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Pacific Oaks College    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum 
  Sep 20, 2020
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum [Archived Catalog]


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.

President’s Cabinet

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