Please join me in congratulating Dr. Tina Torres, who has left CSUN to pursue a career opportunity at Sacramento State University. Tina has been appointed Director of the Sacramento State K16 Project to cultivate regional economies, strengthen education-to-career pathways, and ensure that education, vocational, and workforce programs work together to provide broader access to education and employment opportunities. As the Director of the College of Education Credential Office since 2013, Tina has overseen one of the busiest credential offices in the CSU and achieved an impressive growth in applications in one of the largest CSU teacher education programs with our 30 teacher education tracks. She currently serves as President of the Credential Counselors and Analysts of California, is also a member of the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and has participated in program review as a part of accreditation teams.
Before joining CSUN, Tina worked in teacher preparation for over twenty years, starting at Ventura County Office of Education as a Credential Personnel Technician. As the second person hired in the department of Credentials at CSU Channel Islands in 2002, Tina worked as a Credential Analyst for 10 years prior to coming to CSUN. Always committed to higher education, Tina earned the Ed.D. degree in Education Administration in the College of Education Doctoral Program in 2022.
Please join me in congratulating Tina and wishing her all the best. Her outstanding leadership, expertise and genuine warmth will be missed. To fill her position, Estela Chacon has been appointed Interim Director of the credential office, and the search for the permanent Director has begun.
Shari Tarver Behring, Ph.D.
Dean, Michael D. Eisner College of Education