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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 and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President

Debra Larson — 898-6101

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Lori Fuentes — 898-6905

Chico State Enterprises

Mary Sidney, Chief Executive Officer — 898-6811

Vice Provost for Academic Programs

Daniel S. Grassian — 898-6894

Graduate Studies

Sharon A. Barrios, Interim Dean — 898-4473

International Education and Global Engagement

Jennifer Gruber, Interim Associate Vice President — 898-5414

Undergraduate Education

Kate McCarthy, Dean — 898-6650

Budget and Academic Resources

Jennifer Mays, Executive Director — 898-6566

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Brian Oppy — 898-5609

Labor Relations, Academic Personnel

Denise Hardy, Director — 898-5401

Acting Vice Provost for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer

Andy Miller — 898-6212

Associate Vice Provost for Information Resources


Institutional Research

Thomas C. Rosenow, Interim Director — 898-5556

Information Security Office

Rob McQueen, Information Security Officer — 898-6520

Meriam Library

Jodi Shepherd, Interim Dean — 898-5394

Regional & Continuing Education

Clare Van Ness, Interim Dean — 898-6105

College Deans

College of Agriculture

John A. Unruh, Dean — 898-5844

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Eddie Vela, Dean — 898-6171

College of Business

Terence J. Lau, Dean — 898-6272

College of Communication and Education

Angela Trethewey, Dean — 898-4015

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

Blake Wentz, Dean — 898-5963

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Tracy Butts, Dean — 898-5351

College of Natural Sciences

David M. Hassenzahl, Dean — 898-6121

Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance

Vice President

Ann Sherman — 898-6231

Acting Associate Vice President of Budget and Operations

Annabel Grimm — 898-3701

Associate Vice President for Facilities and Capital Projects

Michael Guzzi — 898-6222

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Sheryl Woodward — 898-6771

Associate Vice President of Financial Services

Stacie Corona — 898-5103

University Police

Matthew Dillon, Chief of Police — 898-5555

Labor Relations and Compliance/Title IX/Cleary/DHR Administrator

Dylan Saake, Director — 898-3116

Business Information Technology Systems

Rebecca Cagle, Director — 898-5435

Energy & Sustainability

Cheri Chastain, Manager — 898-3875

Environmental Health & Safety

Marvin Pratt, Director — 898-5126

Facilities Operations

Randy Southall, Director — 898-4080

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Ron Barker, Director — 898-5606

Financial Systems & Data Reporting

Michelle Korte, Director — 898-5207

Payroll, Benefits, and Human Resources Information Systems

Rebecca Cagle, Director — 898-6771

Planning, Design & Construction

Zachary Smith, Director — 898-5653

Procurement & Contracting Services

Sara Rumiano, Director — 898-5270

Risk Management, Business Services (Bus, Mail, Shipping/Receiving, Property)

Michael Thorpe, Risk Manager — 898-6588

Student Financial Services

Anna Magana, Director — 898-5936

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Interim Vice President

Thomas Rios — 898-6131

Interim Executive Assistant to Vice President for Student Affairs

Josie Gilmore — 898-6131

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Sandy K. Parsons-Ellis — 898-6131

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Services

Jerry Ross — 898-4113

Assistant Vice President for University Advisement

Kaitlyn Baumgartner Lee — 898-5712

Accessibility Resource Center

Holly Hunt, Director — 898-5959

Office of Admissions

vacant, Director — 898-6322

Career Center

Megan Odom, Director — 898-5253

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Michelle Morris, Director — 898-4764

Early Outreach and Support Programs

Cecilia Santillan-Robles, Director — 898-6831

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Dan Reed, Director — 898-6451

Intercollegiate Athletics

Anita Barker, Athletic Director — 898-6470

Latinx Equity & Success

Teresita Curiel, Director — 898-3024

Off-Campus Student Services

Megan Kurtz, Director — 898-6131

Office of the Registrar

Michael C. Allen, University Registrar — 898-5142

Recreational Sports

Kendall Ross, Director — 898-4444

Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities

Emily Peart, Director — 898-6897

Student Life and Leadership

Mary Wallmark, Director — 898-5396

University Housing

Connie Huyck, Executive Director — 898-6325

WellCat Services

Juanita Mottley, Executive Director  — 898-5241

Office of the Vice President for University Advancement

Vice President

Ahmad M. Boura — 898-5830

Associate Vice President for University Advancement

Evelyn K. Buchanan — 898-3679

Finance and Administration

Pamela Hollis, Executive Director — 898-3402


Caitlin Ashley Baumann, Executive Coordinator — 898-4143

Alumni and Parent Engagement

Jay R. Friedman, Executive Director — 898-6472

University Advancement Services

Dwight Seuser, Executive Director —898-4405

University Communications

Stephen Cummins, Interim Executive Director — 898-4143

University Public Engagement

Stephen Cummins, Director — 898-5917


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 see the full Constitution of the Faculty of CSU, Chico

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.

Chiara Ferrari, Chair — 898-6379

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 Joy of Giving Program, and the Staff Awards Luncheon.

Tawnie Peterson, Chair — 898-3209

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.

Jay R. Friedman, Executive 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 Chico State Enterprises, 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 98-026).

Associated Students

The Associated Students (AS) is an independent student nonprofit 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 Dining Services and facilitates the leasing of the Chico State Bookstore. Although student government operates somewhat independently, it establishes proper 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.

Jamie Clyde, Executive Director — 898-6411

AS President — 898-5701

Chico State Enterprises

Chico State Enterprises (formerly the CSU, Chico Research Foundation), a nonprofit corporation, exists to manage a variety of externally funded projects which directly and indirectly support the University's mission and strategic plan. CSE serves as the recipient of all grants and contracts awarded to the University. CSE administers hundreds of projects annually with annual revenues of about $35-$30 million. CSE 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.

Mary Sidney, Chief Executive Officer — 898-6467

University Foundation

The University Foundation, California State University, Chico, was organized and incorporated as a nonprofit 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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