Goldstein AwardDean Elaine Leeder to Retire in June

Dean of the School of Social Sciences Elaine Leeder will be retiring in June, 2013. Provost Andrew Rogerson said “SSU will miss her vision and leadership.“ In recognition of exemplary services to SSU, Dean Leeder will be appointed Dean of Social Sciences Emerita. Leeder came to SSU in 2001 and has served as Dean for the last twelve years. Continue Reading 'Dean Elaine Leeder to Retire in June...'

Suicide PreventionMemorial Tribute for Levell Holmes

As a part of Black History Month, a memorial tribute is being held to honor of Dr. LeVell Holmes, the first African-American faculty member and among the first faculty of color at SSU. Holmes passed away on May 19 at the age of 79. Continue Reading 'Memorial Tribute...'

Barbara ButlerCampus Survey (You Could Win $100)

The campus marketing steering committee and a consultant have created a survey to help us better understand impressions and ideas about Sonoma State. It is being distributed to various constituency groups (employees, students, alumni, et al.). Your input is particularly important as you know the University from a unique point of view. Continue Reading 'Campus Survey...'

Why Women Still Can't Have it AllDawn Danz Named Crisis Counselor

Dr. Dawn Danz has been named the new Crisis Advocate at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She joined CAPS in Fall 2012 and can be reached at 707-664-2153 or at
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Center for EthicsMerith Weisman to Lead Social Media Presence on Campus

Merith Weisman, Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement, has now added Coordinator of Social Media to her title and job duties. In her new role as the Coordinator of Community Engagement and Social Media, Weisman will assist in developing and expanding Academic Affairs’ social media presence and help coordinate efforts to utilize various social media platforms to support academic programs and communication with faculty, staff, students, and the SSU community. Continue Reading 'Merith Weisman to Lead...'

Center for EthicsFaculty/Staff Night at Two Ocean-Themed Operas

SSU Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance continues its “Water Works” performance season with “Island Passions: Two One-Act Operas” running Feb. 7-17. Faculty staff are admitted free at the Feb. 14 performance. Continue Reading 'Faculty/ Staff Night...'


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Armand Gilinsky

Dr. Armand Gilinsky joined the Sonoma State faculty in 1994. Before receiving his doctorate in business with an emphasis in policy from Brunel University of London, he received an MBA in finance from Golden Gate University and degrees in educational administration and policy analysis as well as English from Stanford University. Continue Reading 'Gilinsky...'

This & That

Tyson Hill Named Interim Senior Director for Risk Management

Tyson Hill has been named Interim Senior Director for Risk Management. Hill received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Sonoma State University and is also a graduate of the University’s Management Training Program. He will continue to oversee the Emergency Preparedness Program during this interim assignment. Feel free to direct questions related to insurance, risk management, and all public records act requests to Hill.

School of Education Offers Online Workshops for Potential Teachers

Not sure if teaching is the career path for you? The Sonoma State School of Education is offering a series of online workshops designed to educate students and the wider community about the credential program. Faculty and staff will walk workshop participants through the application process and discuss the program requirements. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during live, 60-90 minute online sessions. Continue Reading 'School of Education Offers Online...'

Ezell Publishes True "Holiday Camp" Adventures

Martha Ezell, Faculty Center Academic Technology Consultant, will give a reading of her short story “Holiday Camp” on Feb. xx at Book Passages in Corte Madera at x p.m. Continue Reading 'Ezell Publishes...'