Campus: San Francisco State University and California Maritime Academy
-- February 25, 2004
San Francisco State University Dean Sails To Cal
Maritime Vice President Of Academic Affairs Post
The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a campus of The California
State University, and San Francisco State University (SFSU) today announced
that Dr. Don Zingale, the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services
at SFSU, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Academic
Affairs at Cal Maritime. The appointment was made by Cal Maritime President
Bill Eisenhardt. Zingale will be taking over for Dr. Jay Christofferson,
who will be retiring this summer.
As Vice President of Academic Affairs, Zingale will oversee all of Cal
Maritime’s academic programs, as well as enrollment services,
library services, continuing education, athletics and physical education,
institutional research, and ship simulation programs.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Zingale has accepted the Vice President
of Academic Affairs position,” said Dr. Bill Eisenhardt, president
of Cal Maritime. “We’re a small campus and in many ways
we’re like a family, and Don’s enthusiasm and spirit fits
us well. His distinguished record in higher education coupled with his
passion for preparing students for successful futures makes him the
perfect choice for the position.”
Zingale was appointed in 1996 as the founding dean of SFSU’s College
of Health and Human Service. Under his leadership, the College grew
to become widely respected nationally as a community of scholars who
are scholars for the community. For example, the College, which includes
nine departments ranging from nursing and health education to social
work and recreation and leisure studies, is currently tending to the
health care needs of underserved San Franciscans in the Mission District,
and providing aquatic recreation opportunities throughout the Bay Area.
“Don Zingale is one of the most effective team-builders with whom
I have ever worked. At San Francisco State University, he built a new
grouping of faculty and departments into a College with high morale,
mutual support, and outstanding effectiveness,” said SFSU President
Robert A. Corrigan. “He has shown himself to be both practical
and visionary – a rare combination that has served us very well
and promises fine things for his academic leadership at The California
Maritime Academy. We will miss him."
Zingale is a 31-year veteran of the California State University campuses.
His prior administrative experience includes positions such as dean
of the School of Health and Human Services and California State University,
Los Angeles; associate vice president for research and graduate studies
at CSU Sacramento; and associate dean of the School of Health and Human
Services at CSU Sacramento during its formative years.
“ Cal Maritime has long been recognized for its experiential learning
curriculum and is now perfectly poised to serve as a California State
University model for seamlessly relating general education and professional
preparation in ways that integrate teaching, research and service,”
said Zingale. “I am honored to have been chosen to guide those
and other efforts aimed at producing graduates who are informed, empowered
and responsibly engaged as practicing professionals and global citizens.”
Zingale’s current professional affiliations include the American
Association for Higher Education, Association of American College &
Universities, American Public Health Association, and National Council
of University Research Administrators. He is a member of the Richmond
Yacht Club, is on the advisory board for the Tall Ships Semester-at-Sea
for Girls, and is a member of the Lake Merced Task Force.
Zingale received his M.S.W. from California State University, Sacramento;
his Ph.D. in Physical Education from The Ohio State University; and
a M.S. in Physical Education from the University of Massachusetts. He
received a B.S. in Health & Physical Education from Brooklyn College.
A sailing enthusiast, Zingale and his wife, Lydia, and daughter, Isabella,
live in Point Richmond, Calif.
About Cal Maritime
Cal Maritime, a campus of The California State University, is one of
only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States,
and the only one on the West Coast. Tucked away in San Pablo Bay’s
Morrow Cove in Vallejo, Calif., Cal Maritime offers students four-year
degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology,
global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology,
marine transportation, and mechanical engineering. For more information
about Cal Maritime, visit www.csum.edu.
About San Francisco State University
With nearly 30,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff members, San
Francisco State University is a highly diverse, urban campus granting
bachelor's and master's degrees. The eight separate colleges that comprise
SFSU offer more than 100 different majors. The University is one of
the largest in the California State University system. For more information
about San Francisco State University, visit www.sfsu.edu.
Contacts: Jennifer Whitty, Cal Maritime, 707-654-1720
Christina Holmes, San Francisco State University, 415-405-3803