Executive Board Members, 2023-2024
The Dean’s Circle Executive Board is composed of community members and civic leaders dedicated to advancing the goals of the College. Their volunteer leadership, tireless advocacy, and generous contributions allow the college to fulfill its vision, help students realize their educational potential, and serve the creative and cultural needs of the San Fernando Valley.
Thomas Backer, Ph.D.
Valley Non-profit Resources
James Baral (Cinema & Television Arts ’79)
President, Baral Media Group
Lynn Bassler (MA in Art '68)
Arts Council for CSUN
Hayden & Bach
Former owner of Replacement Parts Industries
Carole Curb Nemoy
Curb Entertainment International Corp.
Gumbiner Savett, Inc.
The Honorable Joy Picus
Retired, Los Angeles City Council
Ellen Press (Communication Studies '84)
Author / Voice Over Artist / Retired Teacher
Robert Rawitch (Journalism ’67)
Retired, Winner and Associates, LA Times
Jerrold Rishe (Political Science ’72)
Retired, Department of Homeland Security
Laura Gold Rishe (Political Science ’72)
Retired, California Attorney General’s Office
Carson Schreiber (Cinema & Television Arts '68)
Retired, The Walt Disney Company
Milt Valera (Journalism ’68)
National Notary Association
Tom White (Industrial Design ’78)
Chief Revenue Officer at the Network for Global Innovation
Dean, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Senior Director of Development, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
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