Dominguez Hills to expand its commitment of excellence.

With that in mind, I am pleased to announce Mr. Scott Barrett as the university's new Vice President for University Advancement. He will officially join CSUDH on August 24, 2020. Scott was discovered through a national search, emerging as the search committee's top choice from a strong candidate pool.

Scott brings more than 25 years of experience in all phases of university development to his new position, with an extensive and direct background in fundraising and related activities. In his current position as Associate Dean for External Affairs/Chief Advancement Officer at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Scott and his team have increased fundraising from $3.6 million to $15 million per year, while decreasing expenses by 25 percent. Scott led the communication, development, and alumni operations at Maxwell and helped the school recapture their #1 U.S. News and World Report ranking.

In addition to his experience, Scott's personal story of being a first-generation college student and working as an intern in advancement connects with CSUDH's mission perfectly. His wealth of experience aligns with our current trajectory and campus-specific needs.

Scott had this to say about joining CSUDH, "I am honored to be selected as the next vice president for university advancement, serving on President Parham's leadership team, and working with all Toros - faculty, staff, students, alumni, and a deeply dedicated philanthropic foundation board—to help CSUDH exceed its highest aspirations. CSUDH's history of innovation and its deep commitment to broad access and transforming lives is highly motivating. Throughout the search, it was clear to me that the university has many advantages and is poised for remarkable growth and success in the years ahead."

The appointment of a permanent vice president for university advancement is a key step in bringing stability and mission continuity to our university. This division works to enhance the image of the university in the local, state, and national arenas through philanthropic activities, government and community advocacy, and building broad, diverse networks of volunteer and alumni support.

I would like to thank the search committee, chaired by Vice President for Administration and Finance Deborah Wallace, and The Bryant Group for all their efforts to help us achieve a successful outcome.

I am confident that Scott will be a valuable asset as CSUDH continues to expand its role in the community and nation. Join me in welcoming him to the Toro Nation!


Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.