Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group
Established in 1980 by Ed Dundon, the Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group (DSAG) provides an opportunity for a growing group of superintendents to consult with the Dean, network with other superintendents in California, and recruit aspiring superintendents to join the USC family. DSAG elected Frank Cosca PhD ’80 as its first president in 1991. Today DSAG has approximately 200 members.
DSAG Priorities Include:
- DSAG Awards Dinner (January)
- Spring DSAG Meeting (April/May)
- Leadership Conference (July)
- DSAG @ Associates Picnic (September)
- Fall DSAG Meeting (September/October)
- Christopher Downing, a current EdD student, was named superintendent of the Anaheim Elementary School District.
- Carmen Garcia EdD ’07 was named superintendent of the San Marcos Unified School District.
- Colleen Hawkins EdD ’17 was named superintendent of the Saugus Union School District.
- Maria Martinez-Poulin EdD ’17 was named superintendent of the Whittier City School District.
- Ramon Miramontes EdD ’15 was named superintendent of the Buena Park School District.
- Robert Haley EdD ’01 was named superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District.
- Alex Cherniss EdD ’08 was named superintendent of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
- Gunn Marie Hanson MS ’96 PhD ’00 was named superintendent for Orange Unified School District
- Sherryl Carter EdD ’17 was named superintendent for the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center
- Paul Gothold EdD ’17 was appointed superintendent of schools for the San Diego County Office of Education.
- Brett Geithman EdD ’09 was named superintendent at Larkspur-Corte Madera School District.
- David Haglund EdD ’09 was named superintendent of schools for Pleasanton Unified School District.
- Betsy Hamilton EdD ’12 was named superintendent of Lawndale Elementary School District.
- Crystal Turner EdD ’13 was named superintendent of Saddleback Valley Unified School District.
DSAG Hall of Fame Inductees
|2019||David Cash EdD ’08|
|2018||John Roach EdD ’88|
|2017||Maria Ott PhD ‘94|
|2016||Michael Escalante EdD ‘02|
|2015||Pedro Garcia EdD ’83|
|2014||Jack McLaughlin MS ’65 PhD ’68 and Michael J. McLaughlin PhD ’77|
|2013||Karen Symms Gallagher|
|2012||Thomas C. Halvorsen EdD ’80|
|2011||Steven Fish EdD ’97|
|2010||Rudy Castruita EdD ’82|
|2009||Darline Robles PhD ’93|
|2008||Mike Caston MS ’73 EdD ’80 PhD ’81|
|2007||Carol Wilson PhD ’80|
|2006||Robert French ’52 PhD ’69|
|2005||Stuart Gothold EdD ’74|
For more information please contact:
Director of Alumni Engagement