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Four College Deans Present ‘Tales of a Great University’

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Sharing stories and insights from their respective fields, and plans for enhancing student success, four Cal State Fullerton deans will present “Tales of a Great University” in October and November.

The series — hosted by the University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute — is open to the campus community and will be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Mackey Auditorium of CSUF’s Ruby Gerontology Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton.

Oct. 10 — Edward J. Fink, College of Communications

Edward J. Fink, interim dean of the College of Communications, will share stories from the departments of Communications, Human Communication Studies, and Cinema and Television Arts. Fink joined CSUF in 1990 as a faculty member in communications and radio-TV-film (now cinema and television arts).

Oct. 24 — Susamma “Susan” Barua, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Susan Barua, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, will talk about her college and the importance of mentoring female and underrepresented students in computer engineering. The professor of computer science joined the University in 1988.

Nov. 7 — Laurie Roades, College of Health and Human Development

Laurie Roades, dean of the College of Health and Human Development, will discuss new directions in nursing, child and adolescent studies, kinesiology, counseling and more. Roades, who joined the University in 2016, is a licensed clinical psychologist, with research in gerontology and neuropsychology.

Nov. 28 — Marie Johnson, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Marie Johnson, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will enlighten listeners about the fragile planet and the value of training leaders in natural sciences and math. Johnson, whose research centers on environmental security, joined CSUF in 2016.

For more information, visit the OLLI website or call 657-278-2446.