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CSU Fullerton professor named to state academic board

Diana Guerin is elected chair of the California State University Academic Senate

by Caitlin AdamsPublished: May 09, 2012 03:25 PM

Prof. Diana Guerin
Cal State Fullerton’s Professor Diana Guerin has been elected as chair of the California State University Academic Senate for the 2012-2013 term. Guerin, a professor of child and adolescent studies and an alumna of the Fullerton, will be the fifth CSUF faculty member to lead the legislative body.

California State University Academic Senate is a statewide board of educators and administrators that advise the CSU Board of Trustees, the chancellor and the state Legislature on issues pertaining to higher education. The body is made up of representatives from each Cal State University campus and is governed by bylaws, sets committees and a constitution to regulate and direct its activities.

Guerin is the fifth CSUF faculty member to lead the group, which represents the full California State University System, comprised of 23 campuses and 44,000 faculty and staff, serving approximately 427,000 students. It is the country’s largest public university system.

At the Fullerton campus, Guerin has been a member of the CSUF Academic Senate for the past 12 years, serving as chair of that body three times, including consecutive terms in 2006-07 and 2007-08. She has served as a representative to the CSU statewide Academic Senate since 2004, and took on the role of secretary for two consecutive terms, 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Guerin’s leadership roles on the Fullerton campus include the chair of the Child and Adolescent Studies Department. Her writing and research credits include more than two dozen articles, books and paper co-author bylines, and is the co-director of the Fullerton Longitudinal Study, a decades-long research study observing the development of children and their families.

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