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CSU, Chico Governance and Administration

University Advisory Board

The University Advisory Board was established in 1949 by legislation which authorized an advisory board to "encourage more two-way communication between each institution and its constituency." The University Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity in the development of programs of the institution, interpreting the needs of the community to the institution, and the institution's needs to the community, as well as to legislators and other groups. It is composed of distinguished citizens from throughout the state of California.

Please consult the President's Office for information regarding University Advisory Board members, meetings, and activities.

Office of the President


Paul J. Zingg — 898-5201

Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to the President

Karla Zimmerlee — 898-5201

Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs


Sandra M. Flake — 898-6101

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Lori Fuentes — 898-6905

Vice Provost for Research

Katherine J. Milo — 898-5700

Research and Sponsored Programs

Carol Sager, Director — 898-5700

University Public Events

Daniel DeWayne, Director — 898-5917

Undergraduate Education

William Loker, Dean — 898-5415

Honors Program

Frank Li, Director — 898-5749

Senior Vice Provost for Planning, Resource Allocation, & Evaluation

Arno Rethans — 898-6101

Institutional Research

William R. Allen, Interim Director — 898-6033

Foundation Business Operations

Richard Jackson, Executive Director — 898-6811

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Meredith Kelley — 898-4113

Academic Advising Programs

Lorraine Smith, Director — 898-5712

Lorraine Smith, Campus Retention Programs Director — 898-5712


Allan Bee, Director — 898-6322

Student Information System Support Services

Bruce D. Rowen, Assistant Vice Provost — 898-5727

Student Records & Registration

Jean H. Irving, Registrar — 898-5143

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Rhonda Allen, Director — 898-5029

Faculty & Staff Assistance Programs

Clarice Reutlinger, Liaison — 898-4645

Vice Provost for Information Resources & Chief Information Officer

William E. Post — 898-6212

Associate Vice Provost for Information Resources

Phyllis Weddington — 898-5615

Information Security

Brooke F. Banks, Officer — 898-6859

Academic Technologies

Kathy Fernandes, Director — 898-6112

Enterprise Applications

Andy Miller, Senior Applications Director — 898-5338

Communications Services

Scott Claverie, Director — 898-4616

Meriam Library

Sarah Blakeslee, Interim University Librarian — 898-5862

Computing and User Support

Jerry Ringel, Director — 898-5862

Office of Graduate Studies

Katherine J. Milo, Dean — 898-6880

Deans of the Colleges

The College of Agriculture

Jennifer Ryder Fox, Dean — 898-5131

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Gayle E. Hutchinson, Dean — 898-6171

The College of Business

Willie E. Hopkins, Dean — 898-6272

The College of Communication & Education

Phyllis Fernlund, Dean — 898-4015

The College of Engineering, Computer Science,& Construction Management

Michael Ward, Dean — 898-5963

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Joel Zimbelman, Dean — 898-5351

The College of Natural Sciences

Margaret A. Owens, Interim Dean — 898-6121

The Center for Regional & Continuing Education

Debra E. Barger, Dean — 898-6105

Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance

Vice President

Lorraine Hoffman — 898-6231

Special Assistant to Vice President for Business & Finance

Jan Burnham — 898-6231

Assistant Vice President for Business & Finance

Dave Foreman — 898-5103

Assistant Vice President for Budget & Resource Management

Stacie Corona — 898-5931

Procurement & Contracting Services

Sara Rumiano, Director — 898-5134

Student Financial Services

Jan Burnham, Director — 898-5936

Facilities Planning

TBA, Executive Dean and Director — 898-6235

Facilities Management & Services

Dennis Frazier, Interim Director — 898-6222

Environmental Health & Safety

Marvin Pratt, Assistant Director — 898-5126

Labor Relations

TBA, Director — 898-6771

Employment Practices and Dispute Resolution

Maurice L. Bryan, Director — 898-6771

Payroll, Benefits, and Human Resources Information Systems

Rebecca Cagle, Manager — 898-6771

Staff Human Resources

TBA, Director — 898-6771

University Police and Public Safety Services

Eric Reichel, Chief — 898-5555

Risk Management

Michael Thorpe, Risk Manager — 898-6588

Business Information Systems

Beth Kissinger, Interim Director — 898-5537

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President

Drew Calandrella — 898-6131

Assistant to Vice President for Student Affairs

Mary Quiring — 898-6131

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Pedro Douglas — 898-6131

Career Center

James N. Starmer, Director — 898-5253

Counseling and Wellness

Mimi Bommersbach, Interim Director — 898-6345

Disability Support Services

Sandra K.Parsons-Ellis, Director — 898-5959

Educational Opportunity Program

Chela Mendoza Patterson, Director — 898-6831

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Dan Reed, Director — 898-6451

Intercollegiate Athletics

Anita S. Barker, Director — 898-6470

Student Judicial Affairs

Connie Huyck, Interim Director — 898-6897

Student Health Service

Catherine D. Felix, Director — 898-5241

Student Activities

Richard G. Rees, Director — 898-5396

University Housing & Food Service

David B. Stephen, Director — 898-6325

Office of the Vice President for University Advancement

Vice President

Richard E. Ellison — 898-3590

Assistant to the Vice President

Flynn Hoffman — 898-3590

Senior Associate Vice President

Robert E. Alber — 898-5297

Advancement and Donor Relations

Linda A. Koch, Director — 898-3590

Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Gary Salberg, Director — 

Alumni and Parent Relations

Susan M. Anderson, Director — 898-6472

Public Affairs and Publications

Joe Wills, Director — 898-4143

The Faculty

The Constitution of the Faculty of CSU, Chico provides that the faculty shall consist of the following: professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, and coaches. In addition, it includes the president, professional librarians, and student services professionals (academic related).

The constitution further provides that "It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Faculty to formulate, recommend, review, and revise all academic, personnel, and professional policies, including fiscal policies related thereto, broadly and liberally defined." These and other duties and responsibilities are delegated by the faculty to the Academic Senate.

The faculty is listed in each academic program chapter and the faculty Index.

The Academic Senate

The Academic Senate consists of thirty-four elected and ten ex-officio faculty members. It exercises those legislative and advisory powers that rest with the faculty. Members, except ex-officio members, are elected as follows: seven members elected at large (two are systemwide senators); twenty-seven members distributed among the colleges (including Information Resources). Regular elections are held in April or May, as the Executive Committee shall set.

Jennifer Meadows, Chair (2010-11) — 898-6201

Standing Committees of the Academic Senate:

  • Faculty & Student Policies Committee
  • Educational Policies & Programs Committee

Staff Council

The Staff Council is an organization that allows staff to discuss matters of concern and interest not addressed through collective bargaining. Guests are invited to monthly meetings to inform staff about issues in the University. The council consists of thirty-six elected and three ex-officio members. A slate of officers is elected from within the constituency.

The primary role of Staff Council is to promote positive communication between University staff and the administration, faculty, students, and community. The council also implements programs and projects that are designed to benefit the staff and University. To fulfill this role, the council is involved in special projects including staff scholarships, staff development, on-campus blood drives, the University's Needy Children Program, and the Staff Awards Luncheon.

Paula Scholtes, Chair (2010-11) — 898-6156

The Alumni Association

Founded in 1892, the Alumni Association is an organization of graduates and former students of the University which provides a link between the campus and its alumni. It keeps alumni informed of current developments in the classroom, in continuing education, and of local and national trends in higher education. The Association also provides updates on fellow alumni and former classmates and supports University programs and activities in a variety of ways. These include scholarships, special funding for University projects, and a student emergency loan fund. Alumni volunteers are ready to give their time to the University as needed. The Association also carries on a planned program of alumni chapter meetings throughout the state.

Susan M. Anderson, Director — 898-6472

Auxiliary Organizations

The authority for CSU auxiliary organizations and their purposes are derived from the Education Code (Education Code, Section 89900, California Code of Regulations, and in Title 5, Sections 42401-2, 42500). The sole purpose of CSU auxiliaries is to serve the University. As appropriate, auxiliaries must also be responsive to their state and federal corporate nonprofit status. Existing CSU, Chico auxiliaries are the Research Foundation, University Foundation, and Associated Students.

It is CSU, Chico policy that campus auxiliaries exist to support the University's mission and the strategic plan, which implements that mission as determined by the president of the University. Specific obligations of campus auxiliaries are to provide University-approved services and financial support for the mission and strategic plan of the University. (EM 98-26)

The Associated Students

The Associated Students (AS) is an independent student non-profit corporation owned and governed by the students under the leadership of an elected board of directors.

In addition to being the student government of the campus, the AS operates the campus Bookstore and Dining Services. Although student government operates somewhat independently, it is expected to establish channels for student participation in the governance of the University. The AS provides services, facilities, and amenities, and implements a broad spectrum of educational, social, and cultural programs to enrich campus life. See also the chapter "Belonging."

AS President — 898-5701

David Buckley, Executive Director — 898-6411

The Research Foundation

The CSU, Chico Research Foundation, a non-profit corporation, exists to manage a variety of externally funded projects which directly and indirectly support the University's mission and strategic plan. The Foundation serves as the recipient of all grants and contracts awarded to the University. In fiscal year 1999/2000, the University received over 400 projects with awards totaling nearly $30 million. The Research Foundation also provides a vehicle for the University to engage in entrepreneurial and other projects that provide funds, equipment, and other support not otherwise available through the state.

The University Foundation

The University Foundation, California State University, Chico, was organized and incorporated as a non-profit California corporation in 1940 to support activities for the University that otherwise could not be provided through state-supported funds. In 1997 the University Foundation's function became solely philanthropic and as such administers bequests, charitable trusts, special gifts, gift annuities, scholarship, endowments, and donor-advised funds. The University Foundation Administers the University gift endowment program.

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