The University –
California State University Dominguez Hills

History

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSU Dominguez Hills) is located on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. Its 346-acre campus was in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family through seven generations, from its concession to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 to its acquisition by the people of the state for the University.

The Legislature of the state of California authorized the establishment of this University in 1960, and the first students were enrolled in the fall of 1965. The Campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex. Moreover, it is central in a population that is international and multiethnic; cultural pluralism is a major characteristic of the University. At the same time, there is a continuing focus on the Hispanic heritage of California.

University Mission

We provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

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

Dr. Sue Borrego

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

Ms. Helen S. Kawagoe

Dr. Karen I. Mason

Ms. Paula Moore

Mr. Jeffrey Poltorak

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.
  • Chemistry: 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.
  • Education: 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.
  • Music: The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190.
  • Nursing: 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
Special Assistant to the PresidentJeannie Kim-Han
Presidential AideBernadine Grayer

 

Division of Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President of Academic AffairsEllen Junn
Vice ProvostMitchell T. Maki
Associate Vice President, Academic Resources Management and PlanningJanna Bersi
Interim Associate Vice President, Faculty AffairsClare Weber
Acting Associate Vice President, Academic Programs and Faculty DevelopmentKaye Bragg
Assistant to the Provost(vacant)
Director, University Advisement and Testing CenterPeter H. Kim
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

DeanMunashe Furusa
Acting Associate DeanSheela Pawar

 


College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

DeanRod Hay
Acting Associate DeanHamoud Salhi

 


College of Business Administration and Public Policy

DeanJoseph Wen
Acting Associate DeanMarie Palladini

 


College of Education

Acting DeanAnn Chlebicki
Acting Associate DeanJohn Davis

 

College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing

Acting DeanAnupama Joshi
Acting Director, School of Health and Human ServicesBen Zhou
Director, School of NursingCatherine Earl
 

College of Extended and International Education

Acting DeanJoanne Zitelli
Acting Associate DeanTimothy Mozia

 

University Library

DeanSandra Parham
Administrative Services ManagerJoEllen Davis

 

 

Division of Administration and Finance

Interim Vice President, Administration and FinanceRobert L. Lovitt
Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance(vacant)
Director, FoundationDawn Shimizu
Director, Accounting ServicesCecilia Patz
Director, Physical PlantJonathan Scheffler
Director, Facilities Planning and Construction ManagementAdele Vanarsdale
Associate Vice President, Human Resources ManagementGus Martin
Manager, 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

Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment ManagementSue Borrego
Division Fiscal OfficerSuzane M. Wallace
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 LifeMarco Dowell
Acting Director, University Housing ServicesEric Rollerson
Coordinator, Multicultural CenterLui Amador
Director, Disabled Student Services and Veterans' AffairsPatricia Ann Wells
Director, AthleticsPatrick Guillen
Director, Student Health and Psychological ServicesJanie MacHarg
Chief of Medical ServicesIrina Gaal
Interim Director, Career CenterCarol Bosman-Anderson
 

Division of Information Technology

Chief Information Technology OfficerChris Manriquez
Director, Network, Telecommunications and Help Desk ServicesDanny Lujan
Director, Enterprise ApplicationsBill Chang
Director, Academic Technology(vacant)
Information Security Officer(vacant)

 

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