Pacific Oaks College offers both bachelor’s-completion and master’s degree programs with a culture-centered education approach. Our culture-centered 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 Coachmen-Moore, M.P.H. (Vice Chair)
Olin Barrett, M.B.A.
Priscilla Burgess Gamb
Renatta Cooper, M.A.
Michael Horowitz, Ph.D.
Terrence “Joe” Layng, Ph.D.
Albert J. Morell, Ph.D.
Teresa Nuno, M.Ed
Hon. Dickran Tevrizian, J.D.
Mary Turner Pattiz, Ph.D.
Patricia Breenm Ph.D., President
Dorothy Farris, Trustee Emeritus
Office of the President
Dr. Patricia Breen is the president of Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School. She was appointed as the tenth president of the institution by the Board of Trustees on May 1, 2015.
Reporting directly to the president and overseeing the day-to-day operations of Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School are members of the Cabinet.
Melanie Sauer, Chief Operating Officer*
Carolyn Mathis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources*
Terry Ratcliff, Ed.D., Dean of Academic Affairs*
Marcia Bankirer, Ph.D., San Jose Campus Dean*
Amy Seyerle, Director of President’s Office and Board Affairs*
Michael Pattoen, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Frank Frias, Associate Vice President of Student Services
Yug Fon Chiquito, Director of Finance
Robert Boyman, Executive Director, Pacific Oaks Children’s School
Bree Cook, Psy.D, Associate Dean, School of Cultural and Family Psychology
Theresa Greene, Ed.D, Associate Dean, Instructional Systems
Donald Grant, Psy.D, Associate Dean, School of Human Development
Elizabeth Chamberlain, Ed.D, Associate Dean, School of Education
Marilyn Payan, Registrar
Carrie Zailkind (Secretary to Cabinet)
*Members of Executive Cabinet