Deans' Council

College of Business

Interim Dean Yim-Yu Wong 

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Contact Dean Yim-Yu Wong

College of Business website

Yim-Yu Wong was appointed dean of the College of Business in June 2018. Wong has been with the College of Business since 1995. She was the chair of the Department of International Business at the College of Business from 2000 to 2003 and 2008 to 2016. She has also served as the associate dean since 2016

She is an active member of the SF State University community. She served as a member of the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee and co-chair of the College of Business Strategic Planning Task Force in 2015

The College of Business is home to more than 300 faculty and staff members, including 111 tenure-track faculty and more than 4,000 students in numerous departments ranging from accounting to business administration, the largest undergraduate major at SF State.

Wong holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Nebraska.

Graduate College of Education

Dean Cynthia Grutzik

Dean Cynthia GrutzikContact Dean Cynthia Grutzik

Graduate College of Education website

Cynthia Grutzik was appointed dean of the Graduate College of Education in  August 2018 . Since 2012 Grutzik has served as the associate dean of the College of Education at Long Beach State University, where she supported credential and undergraduate programs, accreditation and assessment, curriculum, outreach, recruitment and district partnerships. A former elementary school teacher and past president of the California Council on Teacher Education, she researches and publishes on the educator preparation pathway and how to support students in the transfer process. Grutzik says she is dedicated to the creation of educational institutions that “build and model democratic learning environments where everyone has a voice and an equal opportunity to succeed.”

The Graduate College of Education is home to more than 100 faculty and staff members, including 50 tenure-track faculty with more than 1,000 students in elementary, secondary and special education -- as well as a bachelor's degree and two doctoral programs.

Grutzik received a bachelor’s degree in diversified studies from Westmont College, a teaching credential from Fullerton State University, a master’s degree in language, reading and culture from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in education and information studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

College of Ethnic Studies

Interim Dean Amy Sueyoshi

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College of Ethnic Studies website

Interim Dean Amy Sueyoshi was appointed dean of the College of Ethnic Studies in January 2018. She has been an SF State faculty member since 2002 and the Associate Dean of the college since 2012.   

Amy’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of Asian American and queer studies.  She is a founding co-curator of the GLBT History Museum, the first queer history museum in the United States, and the recipient of the Willie Walker Award for service to the GLBT Historical Society. She also initiated the Dragon Fruit Project, a community oral history project for API Equality Northern California, a queer Asian Pacific Islander advocacy group in San Francisco Chinatown.  In 2017, Amy was a Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco Pride.

The College of Ethnic Studies is home to more than 100 faculty and staff members, including 42 tenure-track faculty and more than 1,000 students in departments ranging from Africana Studies to Race and Resistance Studies.

Sueyoshi holds a Ph.D. in history from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University.

College of Health and Social Sciences

Dean Alvin Alvarez

Dean Alvin AlvarezContact Dean Alvin Alvarez

College of Health and Social Sciences website

Alvin Alvarez was appointed dean of the College of Health & Social Sciences in December 2015. He has been an SF State faculty member since 1997 and was previously the interim dean.

Dean Alvarez has been a national leader in ensuring individuals from underrepresented backgrounds have a voice in the health and social science fields, and he leads the College's efforts to develop a diverse, talented and critically thinking student body. His academic work is focused on Asian-Americans, racial identity and the psychological impact of racism

The College of Health and Social Sciences is home to more than 300 faculty and staff members, including 121 tenure-track faculty and more than 4,000 students in departments ranging from nursing to recreation, parks and tourism.

Alvarez received bachelor's degrees in psychology and biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and recieved his master's degree and doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland.

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Dean Andrew Harris

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College of Liberal and Creative Arts website

Andrew Harris is the newly appointed dean of College of Liberal & Creative Arts as of July, 2016. Previously, Harris was the dean of Arts and Humanities at Keene State College in New Hampshire, overseeing 12 academic departments, a performing arts center, the college art gallery and the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

The College of Liberal and Creative Arts is home to more than 500 faculty and staff members, including 280 tenure-track faculty and more than 9,000 students in departments ranging from english to women & gender studies.

It is one of largest and most comprehensive academic programs devoted to the humanities, social sciences and creative arts in Northern California.

Harris received his bachelor’s degree in history from Pomona College. He earned both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University.

College of Science and Engineering

Interim Dean Carmen Domingo

Interim Dean Carmen DomingoContact Interim Dean Carmen Domingo

College of Science and Engineering website

Carmen Domingo was appointed interim dean of  the College of Science and Engineering in August 2017.  Dr. Domingo has been a faculty member at SF State since 1997.  A full time professor in the biology department, her research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanism that drives morphogenetic processes. Her career and research also focuses on efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

The College of Science & Engineering is home to more than 400 faculty and staff members, including 182 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 6,000 students in departments ranging from biology and chemistry to computer science and engineering.

Domingo holds a bachelor's degree from UC Irvine in biological sciences with a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley.