George Diehr, Ph.D.
Dr. George Diehr has been on the faculty of the College of Business Administration at CSUSM since 1990, the first year classes were taught. His primary teaching is in areas of management science and information systems. In addition to teaching, he has held several administrative positions including interim dean and chair of the university’s academic senate. He is also active in the faculty union, the California Faculty Association. His academic research and publications include textbooks and articles in professional journals on database management and applied statistics. Prior to joining the CSU faculty, Dr. Diehr was on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Business Administration in Seattle.
Since 2003, Dr. Diehr has served on the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, CalPERS. He was elected to this position by the approximately 250,000 state employees who he represents. He was re-elected for a second 4-year term in 2007. He presently serves as Vice President of the Board, Chair of the Investment Committee, and Vice Chair of the Health Benefits Committee.
Dr. Diehr represents CalPERS on several national and international committees including the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) where he is co-chair of the Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee. He also serves as a member of the ICGN’s Executive Remuneration Committee. In the area of health care, Dr. Diehr represents CalPERS as a member of the board of the National Coalition on Health Care.
Because of his extensive responsibilities at CalPERS, his service to the university is limited to participation on faculty search and retention/tenure/promotion committees.
Professor Diehr received MBA and PhD degrees from the UCLA Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvey Mudd College.
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