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Pacific Oaks College    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Spring Addendum 
  Jan 26, 2023
2017-2018 Academic Catalog with Spring Addendum [Archived Catalog]


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.

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.

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

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