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 Coachmen-Moore, M.P.H. (Vice Chair)
Priscilla Burgess Gamb
Renatta Cooper, M.A.
Ryan Eisenberg, Ed.
Michael Horowitz, Ph.D.
Terrence “Joe” Layng, Ph.D.
Albert J. Morell, Ph.D.
Teresa Nuno, M.Ed
Patricia A. Breen 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.
Carolyn Mathis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources*
Marcia Bankirer, Ph.D., San Jose Campus Dean*
Michael Patton, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Frank Frias, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Yug Fon Chiquito, Vice President, Financial and Administrative Operations
Robert Boyman, Executive Director, Pacific Oaks Children’s School*
Johanna Atienza, Director of Advancement & External Relations*
Bree Cook, Psy.D, Vice President, Academic Affairs*
Theresa Greene, Vice President, Educational & Institutional Effectiveness
Donald Grant, Psy.D, Dean, School of Human Development
Elizabeth Chamberlain, Ed.D, Dean, School of Education
Marilyn Payan, Registrar
Carrie B. Zalkind, Executive Assistant to the President, Secretary to Cabinet*
*Members of Executive Cabinet