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


Photo Coming SoonNeil Dilley, Ph.D.
Applications Physicist
Quantum Design, Inc.


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


Don FitzgeraldDon Fitzgerald
Vice President and General Manager


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


Bob GoldsmithBob Goldsmith


John GormallyJohn Gormally
Enterprise Sales Manager, Trustee/IBM
CSUSM Parent


Ronita GriffinRonita Griffin
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity
Life Technologies


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


Al Kern, Ph.D.Al Kern, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Business Owner (Retired)
Past Chairman of CSM Advisory Council


Roger KurodaRoger Kuroda, Ph.D.
Chief Engineer


Bianca MotheBianca Mothe, Ph.D. (Ex Officio)
Professor and Program Coordinator, Biotechnology
California State University San Marcos


Joe PanettaJoe Panetta
President and Chief Executive Officer


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


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


Photo Coming SoonJayson Sack, M.D.
Neurosurgeon, University of California, San Diego
CSUSM Alumni


Steve Schlesinger

Steve Schlesinger, Ph.D.
Software Engineer


Sandra ThompsonSandra Thompson
Partner, Corp. and Intellectual Property Practice Attorney
Buchalter Nemer


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


Peter WoytowitzPeter Woytowitz
Director of Electrical Engineering
Hunter Industries


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