Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council provides external counsel and support to the Dean to animate the vision, mission and strategic direction of the College of Arts and Sciences, and to further develop its commitment to engagement, exploration, innovation and relevance. Its members bring diverse expertise and perspective as they serve as ambassadors for the College, and offer counsel as we continue to grow and strengthen our programs.

More about the council's purpose and organization (PDF)

Cristina Abaroa

 Founder and CEO, Moon Moosic, a production service platform

Lois Capps

 Former U.S. Representative, California’s 24th District

Mary Ellen Cosenza, Ph.D.

 Formerly the Executive Director, U.S. Regulatory Affairs, at Amgen, Inc.

Don Hossler ’71, Ph.D.

 Senior Scholar, Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Oscar Madrigal ‘06, MPPA ‘10

 High School Educator and Oxnard City Council Member

Katherine Miller

 Formerly the Director of Campus Development, Facilities and Workplace Services for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Artis Twyman

 Senior Director, Communications at Los Angeles Rams

Lory Mitchell Wingate

 COO National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Lory Wingate was named COO of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in July of 2021 after serving as SVP and COO of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. She has also held senior positions at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and The RAND Corporation. Her expertise and passion in varied areas including systems, design, and accessibility have led her to proejcts across the globe including:

assembling a multinational team to design and implement a next generation fighter,
shifting the Very Large Array radio astronomy instrument from a scientist driven instrument
to a survey instrument for all---searching the night sky every night for celestial events,
circumventing the globe twice designing a state-of-the-art operations plan for the newest
global observatory on the planet,
forming a multi-national team representatives from 10 African countries to develop and
submit state-of-the-art, highly creative, yet achievable public outreach proposals for radio
and backpacking across the United States in less than a year!
Lory is a proud Cal Lutheran alumna and is honored to share her "aproach of envisioning the impossible, being bold and fearless, crafting it into an actionable path, optimizing the path, putting one foot in front of the other and being ready to look around and experience the now, seizing opportunities along the way, and achieving the boldest dreams possible!"