Academic Affairs

Mark Hower, PhD, Provost/CEO
Alaine Chapple, Executive Assistant to the Provost

Academic Program Offices

Kirsten Grimstad, PhD, Co-Chair, Division of Undergraduate Studies
MeHee Hyun, PhD, Co-Chair, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Audrey Mandelbaum, Administrative Director
Rosa Garza-Mourino, Director, External Partnerships
Christopher Pruitt, BA Program Coordinator
J. Cynthia McDermott, EdD, Chair, Education Department
Debbie Magana, Education Program Coordinator
Susan Nero, PhD, Chair, Management Studies Department
Danielle Minobe, Management Studies Department Program Coordinator
Joy Turek, PhD, Chair, Psychology Department
Grant Elliot, PhD, Director, Affiliated Graduate Psychology Programs
Amanda Kemphues, Psychology Program Coordinator
Samantha Gennuso, Psychology Program Coordinator
Donald Strauss, MFA, Chair, Sustainability Studies Program
Catherine McDonald, Sustainability Studies Program Coordinator
Steve Heller, MFA, EdD, Chair, Creative Writing Department
Natalie Truman, MFA Program Coordinator
Howie Davidson, MFA Program Coordinator

Bridge Program
Kathryn Pope, Program Director
Russell Thornhill, Co-Director

Satellite Locations
110 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92260

515 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617

400 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

1933 South Broadway, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 9007

21545 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454


Tony Urban, Director of Admissions Recruitment
Erica Ifill, Admissions Counselor
Rossaleana Williams, Admissions Counselor
Andrea Williams, Admissions Counselor
Amanda Jones, Admissions Counselor

Campus Services Center

Sandy Lee, Chief Operations Officer
Tara Foley,  Facilities Associate
Lauren Moran, Online Booksales & Facilities Coordinator
Jorge Luis, Campus Services Assistant
Bryan Powell, Campus Services Center Assistant

Clinical Training Office

Sara J. Lederer, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training
Amy Ezell, Assistant Director, Clinical Training Office
Barbara Spielberg, Clinical Training Assistant

Communication & Marketing

Karen Hamilton, Campus Marketing Manager

Computing and Technology (IT)

Pedro Lopez, Network Administrator*
Angel Hernandez, Support Technician*

Counseling Center

Eric Day, PhD, Director
Jill Howe-Vercos, Manager

Enrollment Management & Student Services

Emelita Dacanay, Executive Director of Enrollment Management
Yaru Wang, Enrollment Retention Associate
Jaskaram K. Khalsa, Senior Integrated Student Services Advisor
Francis Hernandez, Integrated Student Services Advisor

Lisa Lepore, Student Advocacy & Student Engagement
Sandy Lee, Student Conduct Officer & Supervisor of the Veterans Resource Office (VRO)
Kenneth Pienkos, Career Services Advisor


David Houser, Corporate Controller*
Dawn Jackson, Finance Manager

Financial Aid

Eulanie Bumagat, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Kaitlin Evans, Financial Aid Counselor
Lisa Ferguson, Financial Aid Counselor

Human Resources

Monica Cornejo, HR Coordinator


Lisa Lepore, Director of Library Services
Kenneth Pienkos, Reference & Instruction Librarian; Career Services Advisor

For a campus directory, please see here.

* University Central Employee