• The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Governor of California
    State Capitol Sacramento 95814
  • The Honorable Cruz Bustamante
    Lieutenant Governor of California
    State Capitol Sacramento 95814
  • The Honorable Fabian Nunez
    Speaker of the Assembly
    State Capitol Sacramento 95814
  • The Honorable Jack O'Connell
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    721 Capitol Mall Sacramento 95814
  • Dr. Charles B. Reed
    Chancellor of the California State University
    401 Golden Shore Long Beach 90802-4210


  • The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Murray Galinson
  • Roberta Achtenberg
  • Christine Helwick
  • Richard West


Appointments are for a term of eight years, except student, alumni, and faculty trustees whose terms are for two years. Terms expire in the year in parentheses. Names are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Roberta Achtenberg (2007)
  • Jeffrey Bleich (2011)
  • Herbert Carter (2011)
  • Carol Chandler (2012)
  • Moctesuma Esparza (2008)
  • Debra S. Farar (2006)
  • Robert Foster (2006)
  • Murray L. Galinson (2007)
  • George Gowgani (2010)
  • Melinda Guzman-Moore (2012)
  • Eric Guerra (2005)
  • William Hauck (2009)
  • Raymond Holdsworth (2011)
  • Ricardo F. Icaza (2008)
  • Corey Jackson (2006)
  • Kathleen Kaiser (2005)
  • M. Alexander Lopez (2004)
  • Shailesh J. Mehta (2005)
  • Frederick W. Pierce IV (2004)
  • Kyriakos Tsakipoulos (2009)
  • Anthony M. Vitti (2005)
Correspondence with Trustees should be sent:

<c/o Trustees Secretariat
The California State University
401 Golden Shore, Suite 136
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210


The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210 562-951-4000


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.


Paul J. Zingg  898 5201
Executive Assistant to the President
Carol L. Berg  898 5201
Associate Vice President for Advancement
Robert Alber (Interim)  898 5297
Development & Advancement Services
Linda A. Koch, Director  898 5297
Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Gary Salberg, Director  898 5297


Provost, Vice President, and Vice Provost for Research
Scott G. McNall  898 6101
Assistant to the Provost & Office Manager
Diane Wright  898 6101
Honors Program
Andrea Lerner, Director 898 5749
University Public Events
Daniel DeWayne, Director  898 5917
Vice Provost for Research
Katherine Milo  898 4779
Sponsored Projects
Jeff Wright, Director  898 5700
Vice Provost for Planning, Resource Allocation, & Evaluation
Rethans  898 6101
Jennifer Robison, Analyst  898 6909
Academic Publications, Facilities, & Database Services
James W. "Jim" Jessee, Director 898 4535
Deborah L. Kuechel, Analyst  898 5067
Claudia Vinsonhaler, Analyst  898 4158
Donna Killingsworth, Analyst  898 4688
Charles C. Worth, Director 898 5624
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Robert L. Hannigan 898 4428
Karen Ward, Analyst  898 5945
Academic Advising Programs
Spencer Bolich, Director  898 5712
Student Records & Registration
Bruce Rowen, Registrar 898 4574
Vice Provost for Human Resources
Brenda L. Aden 898 5029
Linda Henderson, Analyst 898 5029
Employment Practices and Employee Disability Program
Ingrid Cordes, Director  898 6435
Payroll, Benefits, and System Support Services
Andi Beach, Director 898 6435 Staff
Personnel Programs
Jakki Thomas, Director 898 6771
Vice Provost for Information Resources & Chief Information Officer
William Post 898 6212
Susan Greco, Analyst 898 6212
Academic Technologies
Kathy Fernandes, Director 898 6112
Application Development & Enterprise Design
Debra McElroberts, Director 898 5338
Computing and Communications Services
Beverly Thornton, Director 898 4616
Library Services
Carolyn Dusenbury, Director 898 5862
User Support Services
Jerry Ringel, Director 898 5862
School of Graduate, International, and Sponsored Programs
Susan Place, Interim Dean 898 5391
The Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies
Susan Place, Director 898 5249
Interdisciplinary Studies
Susan Place, Director 898 5802

Deans of the Colleges

The College of Agriculture
Charles A. Crabb, Dean  898 5131
The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Byron Jackson, Interim Dean  898 6171
The College of Business
Steve Adams, Interim Dean  898 6271
The College of Communication & Education
Phyllis Fernlund, Dean  898 4015
The College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Construction Management
Kenneth N. Derucher, Dean  898 5963
The College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Sarah Blackstone, Dean  898 5351
The College of Natural Sciences
James LJ. Houpis, Dean  898 6121
The Center for Regional & Continuing Education
Debra Barger, Dean  898 6105


Vice President
Dennis C. Graham  898 6231
Admin. Assistant & Office Manager
Teresa Arnold 898 6231
Internal Audits & Financial Analyst
Bill Jones, Director  898 6231
Associate Vice President for Financial Services
George Wellman  898 5103
Accounting Operations
Cindy Cleland, Director   898 5103
Budget Analysis & Research
Susan P. Cottrell, Director   898 5931
Procurement & Contracting Services
Patrice M. Hannemann, Director 898 4441
Student Financial Services
Jan Burnham, Director   898 5936
Facilities Planning
Greg Francis, Director   898 6235
Facilities Management & Services
Glennda Morse, Director   898 6222
Environmental Health & Safety
Ken Sator, Director   898 5126
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
Beverly Ford, Director   898 4645
Public Safety & Services
Lesile Deniz   898 5372
Risk Management
Stephanie Yule   898 6278
Business & Finance Technologies
Miles Allen, Director   898 5189
Foundation Business Operations
Richard Jackson, Admin Officer   898 6811


Vice President
Jim Moon   898 6131
Administrative Assistant & Office Manager
Mary Martinez-Quiring   898 6131
Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of Student Activities
Herman Ellis   898 5396
Alumni and Parent Relations
Susan M. Anderson, Director 898 6472
Career Planning & Placement
James N. Starmer, Director 898 5253
Educational Support Programs
Chris Malone, Associate Director 898 6831
Financial Aid
Meredith Kelley, Director   898 6451
Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports
Anita Barker, Director   898 6470
Psychological Counseling, Wellness Center & Testing
Donald S. Graham, Director    898 6345
Public Affairs and Publications
Joe Wills, Director   898 4143
Special Projects and Student Judicial Affairs
Mary Oling Ottoo, Director   898 6897
Student Health Service
Pedro Douglas, Director   898 5241
University Housing & Food Service
David Stephan, Director    898 6325


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 consists of twenty-nine elected and eight 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: six members elected at large (three are systemwide senators); twenty-three members distributed among the colleges (including Information Resources). Regular elections are held in April or May, as the Executive Committee shall set.

Marc Siegall, Chair (2004/05) 898-6201

Standing Committees of the Academic Senate: Faculty & Student Policies Committee Educational Policies & Programs Committee


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 Needy Children's Project, and the Staff Spring Awards Luncheon.

Ann Schwab, Chair (2004/05) 898-6156


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


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 is an independent student non-profit corporation owned and controlled by the students under the leadership of an elected board of directors.

In addition to being the student government of the campus, the Associated Students operates the campus bookstore and food services. Although student government operates somewhat independently, it is expected to establish channels for student participation in the governance of the university. The Associated Students provides services, facilities, and amenities not available from state funds and implements a broad spectrum of educational, social, and cultural programs to enrich campus life. See also the chapter "Belonging."

Adam Dondro A.S. President (2004/05) 898-5701
David Buckley A.S. General Manager 898-6002

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 and endowment program.