Eloise Stiglitz Named Vice President for Student Affairs at CSUSM


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) President Karen Haynes announced today that Eloise Stiglitz, Ph.D. has been named vice president for student affairs.

Dr. Stiglitz, associate vice president for student affairs at San Jose State University (SJSU), will assume her new role on July 1, 2010. 

Haynes initiated a nationwide search for a new vice president last fall after Dr. Patricia Worden announced her retirement. Worden has been vice president for student affairs since 2005.

Stiglitz was chosen from a field of more than 80 applicants and was among the finalists who visited CSUSM this spring for interviews with members of the university community.

"I am delighted to be joining CSUSM at this time in its history and I'm honored to serve under President Haynes, a visionary leader with incredible passion and commitment," commented Stiglitz. "I am excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead for the University, the Division of Student Affairs and CSUSM's exceptional students."

Stiglitz currently serves as the associate vice president for student affairs at San Jose State University (SJSU), a position she has held for five years. She brings with her nearly three decades of administrative experience in a variety of student affairs areas at both public and private institutions. Previously, Stiglitz was the dean of student affairs at Rutgers University from 2002 to 2005 and held the positions of assistant dean of students/interim director of the office of student life and leadership and director of the counseling center at Georgia State University from 1994 to 2002.

She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in clinical psychology from Purdue University, and holds a B.A. from Indiana University.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Stiglitz's ability and devotion to students fill this critical post," said Dr. Haynes. "She is clearly among the ablest of her peers nationally and leads from a wealth of experience, bringing wonderful personal energy into her work. Moreover, with her five years of experience at SJSU, she has an outstanding grasp of the CSU system and the intricacies of the California public higher education system. This is an excellent match for Cal State San Marcos."

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.