Pacific Oaks College offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with a culture-centered education approach. This approach defines who we are as a community of learners, and emphasizes the value we place on both human difference and commonality. Throughout every aspect of the Pacific Oaks experience, students are encouraged to recognize and nurture the uniqueness and inherent potential that each brings to the table, and to use the diversity of experience, heredity, abilities, and perspective to create a community of mutual understanding and respect.
Governance, Leadership and Administration
Pacific Oaks College is governed by a Board of Trustees, which meets three times a year and oversees policy decisions for areas that include academic affairs, institutional advancement, student services, and business and financial affairs.
Board of Trustees
Fred Marcus, Esq. (Chair)
Valerie Coachman-Moore, M.P.H. (Vice Chair)
Priscilla Burgess Gamb
Victoria F. Burwell, M.B.A.
Renatta Cooper, M.A.
Ryan Eisenberg, Ed.D.
Michael Horowitz, Ph.D.
Terrence “Joe” Layng, Ph.D.
Teresa Nuno, M.Ed
Jack Paduntin, D.B.M., President
Angela M. Vazquez, M.S.W.
Patricia A. Breen Ph.D., President Emeritus
Dorothy Farris, Trustee Emeritus
Office of the President
Dr. Jack Paduntin is the President of Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School.
Reporting directly to the president and overseeing the day-to-day operations of Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School are members of the Cabinet.
Carrie B. Zalkind, Director of the President’s Office & Board Affairs, Secretary to Cabinet*
Yug Fon Chiquito, Vice President, Financial and Administrative Operations*
Jane Sawyer, Associate Vice President of Human Resources*
Marcia Bankirer, Ph.D., San Jose Campus Dean*
Michael Patton, Associate Vice President of Admissions*
Robert Boyman, Executive Director, Pacific Oaks Children’s School*
Elizabeth Chamberlain, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education
Terry Webster, Ph.D., Dean, School of Human Development
Rebecca Rojas, Ph.D., Dean, School of Cultural and Family Psychology
Johanna Atienza, Director of Advancement & External Relations*
Bree Cook, Psy.D, Vice President, Academic Affairs*
Dave Craft, Dean of Students*
Donald Grant, Psy.D, Executive Director, Center for Community & Social Impact
Theodore von Heiland Jr., Project Administrator, *
M’Isha Starks, Ed.D, Registrar
*Members of Executive Cabinet