Aug 09, 2022  
University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Offices and Officers

Titles and Names Only

Officers of Administration

Office of the President

President of the University William A. Covino
  Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jose A. Gomez
  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Mahoney
   Director for Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Chief of Staff Peter Y. Hong
     Deputy Director for Policy Zuhey Espinoza
     Assistant to the President Ana G. Caudillo
  Vice President for Administration and Chief Financila Officer Lisa Chavez
  Vice President for Student Life Nancy Wada-McKee
  Vice President for Institutional Advancement Janet Dial
    Associate Vice President for the Office of Communications and Public  
    Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs Robert Lopez
    Director for Communications and Public Affairs Jocelyn Stewart
    Executive Director for Athletics Daryl Gross
    Executive Director of the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Wendy Baker
        University Legal Counsel Victor King
    University Internal Auditor Tanya Ho
    Senior Internal Auditor Salvador Rodriguez

Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Mahoney
  Vice Provost for Enrollment Services Tom Enders
    Director, Admissions Vince Lopez
      Associate Director T. Leung
    Director, Student Financial Aid  Tamie Nguyen
      Associate Director    J. Choy
    University Registrar  Christopher Cobb
      Associate Registrar   Lisa J. Bickly
    Director, Academic Enrollment Managemen Technology Steven Salcido (Interim)
  Vice Provost for Diversity and Engaged Learning and University’s Chief Diversity Officer for Academic and Student Life Octavio Villalpando
  Vice Provost for Planning and Budget  Amy Bippus
     Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness Sunny Moon
      Director, Business Operations Laila Asgari
      Director, Institutional Research Mark Pavelchak
          Associate Director, Institutional Research Michele Dunbar
      Director, Academic Facilities and Planning Parviz Partow-Navid
      Dean of Graduate Studies Karin Elliott-Brown
    Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs Michael Caldwell
    Associate Vice President for Research Jeffrey Underwood
      Director of Faculty Affairs, Research and Academic Personnel (Vacant)
      Director of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Jason Shiotsugu
    Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Michelle Hawley
        Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Margaret Garcia
      Director, Center for Academic Success Miguel Lopez
      Director, University Academic Advisement Center Marcia Murota
      Director, University Testing Center and Smart Start Suzanne McEvoy
      Director, University Tutorial Center Howard Masuda
      Director, Writing Across the Curriculum Christopher Harris
      Lead Coordinator, University Writing Center Iris Aceves
      Strategist, Student Success Terri Iller
    Dean, College of Arts and Letters Rennie Schoepfin
      Associate Dean David Connors
    Dean, College of Business and Economics Rami Maysami
      Associate Dean Edward Hsieh
      Associate Dean Angela Young
      Director, Student Services (Vacant)
    Dean, Charter College of Education Cheryl Ney
      Associate Dean, Curriculum and Assessment Diane Fazzi
      Director, Student Services Agustin Cervantes
    Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Emily L. Allen
      Associate Dean Jane Dong
    Dean, Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services Ron Vogel
      Associate Dean Denise Herz
      Associate Dean Rita Ledesma
    Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences Pamela S. Johnson
      Associate Dean Nancy McQueen
      Associate Dean Mike Soldatenko
    Dean, College of Professional and Global Education Eric Bullard
        Assistant Dean Justin Cassity
        Associate Director of Academic Programs Joann Edmond
        Director, English Language Program Aaron B. W. Ostrom
        Director, International Office Amy Wang
        Managing Coordinator, Extension Programs Jeffrey Brandt
    Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) Catharine Haras
    Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, Associate Director of Education Technology Beverly Bondad-Brown
    Senior Director, Center for Engagement, Service & Public Good Taffany Lim
    Director, Honors College Trinh Pham
       Associate Director, Honors College Martin Adamian
    Dean, University Librarian Juan Carlos Rodriguez
      Associate Dean Marla Peppers
        Associate Librarian University Library Scott Breivold

Administration and Finance

Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Chavez
     Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance/Financial Services Mae M. Santos
    Director of Strategic Planning and Quality Improvement Troy E. Allen
    Associate Vice President, Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction Warren Jacobs (Interim)
    Associate Vice President, Human Resources Management Susan Varela
    Associate Vice President, Public Safety Andrew Hall (Interim)
    Administrative Compliance Officer Jill Carnahan
    Administrative Manager Lizette Juarez
    Director, Administrative Technology Karen Melick
    University Controller Thomas Leung
    Assistant University Controller Ann Harris
    Environmental Health and Safety Officer/Risk Manager Kevin Brady
    Executive Director, University Auxiliary Services, Inc. Alma Sahagun
    Director, Public Safety Joseph Curreri
    Director, Administrative Technology and Support Services Karen Melick
    Director, Facilities Services Carlos Portillo
    Director, Facilities Planning and Construction/Campus Architect Warren Jacobs

Information Technology Services

Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services Tosha Pham
         Director, Enterprise Applications Michael Lee
    Director, IT Infrastructure Services Jason Solis
         Manager, Database Technology Eric Her
    Director, IT Client Support Services Alexander Harwood
      Manager, IT Client Support Services Rapeepun Suchin
      Assistant Director Network Operations Center, Servers and Technology Operations Robert Hoffmann
      Manager, Network and PBX Operations Arek Papelian
      Assistant Director, Baseline Services Jeff Cheam
         Director, IT Security and Compliance Sheryl Okuno

Institutional Advancement

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Cal State LA Foundation Janet Dial
  Assistant Vice President for University Development (Vacant)
  Executive Director of Alumni Relations Maria Ubago (Interim)

Student Life

Vice President for Student Life Nancy Wada-McKee
  Dean of Students Jennifer Miller
       Assistant Dean, Dean of Students, Student Life (Vacant)
       Assistant Dean, Dean of Students, Student Conduct Carol Roberts-Corb
         Director,  Dean of Students, Student Success Letycia Gomez
    Fiscal Resource and Operations Manager Matthew C. Warren
        Executive Director, Associated Students, Inc. Intef Weser
        Director, Career Development Center Christopher M. Lenz
    Assistant Director, Career Development Center Michelle Lovaz
        Director, Office for Students with Disabilities and Disabled Student Support
Gonzalo Centeno
    Assistant Director, Office for Students with Disabilities and Disabled Student Support Services Isis Stansberry
       Director, Educational Opportunity Program Rebecca Hopkins
    Associate Director, Educational Opportunity Program Danielle Chambers
       Assistant Director, Educational Opportunity Program, EOP Admissions &
Martha Contreras
       Assistant Director, Educational Opportunity Program, Guardian Scholars Steven Wilson
       Senior Director, New Student and Parent Programs Jennifer Celaya Davis
    Assistant Director,  New Student and Parent Programs Christopher Johnson
       Director, Student Health Center Monica Jazzabi, M.D.
       Executive Director, University-Student Union Stephen Fleischer
       Director, Upward Bound Yara Jimenez
       Director, Veterans Resource Center Dani Molina

Student Government 

The Associated Students, Inc. (A.S.I.) is an incorporated non-profit student run auxiliary in which all students hold membership. A.S.I. is managed by a board of directors composed of elected student officers who are the officially recognized voice of the students. This body formulates policy and handles the business affairs of the student body.

 The purpose of A.S.I. is to provide opportunities for student involvement in campus governance and policy development. A.S.I. facilitates student leadership and participation in state and local politics, and serves as an official venue for the expression of student opinion. A.S.I. contributes to the educational, social, and cultural life of the university through programs and activities, featuring noted artists, films, and guest speakers. For more information go to

Advocacy Network Efforts

All Californians have a stake in maintaining a strong and accessible California State University system, in particular because 1 in every 10 employees of California’s workforce is a CSU graduate working in the agriculture, business, education, engineering, health care, media and entertainment field. 

Cal State L.A. has formed the Cal State LA Alumni Advocacy Committee to help promote public support for the CSU and Cal State LA.

The Cal State LA Alumni Advocacy Committee is comprised of alumni and leaders from the Cal State LA Community as well as current and former elected officials who have enthusiastically supported Cal State L.A. in the past. These volunteers are uniquely qualified as advocates because of their long-time association with Cal State L.A. and familiarity with campus issues.

Members of these groups receive periodic special newsletters concerning statewide bond measures and other issues on which they might become advocates. They also participate in campus visits by local elected officials and visit elected officials in their district offices. For information please call Maria Ubago, Acting Assistant Director, Alumni Relations at (323) 343-2586.

The Cal State LA Alumni Association

The Cal State LA Alumni Association was formed in 1954 to provide official representation of alumni in matters that affect the general welfare of the University. The Association serves as a vital link between the University and its alumni. The mission of the Association is:

To advance the welfare of Cal State LA by providing leadership and service that strengthens the connections among students, alumni and friends and enhances the value of their affiliation with the University

The Cal State LA Alumni Association is a nonprofit dues-paying membership organization open to alumni and friends of California State University, Los Angeles. To join the Alumni Association or to request information on getting involved please visit our website at or call us at (323) 343-ALUM.

Cal State LA Alumni Association Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  Carlos Illingworth, Jr. ‘04         President
  Francisco Martinez ‘02, ‘04   Vice President
  Jorge Ramirez ‘04   Past President
  Clark Mason II ‘94   Treasurer
  Marlene Carney ‘76   Secretary


  Fernando Campos ‘01, ‘05    
  Fredy Ceja ‘03, ‘08    
  Seble Gebremedhin    
  Sharon F. Grigsby ‘71    
  Andre Khachtourians ‘05    
  Ernie Lopez ‘04    
  Sylvia Martinez ‘82, ‘87, ‘98    
  Gary J. Matus ‘69    
  Dwight Nakata ‘81, ‘09    
  Gary N. Sakaguchi ‘81    
  Jeremy White    
  Kyle Button    
  Maria Ubago    

The Cal State LA Foundation

The Cal State LA Foundation was organized in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization for the purpose of accepting charitable contributions to the University. The Foundation Board provides community expertise, oversight and advocacy to increase private giving to and manage the philanthropic assets of the University.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Carol Jackson             President
Alfred Lopez ‘83   Vice President
Jeanette L. Gordon ‘76   Secretary
Mae Santos   Treasurer
Elaine Draper   Faculty Representative
Leila Ricci   Faculty Representative
Jennipha-Lauren Nielsen ‘08   Student Representative
Michael J. Hagerthy ‘74, ‘78   Member
John Paul Isaacson   Member
Morris B. Jones ‘71   Member
Tony K. Wong ‘69, ‘74   Member
James M. Rosser   Ex-Officio
Lisa Chavez   Ex-Officio
Kyle C. Button   Ex-Officio
Jorge Ramirez ‘04   Ex-Officio
Nancy Hunt   Ex-Officio
Frank M. Saito   Emeritus
Bob R. Adkins, ‘72   Emeritus
Willard (Bill) Chamberlain   Emeritus
James P. Kelly   Emeritus
Frank Lynch   Emeritus
Roy L. Olofson   Emeritus