Ellen J. Neufeldt was appointed CSU San Marcos’ fourth president in May 2019. She came to CSUSM from Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as vice president of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services from 2011 until her appointment at CSUSM.
Before joining ODU, Dr. Neufeldt served as vice president of Student Affairs at Salisbury University, where she oversaw 15 offices and programs, including admissions, athletics and campus recreation, career services and student activities. Her higher education experience also includes serving as assistant vice chancellor for Student Development and dean of Student Life at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
B.S., Business Administration, Tennessee Technological University M.A., Educational Psychology and Counselor Education, Tennessee Technological University Ed.D., Education, University of Tennessee at Knoxville