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).




Office of the President


Willie J. Hagan

Chief of Staff

Naomi Goodwin

Presidential Aide

Bernadine Grayer



Division of Academic Affairs

Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Rodrick Hay

Interim Vice Provost

Gitanjali Kaul

Assistant to the Provost

Neisha Rhodes

Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment


Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs

Clare Weber

Associate Vice President, Retention and Academic Advising

Bridget Driscoll

Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Dorota Huizinga

Interim Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Patricia Kalayjian

Director, Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement

Cheryl McKnight

Associate Director, Toro Learning Center

Peggy Ozaki

Chair, Academic Senate

Jim Hill


College of Arts and Humanities


Mitch Avila

Associate Dean

Timothy Caron


College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences


Philip LaPolt

Associate Dean

Hamoud Salhi


College of Business Administration and Public Policy


Joseph Wen

Associate Dean

Keong Leong

Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs

Betty Vu


College of Education


John Davis

Associate Dean

Glenn DeVoogd


College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing


Gary Sayed

Associate Dean

Ben Zhou

Interim Director, School of Nursing

Kathleen Chai


College of Extended and International Education


Kim McNutt

Associate Dean, Extended Education

Lynda Wilson

Associate Dean, International Education

Gary Rhodes


University Library


Stephanie Brasley

Associate Dean

Christy Stevens



Division of Administration and Finance

Interim Vice President, Administration and Finance

Naomi Goodwin

Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance

Stephen Mastro

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Foundation

Russell Statham

Director, Physical Plant

Jonathan Scheffler

Associate Vice President, Human Resources Management

Deborah Roberson-Simms

Chief of Police

Carlos Velez


Division of Student Affairs

Vice President, Student Affairs

William Franklin

Interim Associate Vice President, Student Life and Dean of Students

David Braverman

Associate Dean of Students

Stephen J. Rice

Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Student Life

Anna Liza Garcia

Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

Brandy McLelland

Associate Vice President, Student Success Services

Paz Oliverez

Associate Registrar, Records and Registration

Tara Hardee

Director, Admissions

Michelle Taylor

Director, Financial Aid

Delores Lee

Director, Loker Student Union

Cecilia Ortiz

Director, University Housing Services

Leah Schueler

Director, Student DisAbility Resource Center

Patricia Ann Wells

Director, Athletics

Jeff Falkner

Director, Student Health and Psychological Services

Janie MacHarg

Chief of Medical Services

Irina Gaal

Director, Career Center

Nicole Rodriguez



Division of Information Technology

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information Technology

Chris Manriquez

Associate Vice President and Academic Technology Officer, Academic Technology


Information Security Officer

Kerry Boyer

Division Fiscal and Project Management Officer and Interim Director, User Services

Marci Payne

Director, Enterprise Applications

Bill Chang

Director, Infrastructure




Division of University Advancement

Vice President, University Advancement

Carrie E. Stewart

Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing

John Axtell

Associate Vice President, Development

Jeffrey Poltorak

Assistant Vice President, External Relations

David Gamboa

Senior Director, Development

Berivan Eisenhardt

Director, University Communications and Public Affairs


Director, Ceremonies and Events

Marilyn McPoland