Nancy J. Dority
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
Nancy Dority leads the Admissions and Records Enrollment Services Department. These departments include Admissions, Evaluations, Graduation, the TDA Unit, Registration, Records and the A&R Technical Team. The goal of these units is to be as responsive as possible to students, parents and the entire campus community while implementing policies and procedures. Nancy is originally from the east coast where she spent 10 years in Admissions at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She received her MBA from the University of Redlands and her BA in French from Rutgers College.
Scott Hewitt, professor and vice chair of chemistry and biochemistry, currently serves as interim librarian. Since joining CSUF in 1991, he has served on more than 70 different committees at the college and University level, including the University Library Committee, Student Fee Advisory Committee, and 11 years on the Academic Senate (six years on the Senate Executive Committee, two years as vice chair and two years as chair). He received the University’s Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award in 2011.
Kari Knutson Miller
Interim Associate Vice President, International Programs/Dean, University Extended Education
As interim dean/AVP, Kari Knutson-Miller manages several departments and programs, including International Programs, University Extended Education, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Fullerton Arboretum. She earned her doctorate from Arizona State University, joined the department of Child and Adolescent Studies in 1999, and served as department chair since 2007.
Lisa Jernberg Kopecky
Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations and Finance
As Assistant Vice President, Lisa is the division manager of facility (planning, improvements and use) and fiscal (planning, budget and procurement, agreement processing) resources, information security, academic operations, and pay processing. Lisa began her career with the Corporate Credit Union League in New York. She served as vice president/director of marketing for New England Savings Bank and then Director of Academic Operations and Summer Session for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) prior to joining CSUF in February 2002. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Bryant College and an M.B.A. from WPI.
Gladys S. Maldoon
Executive Assistant to the Provost
As Executive Assistant, Gladys is in charge of managing the Provost’s projects, including overseeing all project and meeting materials for the Provost; serving as the Division Human Resources Liaison; and managing all day-to-day administrative functions for the Provost’s office. Gladys began working for Cal State Fullerton in 2001 in the Division of Information Technology, and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in comparative religion from Cal State Fullerton.
Shari G. McMahan
Deputy Provost & Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer (RCATT)
As Deputy Provost, Shari McMahan is responsible for coordinating the management of assigned elements of the Academic Affairs Division with significant focus on academic resources, services, and faculty affairs, as well as fortifying and supporting strategic innovation throughout the Division’s operations. As Interim AVP for RCATT, Shari provides leadership to enhance research and graduate education on campus. She joined the faculty in 2000 and was appointed dean of HHD in 2011.
Associate Vice President, Academic Programs
As AVP for Academic Programs, Peter has responsibility for the planning, direction, and implementation of academic programs and policies for undergraduate and graduate education, general education, online education, university advisement, assessment of learning outcomes, institutional and programmatic accreditation, program performance reviews, and various other university and system-wide programmatic initiatives. Prior to joining CSU, Fullerton, Dr. Nwosu served at Tennessee State University, Nashville, and CSU, Northridge and Sacramento respectively.
Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
As Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Barry supervises the Office of Faculty Affairs and Records as well as the Faculty Development Center. He serves as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Affairs Committee as well as the Faculty Development Center Board. He also serves the Office of Academic Affairs as a resource on collective bargaining issues as well as UPS clarification. He is currently working on updating the Faculty Handbook.
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Analytical Studies
Ed provides leadership for Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies and the Scheduling Office; provides ad hoc and reoccurring analytical support for the Provost, university leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external audiences; monitors internal and external factors affecting the university and provide recommendations for campus efforts in planning, policy development, and institutional effectiveness; and ensures quality of CSU Fullerton analytical files used by the CSU Chancellor’s Office in system-wide analyses. Ed joined the university in February 2003. He previously had similar roles at the University of Southern California where he earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in educational psychology and his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.