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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


Gayle E. Hutchinson — 898-5201

Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to the President

Brooke Banks, Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to the President — 898-5201

Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost & Vice President

Debra Larson — 898-6101

Vice Provost for Academic Programs

William Loker (Interim)— 898-6894

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Lori Fuentes — 898-6905

Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs

Kevin Kelley (Interim Associate Vice President) — 898-5700

Research and Sponsored Programs

Matthew C. Bently, Director — 898-6622

Undergraduate Education


Honors Program

John R. Mahoney, Director — 898-3276

Vice Provost for Budget and Academic Resources

Jennifer Mays (Interim)— 898-6566

Institutional Research

Vacant — 898-6033

Foundation Business Operations

Katy Thoma,  Director — 898-6811

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Barbara Fortin — 898-4113

Academic Advising Programs

Kaitlyn Baumgartner Lee, Interim Director — 898-5712


Adam Stoltz, Director — 898-4430

Student Records & Registration

Daniel Parks, Registrar — 898-5142

Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Wenshu Lee, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs — 898-5029

Faculty & Staff Assistance Programs

Tami Toon, Confidential Administrative Support  — 898-5602

Karen vonBargen, Confidential Administrative Support  — 898-5608

Vice Provost for Information Resources & Chief Information Officer

Michael L. Schilling — 898-6212

Director Labor Relations (Faculty Affairs)

Evanne O'Donnell — 898-5609

Information Security Office

Mark Hendricks, Information Security Officer— 898-5615

Information Technology Planning and Projects

Vacant, Director of IT Planning & Projects — 898-6212

Academic Technologies

Mike Magrey, Associate Director — 898-6469

Enterprise Applications and Data Services

Andy Miller, Senior Applications Director — 898-3169

Computing and Communications Services

Scott Claverie, Director — 898-4616

Meriam Library

Sarah Blakeslee, Interim University Librarian — 898-4244

Office of Graduate Studies

Sharon Barrios, Interim Dean — 898-4473

Deans of the Colleges

The College of Agriculture

David Daley, Interim Dean — 898-4539

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Eddie Vela, Dean — 898-6171

The College of Business

Judith Hennessey, Dean — 898-6272

The College of Communication & Education

Angela Trethewey, Dean — 898-4015

The College of Engineering, Computer Science,& Construction Management

Ricardo Jacquez, Dean — 898-5963

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Robert Knight, Dean — 898-5351

The College of Natural Sciences

David Hassenzahl, Dean — 898-6121

The Center for Regional & Continuing Education

Debra E. Barger, Dean — 898-6105

Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance

Interim Vice President

James A Hyatt — 898-6231

Associate Vice President for Financial Services and University Budget

Stacie Corona — 898-5931

Procurement & Contracting Services

Sara Rumiano, Director — 898-5134

Student Financial Services

Anna Magana, Director — 898-5936

Facilities Planning

Lynda Miracle, Director of Planning, Design & Construction — 898-3466

Facilities Management & Services

Luis Caraballo, Director — 898-6222

Environmental Health & Safety

Marvin Pratt, Director — 898-5126

Labor Relations and Compliance

Dylan Saake, Director — 898-3116

Payroll, Benefits, and Human Resources Information Systems

Rebecca Cagle, Manager — 898-6771

Staff Human Resources

Sharyn Abernatha, Assistant Vice President  — 898-6771

University Police and Public Safety Services

Robyn Hearne, Chief — 898-5555

Risk Management

Michael Thorpe, Risk Manager — 898-6588

Business Information Technology Systems

Beth Kissinger, Interim Director — 898-5007

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President

Pedro Douglas (Interim) — 898-6131

Assistant to Vice President for Student Affairs

Mary Quiring — 898-6131

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Herman Ellis (Interim) — 898-6131

Career Center

Megan Odom, Interim Director — 898-5253

Counseling and Wellness

Brian Reinhardt, Associate Director — 898-6345

Accessibility Resource Center

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, Athletic Director — 898-6470

Student Judicial Affairs

Lisa Root, Director — 898-6897

Title IX Coordinator

Pedro Douglas — 898-6131

Student Health Service

[Vacant], Chief Nursing Officer — 898-4287

Student Life and Leadership (formerly Student Activities)

Charles E. Carter, Director — 898-4101

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 — 898-3950

Megan Rawie —898-3590

Interim Associate Vice President for Development

Leslie L. Shibsted — 898-4432

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

University Public Events

Stephen Cummins, Director — 898-5917

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 in this catalog.
For more information and to see full Constitution of the Faculty of CSU, Chico, visit

The Academic Senate

The Academic Senate consists of thirty-one 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: eight members elected at large (two are systemwide senators); twenty-three members distributed among the colleges. Regular elections are held in April or May, as the Executive Committee shall set.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Boyd, Chair (2015-16 & 2016-17) — 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.

Michelle Berglund-Smith, Chair (2012-13) — 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. 

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.

Katy G. Thoma, Executive Director — 898-6811

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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