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Governance

The COAST governance s​tructure​ calls for Faculty and Administrative Representatives from each campus and marine consortia. These Campus Representatives form the official decision-making body for COAST. They have official voting privileges on behalf of their campus and are responsible for communicating with campus faculty and administrators. The COAST Executive Committee is elected from the Campus Representatives and works closely with the Staff to oversee daily operations. Additionally, there is a Presidents’ Council, ap​pointed by the Chancellor and led by Dr. Eduardo Ochoa (CSUMB). COAST's activities are guided by its Strategic Plan​​.

Campus Representatives​

Select a campus from the drop down below to view the COAST Campus Representatives or view them as a list​​​​​.


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Ocean Studies Institute

Consortium Representative

  • Christopher G. Lowe, Chair

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Consortium Representative

  • James T. Harvey, Director (COAST Executive Committee)

Chico

Faculty Representatives

  • Emily Fleming Neuster, Biological Sciences
  • Tag Engstrom, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • David Hassenzahl, Dean, College of Natural Science

East Bay

Faculty Representatives

  • James Murray, Biological Sciences
  • Tyler Evans, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • Jason Singley, Dean, College of Science

Humboldt

Faculty Representatives

  • Brian Tissot, Biology, (COAST Executive Committee)
  • Christine Cass, Oceanography

Administrative Representative

  • Rick Zechman, Associate Dean, College of Natural Resources and Sciences

Maritime

Faculty Representatives

  • Alexander Parker, Science & Mathematics
  • Michael Holden, Mechanical Engineering

Administrative Representative

  • Rich Muller, Associate Director of Golden Bear Research Center

Sacramento

Faculty Representatives

  • Timothy Davidson, Biology
  • Amy Wagner, Geology

Administrative Representative

  • Joanna Mott, Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

San Francisco

Faculty Representatives

  • Karen Crow, Biology
  • Ellen Hines, Geography and Enviromental Studies (COAST Executive Committee)​

Administrative Representative

  • Karina Nielsen, Director, Romberg Tiburon Center

San José

Faculty Representatives

  • Scott Shaffer, Biological Sciences
  • Ryan Portner, Geology

Administrative Representative

  • Pamela Stacks, Associate Vice President, Research

Sonoma

Faculty Representatives

  • Sean Place, Biology
  • Daniel Crocker, Biology

Administrative Representative

  • Lynn Stauffer, Dean, School of Science and Technology

Bakersfield

Faculty Representatives

  • Antje Lauer, Biology
  • Amber Stokes, Biology

Administrative Representative

  • Todd McBride, Interim Associate Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering

Fresno

Faculty Representatives

  • Mathieu Richaud, Earth & Env. Sciences
  • Larry Riley, Biology

Administrative Representative

  • Chris Meyer, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Monterey Bay

Presidential Liaison

  • Andrew Lawson, Dean, College of Science (COAST Executive Committee)

Faculty Representatives

  • James Lindholm, Science and Enviromental Policy
  • Cheryl Logan, Science and Enviromental Policy

Administrative Representative

  • Cindy Lopez, Director, Sponsored Programs

San Luis Obispo

Faculty Representatives

  • Nikki Adams, Biological Sciences
  • Sean Lema, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • Dean Wendt, Dean of Research (COAST Executive Committee)

Stanislaus

Faculty Representatives

  • Ritin Bhaduri, Biological Sciences
  • Horacio Ferriz, Geology

Administrative Representative

  • David Evans, Dean, College of Science

Channel Islands

Faculty Representatives

  • Sean Anderson, Env. Sci. & Res. Mgmt.
  • Daniel Wakelee, Political Science​

Administrative Representative

  • James Meriwether, Dean, Arts and Sciences

Dominguez Hills

Faculty Representatives

  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Administrative Representative

  • Philip LaPolt, Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Fullerton

Faculty Representatives

  • Joseph Carlin​, Geological Sciences
  • Ryan Walter, Biological Science

Administrative Representative

  • Marie Johnson, Dean, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Long Beach

Faculty Representatives

  • Erika Holland, Biological Sciences
  • Douglas Pace, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • Curtis Bennett​, Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Los Angeles

Faculty Representatives

  • Mark Tufenkjian, Civil Engineering
  • Patrick Krug, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • Jason Shiotsugu, Director of Research

Northridge

Faculty Representatives

  • Robert Carpenter, Biology
  • Mark Steele, Biology

Administrative Representative

  • Jerry Stinner, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Pomona

Faculty Representatives

  • Jeff Marshall, Geological Sciences
  • Jayson Smith, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • Sadiq Shah, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development

San Bernardino

Faculty Representatives

  • Amy Gusick, Anthropology​
  • James Noblet, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Administrative Representative

  • ​ Cynthia Crawford, Interim Associate Provost, Academic Research

San Diego

Faculty Representatives

  • Brian Hentschel, Biology
  • Matt Edwards, Biology

Administrative Representative

  • Stephen Welter, Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Affairs

San Marcos

Faculty Representatives

  • Casey Mueller, Biological Sciences
  • Gerardo Dominguez, Physics

Administrative Representative

  • Katherine Kantardjieff, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics (COAST Executive Committee)
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Executive Committee

​Staff

Presidents’ Council

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