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Dean's Advisory Council

Dean Forouzan Golshani and former DAC 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.

2019-20 Members

Tom Foss (Chair)
Chairman
Griffith Co.

Mike Baghramian '66
Principal
Bager Electronics

Mario Cordero '74
Executive Director
Port of Long Beach

Thomas J. Croslin
VP Engineering (retired)
Boeing Southern California Commercial Airplanes

Jennifer Didlo '02
President
AES Southland and AES Hawaii

Rudy Duran
VP, Consumer Customer Support
Boeing Southern California Commercial Airplanes

Patrick Goggin '87, '91
President (retired)
Boeing Defense, Space & Security Development

Forouzan Golshani
Dean
CSULB College of Engineering

James E. Green ’85
General Manager
IT Service Delivery Team
Chevron

Georgia Griffiths '73
President and CEO
G2 Software Systems Inc.

Paul Grigaux
VP, T&D Asset Management, Strategy and Engineering
Southern California Edison

Charles Gustafson
Senior VP, Engineering and Technology Group
The Aerospace Corp.

Arnold Hackett '01
VP and Alliance Partnership Management (retired)
Xerox Corp.

Reginald I. Harrison
Director of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
City of Long Beach

Dan Hart
President and CEO
Virgin Orbit

Chris Hernandez '81
Sector VP, NG Next
Northrop Grumman

Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice of Policy and Engineering
USC Virterbi School of Engineering

Karl Kreutziger
President
C.W. Driver

Ralph Larison
VP, Construction Division Manager
Herzog Contracting Corp.

Borja Leon
Director
DeLeon Consulting Engineers

Al Moro
Executive Director (retired)
Port of Long Beach

Eric Nichol, Ph.D., P.E. (Immediate Past Chair)
President
Moffatt & Nichol

Mike Niggli '71
President and COO (retired)
San Diego Gas & Electric

Cheryl Osborn
President
Casco Contractors Inc.

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
CALSTAD

Cedric Williams
VP of Construction
Sempra Energy Utilities

Richard Shiozaki
Senior VP
DENSO Sales California Inc.

Rolando Saldana
VP
Intel