• Still from theatre production SERSE
  • Art Galleries
  • TV set
  • Performance Ensemble
  • guests and interviewer on Journalism set
  • violin section of orchestra

Dean's Circle

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)

Jan Gaines
Arts Council for CSUN

Joseph Goodman
Hayden & Bach                                     

Sherry Lapides
Former owner of Replacement Parts Industries

Carole Curb Nemoy
Curb Entertainment International Corp.

Richard Parent
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


Dan Hosken
Dean, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

Michael Ryan
Senior Director of Development, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
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