Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 3.00 Barnaby Peake
Executive Director
Associated Students, Inc.
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

The CSU Board of Trustees is a 25-member governance board that adopts regulations and policies governing the entire CSU system. This group governs the CSU system as a whole and is the highest governing board for the system, but may not routinely have representative members from Cal State LA specifically. Board committees have authority over educational policy, finance, campus planning, and facilities, among other areas.

Membership of the board of trustees is composed of five (5) ex-officio Trustees (including the governor of CA, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the assembly, the state superintendent of public instruction, and the CSU chancellor), and nineteen (19) trustees who are generally appointed by the Governor.

Of the nineteen (19) governor-appointed trustees, two (2) are students, one (1) is an alumni from the CSU Statewide Alumni Council, one (1) is faculty from the Statewide Academic Senate, and the others represent diverse stakeholder groups from across the state.

For more information on the CSU Board of Trustees, please visit: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/Pages/default.aspx

For more information about current membership of the Board of Trustees, please visit: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/meet-the-board-of-trustees.

The Associated Students of Cal State LA, Inc. (ASI), serves as the formal voice of the student body and provides funding for student engagement, programs, and services that support student success. ASI is governed by the Board of Directors, a representative body consisting of 21 elected and appointed student officers. ASI recruits students to serve on dozens of University-wide committees, through which, students provide a voice and opinion in the shared governance of the University.

The Cal State LA Academic Senate is a representative body serving as the voice of the faculty in creating University policies. The Academic Senate membership includes faculty from each of the colleges, 6 students, administrators, and staff providing a collective voice in the governance of the University.

Collective Bargaining Units represent CSU employees in labor relations and negotiate with the employer regarding the scope of the employment relationship which sometimes relates to governance matters. Current bargaining agreements for the CSU are organized as follows: Unit 1 Union of American Physicians and Dentists; Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 CSU Employees Union; Unit 3, CA Faculty Association, Unit 4 Academic Professionals of CA, Unit 6 Teamsters Local 2010, Unit 8 Statewide University Police Association, Unit 10 International Union of Operating Engineers, Unit 11 Academic Student Employees, Unit 13 CSUEU English Language Program Instructors Cal State LA, and Unit 14 CSUEU English Language Program Instructors, CSU Monterey Bay. Employees are elected to leadership positions within each bargaining unit. (https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/faculty-staff/labor-and-employee-relations)

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Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

The President's Council at Cal State LA was formed in 2015 to engage stakeholders in the future of the University. The President convenes the Council and asks that they contribute their skills and enthusiasm to advancing the Mission, Vision, and Values of Cal State LA. Council members, all external to the University, are appointed by the President to reflect a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, expertise, and relationships with Cal State LA. The Council meets bi-annually to receive updates on University initiatives and plans, and to provide external perspective.

Members include:

Gilbert Barajas
Founder and director of the Periodontal Health Group in Montebello

Andrew Bicos
Chief engineer for aeromechanics technology and director of enterprise technology strategy for flight sciences and systems engineering at The Boeing Company

Bill Bogaard
Retired, Mayor of Pasadena; chair of the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative

Scott Budnick
Founder and president of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Elise Buik
President and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Elisa Crystal Callow
Founding director of the Armory Center for the Arts

Steve Cooley
Retired, Los Angeles County’s 41st district attorney

Richard D. Cordova
President emeritus of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Charon D’Aiello-Sandoval
Retired, director of the Affirmative Action Program Office at Cal State LA

Frank J. De Santis
Entrepreneur, founding president of the Harbor UCLA Medical Research Institute for 35 years

Arturo Delgado
Retired, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

Victor Dominguez
Executive vice president and chief mission advancement officer for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

María Elena Durazo
General vice president for immigration, diversity and civil rights for UNITE HERE labor union

Sandra Figueroa-Villa
Executive director of El Centro del Pueblo in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Commissioner

Marshal Geller
Co-founder and managing partner of St. Cloud Capital, LLC

Mark Steven Greenfield
Artist and former arts administrator with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Ana Guerrero
Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Helen Hernandez
President and founder of the Imagen Foundation and executive producer of the Imagen Awards

John Huerta
Co-founder of the National Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Carlos Illingworth
Director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola North America

Jesse Juarros
Chief information officer for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Billie Jean King
Legendary tennis player and founder of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association

Arthur T. Leahy
Chief executive officer of Metrolink

Kate Lear
Writer, theater producer and philanthropist

David C. Lizárraga
Chair and founder of the TELACU Education Foundation

Michael A. Lucki
Certified public accountant and managing director for Lucki Advisors, LLC

Capri Maddox
Special assistant city attorney and senior advisor to Los Angeles City Attorney Michael N. Feuer

Gary J. Matus
Managing director of RSR Partners

Omel Nieves
Senior shareholder, chief operating officer and name partner of Hunt, Ortmann, Palffy, Nieves, Darling & Mah, Inc. law firm

Tam O’Shaughnessy
President and chief executive officer of Sally Ride Science

George L. Pla
President, chief executive officer and founder of Cordoba Corporation

Terrence J. Roberts
Chief executive officer of Terrence Roberts Consulting and member of the “Little Rock Nine” who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957

David Sandoval
Retired, director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Cal State LA

Eva Stern
Clinical social worker and philanthropist

Ralph M. Terrazas
Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department

John J. Tracy
Retired, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, operations and technology of The Boeing Company

Nat Trives
Former mayor of Santa Monica and professor emeritus of criminal justice at Cal State LA

Gilbert R. Vasquez
Managing partner of Vasquez & Company LLP certified public accounting firm

Linda Wah
Elected trustee on the Board of Pasadena City College

Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.
Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church in Orange County

Kevin Xu
CEO of MEBO International

Willie Zuniga
President of Grifols Biologicals Inc.

More information at: http://www.calstatela.edu/president/presidents-council

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