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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
Retired, Engineer
Hughes-JVC Technology Corporation

Rick Fierro 
Associate Dean - College of Science & Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

Don Fitzgerald
Vice President and General Manager
Genentech

Aaron Guy
Associate Dean of Programming, Extended Learning

Steve Hoey
Senior Director, Springboard and Innovation Research
CONNECT

Sajith (Jay) Jayasinghe
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University San Marcos

Katherine Kantardjieff
Dean - College of Science & Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

Avinash Karnik
Retired, Electrical Engineer

Simon Kuo
Vice President Corporate Quality
ViaSat

Tom McCloud
Director, SW Engineering
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Greg McKee
Chief Executive Officer
CONNECT

Chad Nelley
Executive Vice President of Operations
ESET

Joe Panetta 
President & Chief Executive Officer

Matt Rahn
Partner, Principal Scientist
Rahn Conservation Consulting LLC

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

Anne Riley
Director, Experience Design
Intuit

Ed Russell
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Operations
Quidel

Paul Sangster
Co-Founder
Rip Current Brewing Company

Steve Schlesinger
Retired Software Engineer, Performance Analyst

Ivonne de la Torre
Senior Research Associate
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sandra Thompson
Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP

David Webb 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
The Scripps Research Institute

Peter Woytowitz
Director of Electrical Engineering
Hunter Industries

Jocelyn Wyndham
Director of Major Gifts
University Advancement - California State University San Marcos