Harry Le Grande
Harry Le Grande, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of UC Berkeley and a nationally recognized leader in Student Affairs, begins the next chapter of an illustrious career in higher education on Aug. 26, 2019, taking over as Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. His appointment will continue through June 30, 2020.
Vice President Le Grande joins the Cal State Fullerton community following two successful terms as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at both California State University, San Bernardino and Sonoma State University, unretiring because of an unremitting desire to serve the next generation of students. Originally retiring from UC Berkeley in 2016 after 35 years, VP Le Grande led there as the chief student affairs officer for nearly a decade, overseeing 19 administrative units with almost 1,500 career positions and an annual operating budget of more than a quarter of a billion dollars. This was a proverbial leadership opportunity 27 years in the making, with VP Le Grande beginning his tenure at UC Berkeley as a student affairs officer in 1981, successively rising through the ranks — from Associate Director of Housing and Dining Operations to Associate Vice Chancellor of Residential & Student Service Programs — until his appointment as vice chancellor in 2008.
During his appointment at CSUF, VP Le Grande will preside over a team of 400+ employees at a university with nearly 40,000 students, guiding a team that is responsible for student engagement, health and wellness, athletics, special populations, operations and budget. Simply put, VP Le Grande and his team will continue to enrich the Titan Experience, helping students fulfill their potential academically, personally and professionally.
VP Le Grande’s institutional service and contributions to the higher education landscape are as wide-ranging and diverse as his student affairs portfolio. This includes serving as an appointee of Governor Brown on the California Student Aid Commission; Chair of the Education Funding Model Committee; Chair of the Council of Student Affairs Vice Chancellors; Principal Investigator of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program; and Vice President of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. He is also no stranger to the awards podium, having been recognized with the Pillar of the Profession Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA); the Berkeley Citation, the highest honor awarded by the UC’s founding campus; and the Distinguished Service to the Profession Award from NASPA Region VI.
This is a pseudo homecoming for VP Le Grande, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology from UC Irvine. He also holds a Master of Education in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State.
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keya allen, m.S.
Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.
Keya Allen was appointed as Executive Director of Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. (ASI) in July 2019 following three successful years as Associate Executive Director for ASI at California State University, Fullerton.
An esteemed colleague and leader, Ms. Allen's term as Executive Director was well-deserved, receiving the promotion after more than 24 years of transformative work in higher education. During the course of her career, she has specialized in creating professional, academic and personal development opportunities in the areas of student government, student programming and student organizational advising. Fittingly, Ms. Allen will continue to partner closely with students in her new role, advising and working with the student-elected ASI Board of Directors and ASI Board of Trustees on a number of policy matters; lead professional ASI staff; manage the non-profit auxiliary's multi-million dollar budget; and oversee operations of the Titan Student Union, Titan Recreation, and the Children's Center.
Prior to beginning her term as Executive Director, Ms. Allen was tasked with the day-to-day operations of ASI as well as fulfilling the role as Director of the Titan Student Union and overseeing the Leader & Program Development, Marketing & Design departments. She joined CSUF after previously working for a combined 21 years in ASI and Athletics at California State University, Long Beach.
Committed to professional and personal growth, Ms. Allen is a former Regional Director of ACUI, past keynote speaker for NACA West 2018, Executive Board member of AOA and the upcoming NACAS C3X National Conference Chair for 2020. She co-authored NASPA 2016 article “From Pipe Dream to Pipeline: Creating a Professional Village for Career Advancement for Women of Color in Student Affairs.” In 2018, she was honored with the “Teamwork and Collaboration Award" at the CSUF University Awards Program for successfully facilitating a nationally-recognized, controversial public figure's speaking engagement on campus as part of the Campus Speaker Working Group.
Ms. Allen holds a Master of Science in Recreation Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies, both from California State University, Long Beach.
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Director of Athletics
With over 20 years experience in athletics administration to his credit, Jim Donovan was appointed as the 11th Director of Athletics for California State University, Fullerton in 2012.
Since taking the reigns, Donovan has brought Cal State Fullerton to new heights as the athletics department has notched several major accomplishments both academically and athletically speaking.
Under Donovan’s leadership, the Titans have won 21 Big West Conference Championships and the Titan baseball team made the College World Series in two of the last four seasons after not making it to Omaha since 2009. The softball program has also soared to new heights, as its begun a dynasty of its own, claiming three consecutive Big West Conference titles. Women’s soccer has advanced to the NCAAs in four of the past five seasons, men’s soccer has qualified for the NCAA Tournament in three of the past four campaigns, while Titan Track & Field is officially on the map, claiming back-to-back Big West crowns.
As dominant as Fullerton has been on the field of competition, the Titans’ accomplishments off of it have been even more impressive. In Donovan’s six years as Athletic Director, the Titans have raised over $10.2 million through the department's development office. Ticket sales have also increased by nearly 46 percent since his arrival, as the Titans managed to sell a school-record $560,494 in tickets during the 2017-18 campaign.
Most impressively, the Titans have shed the “commuter school” label that many thought would be impossible. Since Donovan’s arrival on campus, Titan Athletics has gone from barely being able to attract 1,000 students to athletics events over an academic year, to now seeing well over 16,000 passionate Cal State Fullerton students supporting Titan student-athletes in each of the last two seasons. The newly created “Stampede” student section has rapidly increased by over 1,200 percent over the last six seasons, making Titan facilities some of the rowdiest in the Big West Conference.
Dave Edwards, ed.d.
Associate Vice President
Dave Edwards, Ed.D., was appointed Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in July 2019, following a successful term as Executive Director of Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.
After working nearly 15 years in the California State University system and for more than 20 years in higher education, Dr. Edwards became part of the Cal State Fullerton family in 2012. Holding a deep passion for student success and professional development, Dr. Edwards is responsible for enriching the Titan Experience through Student Life & Leadership, Housing & Residential Engagement, Associated Students, Inc. Ever in-tune with the student population, Dr. Edwards has a wealth of expertise from his time with ASI. In this post, he advised elected student leaders, provided executive management and leadership to the non-profit auxiliary, managed a $20 million-plus budget, and oversaw operations of the Titan Student Union, the Student Recreation Center, and the Children’s Center.
Prior to CSUF, Dr. Edwards served in a variety of Student Affairs positions at California State University, Long Beach; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Shawnee State University (OH); Pfeiffer College (NC); and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Dr. Edwards received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Evansville (IN) and a Master of Education in College Student Personnel from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Continually striving for more in his education endeavors, Dave became the first individual to receive an independent doctorate degree in the history of The California State University, when he received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. His research interests include university presidential leadership, student development, change management, and staff engagement.
larry martin, Ed.d.
Chief of Operations
Larry Martin, Ed.D., was appointed as Chief of Operations in August 2019, bringing 20 years of experience to the Student Affairs Leadership Team.
A diligent, relationally-centered, and thoughtful leader, Dr. Martin heads an operations team that consists of human resources, budget, assessment,communications, strategic initiatives, and professional development.
Dr. Martin plays an important role in nearly every major initiative, programmatic matter, and executive-level decision in which the Division of Student Affairs is involved. One of the more recognizable faces at Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Martin began his career as a Titan nearly two decades ago as a Coordinator for New Student Programs. Seeing much success in that role, he was subsequently promoted within the Dean of Students Office as Associate Dean of Students before ultimately becoming Director of Housing & Residential Engagement for six years. A dynamic and high-energy individual, Dr. Martin was most recently Interim Director of Admissions before joining the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Highly-regarded locally and nationally within the higher education landscape, Dr. Martin is involved in several professional organizations, including the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), and NASPA. He has a sincere passion for giving back through mentorship, developing the next generation of Student Affairs professionals through the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program - Cal State Fullerton chapter.
Dr. Martin has won multiple awards during his tenure at CSUF, including the Titan Excellence Award, Outstanding Staff Employee, and the University Leadership Award. He received a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership along with a Master's Degree in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Biola University.
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Anh H. Nelson
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Anh Nelson has worked at Cal State Fullerton for more than 20 years, joining the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as Executive Assistant to the Vice President. In this high-level role, Ms. Nelson is responsible for providing executive-level and confidential administrative analysis, coordination of day-to-day operations, special project support, and more. She is also the point person and information liaison for the President’s Office and other Division of Student Affairs executive officers.
Prior to her present position, Ms. Nelson served in various roles across campus, including as Office Manager and Assistant to the Director of the Faculty Development Center, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the University Library, Head of Library Circulation, Library Service Specialist and Student Assistant in the Pollak Library.
Educated at Cal State Fullerton, Ms. Nelson is the true definition of a Titan alumnus. After graduating high school, she enrolled at CSUF as a first time freshman to pursue her undergraduate degree. Ms. Nelson would go on to become the first in her family to receive a college degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in 2000.
Joining Cal State Fullerton in a professional capacity in 2001, she has since completed several Continuing Education Certificate Programs in a number of areas: Human Resources Management, Professional Office Administration, Professional Meeting Planning and Special Events, Effective Employee Management for Managers and Microsoft Access. Passionate about student success and education, Ms. Nelson looks forward to pursuing her masters degree in public administration.
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TONANTZIN OSEGUERA, ed.d.
Associate Vice President
Tonantzin Oseguera, Ed.D., was appointed Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in 2016 and has since become an invaluable pillar of the Division of Student Affairs.
Originally joining California State University, Fullerton in 2013, Dr. Oseguera has made a name for herself among colleagues, both locally and nationally through a dynamic, bold, intelligent and relationally-centered leadership style. A progressive Student Affairs professional, she is continually in-tune with the needs of the next generation of students, ensuring that Titans are equipped with the resources needed to thrive throughout their educational career. Included in Dr. Oseguera's portfolio to date are the following areas: Dean of Students Office, Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers, Housing & Residential Engagement, and Women's & Adult Reentry Center. More recently, she began to directly supervise the departments of Educational Partnerships, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Admissions, the Career Center, Center for Internships & Community Engagement, Orientation, and Outreach & Recruitment. She is a critical piece to helping make the student experience meaningful, enriching and transformative.
A stalwart on numerous University-wide committees, Dr. Oseguera has been heavily involved in Academic Senate, strategic planning for Graduation Initiative 2025, and Tuffy's Basic Needs Services operations, while also representing the Vice President in certain capacities, when appropriate. No stranger to policy development and implementation, Dr. Oseguera played an integral part of improving sudent conduct, student code of conduct, compliance and policy development. She also spearheaded the creation of the CSUF NUFP (NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program) chapter, taking it upon herself to develop and advance the foundational curriculum as well as lead its assessment; chaired the Behavioral Intervention Team; managed day-to-day cases for student concerns; mediated faculty and student disputes; and worked as part of the FERPA and Title IX Implementation teams.
Dr. Oseguera earned a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from USC; a Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont; and a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Gerontology and Women’s Studies.
Clint-Michael Reneau, Ph.d.
Associate Vice President
With accomplishments as a trainer and facilitator on issues of social justice and diversity education, Clint-Michael Reneau, Ph.D., joined California State University, Fullerton as an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in 2017.
In just two short years, Dr. Reneau has become a highly-regarded figure in the community. An innovative Student Affairs professional with broad experience in higher education in a variety of institutional contexts, Dr. Reneau has shown a keen ability to maintain cultural sensitivity, establish rapport with members of diverse groups, and promote team cohesiveness. He has led boldly, creatively, carefully and intelligently, guiding a special populations team that has included Athletic Academic Services, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs, Career Center, Center for Internships & Community Engagement, Center for Scholars, Disability Support Services, First Year Experience, the Educational Opportunity Program, Male Success Initiative-Fullerton, Titan Wellness, Student Academic Services, Veterans Resource Center, and more. Under his leadership, these departments have flourished alongside the students they have served.
Prior to joining CSUF, Dr. Reneau served as Director of Disability Services and the Title IX Investigator and Student Conduct Specialist at Texas State University in San Marcos. He was responsible for leading, developing, training and supervising support staff, including student affairs professionals and disability specialists. Additionally, he has served in leadership roles at Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Dr. Reneau earned a Doctoral Degree in Adult, Professional and Community Education, a Master's in Education-Guidance and Counseling, with an emphasis in Student Affairs, and a Bachelor's in Communication Studies, with a minor in Mass Media Communication, all from Texas State University.
Rob Scialdone, M.f.a.
Calling California State University, Fullerton his professional home for more than 20 years, Rob Scialdone, M.F.A., is Budget Manager for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, offering tremendous institutional, financial and academic knowledge to help advance the mission of the Division of Student Affairs.
A shining example of a Cal State Fullerton alumnus turned Titan executive, Mr. Scialdone joined the Office of the Vice President in 2016 following three years in the Office of the Provost as Academic Finance and Operations Manager. Included among his many responsibilities in recent years: Accounting for all of the income and expenses as processed through the State of California, managing capital projects and minor capital projects, overseeing workspace allocation and utilization of space, financial reporting, budgeting and payment processing.
Accepting a professional role at Cal State Fullerton in 2001, Mr. Scialdone originally served as chief financial officer for Titan Athletics after a stint in the private sector as a corporate strategist and financial advisor for startup companies. He also worked as a senior financial analyst for a mortgage REIT before returning to CSUF.
A native of Southern California, Mr. Scialdone attended Claremont McKenna College until 1995 and graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Economics from Cal State Fullerton. He later returned to Claremont McKenna College and received a master's degree in finance in 2000.
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Vincent Vigil, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President
A creative, committed and promising Student Affairs executive, Vincent Vigil, Ed.D., was named Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton in July 2019.
Leading an area with heavy emphasis on student wellness, Dr. Vigil oversees Counseling & Psychological Services, the Dean of Students, Disability Support Services, the Health Center, and Title IX. Similarly, he has a hand in notable programmatic areas, such as Care Services, TitanWell, and Tuffy's Basic Needs Services, providing solutions to best serve the student population.
Before becoming AVP, Dr. Vigil previously served as Interim Director for CSUF’s Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers, which includes the five identity-based centers: African American Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Resource Center, and Titan Dreamers Resource Center. Prior to that role, he worked as the Director for Student Life & Leadership at CSUF, playing a key role in the holistic education of Titans through Student Clubs/Organizations, Club Sports, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Community & Leadership Programs, and Campus Activities.
A proven young professional, Dr. Vigil was the Director for Campus Organizations at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as well as the inaugural Director for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at USC. Under his leadership at USC, the LGBT Resource Center was named a ‘Top 20 Best of the Best’ LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities, received a ‘five star rating’ from the Campus Climate Index, and an Achievement Award from the Los Angeles City Pride Heritage Month Celebration along with several other local and national accolades.
Holding a deep passion for knowledge, Dr. Vigil also has taught several courses in educational counseling and education for the master's and doctoral programs at USC, and the Master's of Higher Education Program at CSUF. He is a first-generation college student from Pico Rivera, CA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Whittier College and his master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education. In 2007, Dr. Vigil graduated with his doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from USC.
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