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Graduation Initiative Steering Committee

To achieve the Graduation Initiative 2025's goals, CSUSM has established a Graduation Initiative Steering Committee (GISC). GISC works to identify and remove barriers to timely graduation consistent with a high-quality undergraduate education in an environment centered on student learning and success.

The Committee includes faculty, staff, and administrators from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the President’s Office.  GISC leads the campus in ensuring that CSUSM makes progress towards and ultimately meets the revised 2025 goals set by the Chancellor's Office.

Committee Member Roster AY 2017/2018

Dean, Undergraduate Studies (Chair) Dawn Formo
Provost and VP for Academic Affairs (ex officio) Graham Oberem
Provost and VP for Student Affairs (ex officio) Lorena Meza
Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Inclusive Excellence  Joe-Joe McManus
AVP for Student Academic Support Services Geoffery Gilmore
AVP for Student Engagement & Equity/Title IX Coordinator Bridget Blanshan
Associate Vice President, Community  Engagement Scott Gross
Dean, CHABBS Julia Johnson
Dean, Library (or College) Jennifer Fabbi
Department Chair, Philosophy Michael McDuffie
Associate Professor, Sociology Karen Glover
Director, Administrative Projects Office, IITS Diane Petersen
Assistant Director, Institutional Planning & Analysis Cameron Stevenson
Director, Faculty Center Elisa Grant-Vallone
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies Bianca Mothé
Assistant Dean, CEHHS Shannon Cody
Student Success Analyst, Undergraduate Studies Adam Petersen
Student Success Facilitator, Undergraduate Studies Ashley Gragido
Student Representative appointed by ASI Joshua Foronda
Student Representative appointed by ASI Alejandro Lopez