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Pacific Oaks College    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
  Oct 27, 2021
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook


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

Valerie Coachman-Moore, M.P.H. (Chair)

Priscilla Burgess Gamb, B.A. ( Vice Chair)

Victoria F. Burwell, M.B.A.

Ryan Eisenberg, Ed.D

Michael Horowitz, Ph.D.

Dawn A. Kurtz, Ph.D.

Terrence “Joe” Layng, Ph.D.

Stacey Lydon, M.A.

Fred marcus, Esq., J.D.

Teresa Nuno, M.Ed

Jack Paduntin, D.B.M., President

Vernon H. Taylor, M.A.

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.

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.


Carrie B. Zalkind, Chief of Staff, Secretary to Cabinet*

Yug Fon Chiquito, Associate Vice President, Financial and Administrative Operations*

Jane Sawyer, Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness*

Marcia Bankirer, Ph.D., San Jose Campus Dean*

Michael Lopez-Patton, Dean of Students*

Heather Fallon, Associate Vice President, Admissions*

Jerell Hill, Ed.D, Dean, School of Education

Terry Webster, Ph.D., Dean, School of Human Development

Andrew Kami, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Cultural and Family Psychology

Johanna Atienza, J.D., Associate Vice President, Advancement & External Relations*

Bree E. Cook, Psy.D, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer & Accreditation Liason Office (ALO)*

Judy Castro, Ed.D, Associate Vice President of Partnership Development*

Judith Krause, Director of Academics, Pacific Oaks Children’s School*

*Members of Executive Cabinet

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