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Governance

The COAST governance structure 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, appointed 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 all as a List​​.  


Ocean Studies Institute

Consortium Representative

  • Larry Allen, Director​

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Consortium Representative

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

Chico

Faculty Representatives

  • Emily Fleming Neuster, Biological Sciences
  • Amanda Banet, 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

  • Paul Bourdeau, Biological Sciences
  • Christine Cass, Oceanography

Administrative Representative

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

Maritime

Faculty Representatives

  • Alejandro Cifuentes-Lorenzen, Sciences and Mathematics
  • Michael Holden, Mechanical Engineering

Administrative Representative

  • Kevin Mandernack, Dean, School of Letters and Sciences

Sacramento

Faculty Representatives

  • Timothy Davidson, Biology
  • Amy Wagner, Geology

Administrative Representative

  • vacant​

San Francisco

Faculty Representatives

  • Karen Crow, Biology
  • Ellen Hines, Geography & Environment (COAST Executive Committee)

Administrative Representative

  • Karina Nielsen, Director, Estuary & Ocean Science Center (COAST Executive Committee)

San José

Faculty Representatives

  • Scott Shaffer, Biological Sciences
  • Ryan Portner, Geology

Administrative Representative

  • Michael Kaufman, Dean, College of Science

Sonoma

Faculty Representatives

  • Mackenzie Zippay, 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, Associate Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics

Fresno

Faculty Representatives

  • Mathieu Richaud, Earth & Env. Sciences
  • Joshua Reece, 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

  • Alison Haupt, School of Natural Sciences
  • Cheryl Logan, School of Natural Sciences ​

Administrative Representative

  • Cindy Lopez, Director, Sponsored Programs

San Luis Obispo

Faculty Representatives

  • Emily Bockmon, Biological Sciences
  • Sean Lema, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

  • Dean Wendt, Dean of Research

Stanislaus

Faculty Representatives

  • Ritin Bhaduri, Biological Sciences
  • Horacio Ferriz, Geology

Administrative Representative

  • David Evans, Dean, College of Science

Channel Islands

Faculty Representatives

  • Dan Reineman, Environmental Science and Resource Management
  • Jose Castro, Communications

Administrative Representative

  • Vandana Kohli, Dean, Arts & Sciences

Dominguez Hills

Faculty Representatives

  • Charlene McCord, Biology​
  • 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

  • Kerry Nichols, 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

  • Britt Leatham, Geological Sciences
  • James Noblet, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Administrative Representative

  • Sally McGill, Associate Dean, Natural Sciences

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
  • John Eme, Biological Sciences

Administrative Representative

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

Staff

Presidents’ Council