Deans' Council

Lam Family College of Business

Dean Eugene Sivadas

Eugene Sivadas was appointed Dean of the  Lam Family College of Business in August 2020.   He spent 15 years on the faculty of the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington, Tacoma where he held appointments as Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Director of the MBA Program, Coordinator of the Masters’ Program in Cybersecurity & Leadership and Professor of Marketing. He also served on the University of Washington Faculty Senate, on the executive council of UW Tacoma’s Faculty Assembly, as Chair of Milgard School’s faculty council and as Chair of UW Tacoma’s Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee. 

The Lam FamilyCollege 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.

Sivadas holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and has held faculty appointments at Rutgers Business School, the University of Cincinnati and Emerson College. He received an M.A. degree in Marketing Communications from Emerson College and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi in Delhi, India.

Lam Family College of Business website

Graduate College of Education

Dean Cynthia Grutzik

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.

Graduate College of Education website

College of Ethnic Studies

Interim Dean Catriona Rueda Esquibel

Catriona Rueda Esquibel was appointed interim dean of the College of Ethnic Studies in June 2022. She has been an SF State faculty member since 2005 and the Associate Dean of the college since 2019.   

Prior to joining SFSU, she held positions at New Mexico State University (English) and The Ohio State University (Women's Studies). She joined the Race and Resistance Studies program as a specialist in gender, Women of Color feminist theory, and queer POC literature.Her book With Her Machete in Her Hand: Reading Chicana Lesbians (Texas, 2006) maps out the field of queer Chicana writing and examines how Chicana lesbians are represented and constructed through “a community of writers.”

Catriona holds a B.A. in English from New Mexico Highlands University (1988), a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Colorado (1991), and a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at UC Santa Cruz (1999).

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.

College of Ethnic Studies website

College of Health and Social Sciences

Dean Alvin Alvarez

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 Health and Social Sciences website

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Interim Dean Sophie Clavier

Sophie Clavier is the newly appointed interim dean of College of Liberal & Creative Arts as of July 2022. 

Dr. Clavier has been at SF State for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including lecturer, professor, graduate coordinator, academic senator, department chair of International Relations, associate dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts and most recently Dean of the Graduate Studies division. She is a highly respected teacher, scholar and administrator. In 2014, based on an 18-year record of excellent teaching, she received the SF State Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Clavier holds a Ph.D. in International Public Law from the University of Paris at the Sorbonne.

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.

College of Liberal and Creative Arts website

College of Science and Engineering

Dean Carmen Domingo

Carmen Domingo was appointed Dean in March 2019 after serving as interim dean since 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.  

College of Science and Engineering website