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Steering Committee

The role of the Steering Committee is to collect and organize pertinent data; coordinate activities of the subcommittees; monitor progress of the self-study; review previous self-study documents; review the reports of the committees involved with the self-study; maintain written records as specified by the NCAA Committee on Athletics; and produce and publicize the final self-study report.


President F. King Alexander has appointed Vice President for Student Services Douglas Robinson as chair of the NCAA Certification Steering Committee. Vice President Robinson is a member of the senior management team of the university and has ready access to President F. King Alexander.

Campus Contact

Paula Gleason, Director of Administrative Services for the Division of Student Services, will be campus contact to the NCAA in regards to this self-study. Ms. Gleason works directly for Vice President Robinson and will be accessible for the NCAA at all times.

Self-Study Editor

Jana Echevarria, Professor Emerita, Special Education, will serve as the editor and author of the NCAA Self-Study Report. While the subcommittees will be largely responsible for submitting drafts to the Steering Committee, Professor Echevarria will be responsible for the editing and rewriting required to produce a coherent and stylistically consistent document..

NCAA Certification Assistant

The university has employed Katie Young as NCAA Certification Assistant. Ms. Young will serve as report coordinator for the self-study. She will provide staff support to the report editor and subcommittee chairs (e.g., secretarial assistance, reproducing copies, and scheduling meeting) and will assist with data collection for the self-study process. Ms. Young also will be responsible for entering information, including plans for improvement, into the ACS.


Additional agenda will be added as they become available.


Minutes will be added as they become available.

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  • F. King Alexander, President, California State University, Long Beach
  • Douglas Robinson, Vice President for Student Services; Steering Committee Chair
  • Brenda Vogel, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice; Faculty Athletics Representative, Athletics Department; Chair, Committee on Athletics; Vice Chair, Steering Committee
  • Jana Echevarria, Professor Emerita, Special Education; Gender/Diversity Issues and Student- Athlete Well-Being Subcommittee Chair; Editor, Self-Study Report
  • Daniel O’Connor, Associate Professor and Chair, Liberal Studies; Academic Integrity Subcommittee Chair
  • Michael Solt, Dean, College of Business Administration; Governance/Rules Compliance Subcommittee Chair
  • Paula Gleason, Director, Administrative Services, Division of Student Services; Campus Contact for the NCAA Certification Review Self-Study Process
  • James Ahumada, President, Associated Students, Inc.
  • Stacie Bauerle , Supervisor, Analytical Studies, Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Toni Beron, Associate Vice President, University Relations
  • Victor Cegles, Director, Athletics; Member, Committee on Athletics
  • Gayle Fenton, Senior Director, Undergraduate Studies and Academic Advising; Director, Student-Athlete Services
  • Donna Green, Director, Registration, Records and Evaluation, Enrollment Services
  • Sharon Guthrie, Professor and Chair, Kinesiology Department; Member, Committee on Athletics
  • Kimberly Helm, Representative, Associated Students, Inc.
  • Mike Hostetler, Associate Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students, Division of Student Services
  • Ted Kadowaki, Associate Vice President, Budget and University Services
  • Norma Kolb , Member, Alumni Association; Member, Committee on Athletics
  • Jordan Koeppen, Student Athlete, Men's Water Polo
  • Lynn Mahoney, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Cindy Masner, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Women's Administrator, Athletics Department
  • George Medak, Community Member; Chair, Long Beach State Intercollegiate Athletics Board
  • Erica Monteabaro, Assistant Commissioner, Big West Conference
  • Perry Moore, Athletic Booster/Donor; Former Long Beach State Athletic Director
  • Nicole Myers, Student Athlete, Women's Soccer
  • Karen Nakai, Executive Assistant to the President; Professor of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
  • Lisa Vollendorf, Chair, Academic Senate; Professor of Spanish and Chair Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
  • Katie Young, NCAA Certification Assistant

As of 1/28/11