CSU Dominguez Hills


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

  • Mr. Alan Caldwell
  • Mr. Clifford Cannon
  • Ms. Jan Chilimidos
  • Dr. Willie Hagan
  • Mr. D.R. (Don) Herman
  • Dr. Rod Hernandez
  • Ms. Pilar Hoyos
  • Ms. Del Huff
  • Mr. Gil Ivey
  • Dr. Karen Wilson
  • Ms. Paula Moore
  • Carrie Stewart
  • Mr. Ken Putnam
  • Mr. Michael D. Rouse
  • Mr. George Schmeltzer
  • 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.


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.


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.


The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190.


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, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.

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 on 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

PresidentWillie J. Hagan
Chief of StaffNaomi Goodwin
Presidential AideBernadine Grayer



Division of Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President of Academic AffairsEllen Junn
Vice ProvostMitchell T. Maki
Assistant to the ProvostNeisha Rhodes
Associate Vice President, Academic Resources Management and PlanningJanna Bersi
Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and AssessmentGitanjali Kaul
Associate Vice President, Faculty AffairsClare Weber
Dean, Graduate Studies and ResearchDorota Huizinga
Dean, Undergraduate StudiesKaye Bragg
Interim Director, University Advisement and Testing CenterCarol Tubbs
Director, Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic EngagementCheryl McKnight
Coordinator, Honors Program(vacant)
Associate Director, Toro Learning CenterPeggy Ozaki
Chair, Academic SenateJerry Moore



College of Arts and Humanities

Interim DeanGarry Hart
Interim Associate DeanMiguel Dominguez



College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

DeanRod Hay
Associate DeanHamoud Salhi


College of Business Administration and Public Policy

DeanJoseph Wen
Associate DeanKeong Leong



College of Education

Interim DeanJohn Davis
Interim Associate DeanDiane Hembacher



College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing

DeanGary Sayed
Acting Associate DeanBen Zhou
Interim Director, School of NursingKathleen Chai



College of Extended and International Education

DeanKim McNutt
Associate DeanJoanne Zitelli



University Library

DeanStephanie Brasley



Division of Administration and Finance

Vice President, Administration and FinanceRobert Fenning
Associate Vice President, Administration and FinanceStephen Mastro
Director, Foundation(vacant)
Director, Accounting ServicesCecilia Patz
Director, Physical PlantJonathan Scheffler
Director, Facilities Planning and Construction ManagementAdele Vanarsdale
Associate Vice President, Human Resources ManagementGus Martin
Director, Payroll ServicesJulia Chan
Senior Director, University Contracts, Procurement, Contracts, Logistical and Support Services(vacant)
Manager, Risk Management/Environmental Health and Occupational SafetyJeff Wood
Chief of PoliceCarlos Velez


Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Acting Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment ManagementWilliam Franklin
Division Fiscal Officer(vacant)
Associate Vice President, Student LifeSonja Daniels
Director, Student Information Services and RegistrarBrandy McLelland
Associate Vice President, Student Success ServicesWilliam Franklin
Director, Financial AidDelores Lee
Executive Director, Enrollment ServicesSamuel Kim
Director, Loker Student UnionCecilia Ortiz
Director, Office of Student Life(vacant)
Acting Director, University Housing ServicesEric Rollerson
Coordinator, Multicultural CenterKristina Londy
Director, Disabled Student Services and Veterans' AffairsPatricia Ann Wells
Interim Director, AthleticsJamie Bouyer
Director, Student Health and Psychological ServicesJanie MacHarg
Chief of Medical ServicesIrina Gaal
Interim Director, Career CenterSally Cardenas



Division of Information Technology

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information TechnologyChris Manriquez
Associate Vice President and Academic Technology Officer, Academic Technology(vacant)
Information Security OfficerKerry Boyer
Division Fiscal and Project Management Officer and Interim Director, User ServicesMarci Payne
Director, Enterprise ApplicationsBill Chang
Director, InfrastructureDanny Lujan



Division of University Advancement

Vice President, University AdvancementCarrie E. Stewart
Associate Vice President, DevelopmentJeffrey Poltorak
Director, DevelopmentBerivan Eisenhardt
Director, Alumni and Family ProgramsGayle Ball-Parker
Director, Government and Community RelationsDavid Gamboa
Director, University Communications and Public AffairsBrenda Knepper
Manager, Ceremonies and EventsKimberly Larson