Meet the Committee

The Strategic Plan Steering Committee (SPSC) will lead the campus through a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent process to define who we are as a campus community, where we need to go, and what steps we need to take in order to establish CSUDH as a nationally recognized model for a public, metropolitan university.

SPSC Co-Chairs

Kim Costino, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Matt Smith, AVP of Student Life and Dean of Students

Committee Members

Student Affairs

Deborah Brandon, AVP, Enrollment Management
Catherine Jermany, Coordinator, Rose Black Resource Center
Cecilia Ortiz, Director, Loker Student Union
Megan Tagle Adams, Director, Women's Resource Center

Administration and Finance

Larry Kimaara, Director, Business Process Management
Wayne Nishioka, AVP, Finance
Ellie Perry, Sustainability Manager


Khaleah Bradshaw, Associate Director, External and Community Relations

Office of the President

Amy Bentley-Smith, Director, University Communications and Public Affairs

Information Technology

Bill Chang, AVP, Enterprise Apps & Digital Transformation
Alana Olschwang, AVP, University Effectiveness, Planning & Analytics

CSUDH Philanthropic Foundation

Maria Villa, Philanthropic Foundation Board Chair

College of Arts and Humanities

Jenn Brandt, Associate Professor of Women's Studies
Mara Lee Grayson, Assistant Professor of English/Interim Writing Center Director
Laura Talamante, Professor of History, Academic Senate Chair AY 2017-19, 2020-21

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Thomas Norman, Professor of Management and Marketing
Fynnwin Prager, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Co-Director of South Bay Economics Institute
Jordan Williams, Undergraduate Student, Business Analytics
Myrta Rivera, Graduate Student, Public Administration

College of Education

Yesenia Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

College of Extended and International Education

Kim McNutt, Dean

College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing

Megumi Kuwabara, Assistant Professor of Child Development
Claudia Peyton, Dean

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Mark Carrier, Professor of Psychology
Ricardo Ortega Martinez, Undergraduate Student, Political Science
Sarah Taylor, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

University Library

Stephanie Sterling Brasley, Dean


Jose Luis Solache, Alumni Advisory Board President

External Organizations

Keith Curry, President and CEO, Compton College
Jessica Ku Kim, Senior Director of Workforce Development, L.A. County Economic Development Corporation
David Rattray, President and CEO, Unite LA