Prior to his appointment as president of CSU Dominguez Hills in 2012, Willie Hagan served as the interim president at CSU Fullerton. Previously, he served as CSU Fullerton's vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer. In that role, Hagan was responsible for all administrative, business and financial operations of CSU Fullerton's $380-million enterprise.
A results-oriented administrator with a collaborative work style and a proven ability to motivate and lead within the academic community, Hagan also served as CSU Fullerton's interim vice president for University Advancement from 2000-03 and was instrumental in the reorganization of that division.
Hagan holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Connecticut and a master of fine arts from UCLA. Before his service at CSU Fullerton, he served as associate vice president for administration at the University of Connecticut, and as a lobbyist for the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education at the state and federal level. Hagan has led U.S. political delegations to London and Taiwan as a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a bipartisan, nonprofit educational exchange organization dedicated to fostering relations between the next generation of political leaders in the United States and their international counterparts.