Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong President,
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Dr. Adela de la Torre President,
San Diego State University
Dr. Ellen Junn President,
California State University, Stanislaus
Dr. Lynn Mahoney President
San Francisco State University
Dr. Debra Larson Provost,
California State University, Chico
Dr. Carl Kemnitz Provost, California State University,
Dr. Alison Baski Dean Sciences,California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Emily Allen Dean Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Michael Kaufman Dean, College of ScienceSan José State University
Dr. Frank A. GomezExecutive Director
Dr. Frank A. Gomez was named in August 2019 as the inaugural executive director of STEM-NET. Prior to his appointment, he was professor of chemistry at Cal State LA since 1994 and university faculty research liaison since 2014. He has received over $21 million in research funding and published over 130 technical articles and two books on his research in microfluidics, point-of-care diagnostics and fuel cells. He has mentored over 130 undergraduate, masters, and high school students and 12 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists in his laboratories resulting in over 180 student presentations. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from Cal State LA and a Ph.D. in chemistry from UCLA. Dr. Gomez was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.
Monica AlarconOperations Analyst
Monica Alarcon joined the STEM-NET team in December 2019. Prior to her appointment, she worked at California State University, Long Beach for over 5 years as their University Curriculum Coordinator. Monica has a CSULB Master’s in Public Administration. She has spent most of her professional career working in the public sector and has worked in local government, community college, and various CSU campuses. Monica has worked for the CSU system for over a decade and is very passionate and proud of her professional path within it. As a first-generation college graduate, she wanted to be able to impact others in the same way the CSU system positively impacted her when she was an undergraduate and graduate student. Her experience at CSU Long Beach inspired her decision to remain within the CSU system and build a professional career around the CSU mission.
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