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Dean's Advisory Council

Dean Forouzan Golshani and former DAC Chair Chris Hernandez
Dean Forouzan Golshani, left, with Immediate Past Chair Chris Hernandez

Comprised of corporate, business and community leaders, the Dean’s Advisory Council helps guide the College and ensure highest-quality education and career opportunities for students. The council:

  • Advocates the College’s strategic vision and priorities
  • Provides insight and expertise in developing goals
  • Helps plan new programs
  • Establishes best practices
  • Oversees the Distinguished Lecture Series.


2016-17 Members

Eric Nichol, Ph.D., P.E. (Chair)

Moffatt & Nichol

Tom Foss (Vice Chair)

President and CEO
Griffith Co.

Mike Baghramian '66

Bager Electronics

Thomas J. Croslin

Retired VP Engineering
Boeing Southern Calif. Commercial Airplanes

Jennifer Didlo '02

AES Southland and AES Hawaii

Rudy Duran

Director - Engineering
Boeing – Southern California Commercial Airplanes

Patrick Goggin '87, '91

VP of 747/767/777 Engineering

Forouzan Golshani

CSULB College of Engineering

James E. Green ’85

CIO of Upstream

Georgia Griffiths '73

President and CEO
G2 Software Systems Inc.

Charles Gustafson

Senior VP, Engineering and Technology Group
The Aerospace Corp.

Arnold Hackett '01

VP and Alliance Partnership Management
Xerox Corp.

Reginald I. Harrison

Director of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
City of Long Beach 

Chris Hernandez '81 (Immediate Past Chair)

Sector VP, NG Next
Northrop Grumman

Mike Huggins

Site Chief, Space & Missile Propulsion Div.
U.S. Air Force Propulsion Directorate

Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice of Policy and Engineering
USC Virterbi School of Engineering

Karl Kreutziger

C.W. Driver

Ralph Larison

VP, Construction Division Manager
Herzog Contracting Corp.

Claire Leon, Ph.D.

Launch Enterprise Director
U.S. Air Force

Nestor Martinez

VP of Engineering and Technical Services
Southern California Edison

Bruce McGowan

VP Regional Manager
Granite Construction Co.

David L. Mead '86

Retired Sr. VP, Transmission and Distribution
Southern California Edison

Al Moro

Retired Executive Director
Port of Long Beach

Mike Niggli '71

Retired President and COO
San Diego Gas & Electric

Cheryl Osborn

Casco Contractors Inc.

Parvaz Parhami, Ph.D.


Kent Peterson, P.E. '86

VP and Chief Engineer
P2S Engineering Inc.

Matt Petrime '93

VP and General Manager
Applied Medical

Matt Rezvani '75

Managing Partner

Richard Shiozaki

Senior VP
DENSO Sales California Inc.

Hal Snyder ’83

VP, Human Resources, Diversity, and Inclusion
Southern California Gas Co.

Chris Thompson

Virgin Galactic