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CSM Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a volunteer board to the leadership of the College of Science and Mathematics, offering guidance to help the college best serve the region and the state; providing contacts with business, government and the community to advance the mission of CSM; and acting as an advocate on behalf of CSM and CSUSM. The Council also provides leadership in fundraising and development in support of CSM’s mission and initiatives. Members of the Council include industry professionals representing life sciences, chemistry, aerospace, electronics and information systems, as well as CSUSM faculty, alumni and parents.

The Council meets four times annually to discuss workforce trends, opportunities and initiatives. By contributing their collective knowledge, vision, experience and resources, the Council serves as ambassadors on behalf of the College, while helping CSM to establish priorities and chart its successful course for the future.

CSM Advisory Council Members

Joe Bear

Joe Bear
President and CEO (Retired)
Hughes-JVC Technology Corporation

PNeil Dilley

Neil Dilley, Ph.D.
Applications Physicist
Quantum Design, Inc.

Rick Fierro

Ricardo "Rick" Fierro, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

Don Fitzgerald

Don Fitzgerald
Vice President and General Manager

Frank Flores

Frank Flores
Vice President, Engineering Unmanned Systems
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems


Bob Goldsmith
Engineer (Retired)

John Gormally

John Gormally
Major Accounts Manager
F5 Networks CSUSM Parent

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Steve Hoey 
Senior Director, Springboard and Innovation Research

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Sajith (Jay) Jayasinghe, Ph.D. (Ex Officio)
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University San Marcos

Katherine Kantardjieff, Ph.D.

Katherine Kantardjieff, Ph.D. (Ex Officio)
Dean, College of Science & Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

Avinash Karnik, Ph.D.

Avinash Karnik, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineer and Project Manager (Retired)
CSUSM Math Lab Volunteer

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Simon Kuo
Vice President Corporate Quality


Suzanne Lingold
Associate Dean, Temecula
CSUSM Extended Learning


Tom McCloud
Director, SW Engineering
Northrop Grumman

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Greg McKee
chief Executive Officer

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Chad Nelley 
Vice President of Operations

Joe Panetta

Joe Panetta
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Perry
Vice President, Mission Systems
General Atomics Aeronautical

Matt Rahn

Matt Rahn, Ph.D.
Partner, Principal Scientist
Rahn Conservation Consulting, LLC

K. Brooks Reid

K. Brooks Reid, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

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Ed Russell
Commercial Leader
Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Jayson Sack, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
CSUSM Alumni

Steve Schlesinger

Steve Schlesinger, Ph.D.
Software Engineer (Retired)

Sandra Thompson

Sandra Thompson
Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP

David Webb

David Webb, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
The Scripps Research Institute

Peter Woytowitz

Peter Woytowitz
Director of Electrical Engineering
Hunter Industries

Jocelyn Wyndham

Jocelyn Wyndham (Ex Officio)
Director of Special and Major Gifts, University Advancement
California State University San Marcos
CSUSM Alumni