Student Affairs Leadership Team
Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes joined California State University, Fullerton as the Vice President of Student Affairs in July of 2012. In her previous position, Dr. Eanes served as Vice President of Student Affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she provided leadership and oversight to various student services since 2006. In this role, Dr. Eanes implemented new student programs, strategic plans, and assessment models, while creating an office of Community Outreach and Service Learning, and reengineering the Office of Career Services and Internships. Previously, Dr. Eanes served as an Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Accessibility at Hamilton College, and held leadership positions at Morehouse College and Columbia University. She has university teaching experience at several institutions including John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she also holds an appointment as Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Counseling Department. In addition to service as an education professional, Dr. Eanes has multiple publications and is currently a member of six student affairs professional associations. Dr. Eanes holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, a Master of Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Dillard University.
Dr. Kandy Mink Salas
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Kandy Mink Salas has been a university student affairs professional for 27 years working in the areas of student affairs administration, student retention services, and leadership training and development. She currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton where she has oversight responsibility for Student Academic Services, the Student Health and Counseling Center, the Career Center, Veterans Services, Guardian Scholars, Disability Support Services, and Athletics Academic Services. She also serves on the campus AB540 Committee and the Veteran Student Services Advisory Board.
Prior to this position, Dr. Mink Salas served as the Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at CSUF, as the Associate Director of Student Life at CSUF, and as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at the University of San Diego. She is currently an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at Cal State Fullerton and in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University.
Dr. Mink Salas received her B.A. in English with a specialization in Women's Studies from UCLA, her M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University. Her research focus is in leadership studies, women in leadership, and college student development theory.
Dr. Ryan E. Alcántara
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Ryan Alcántara joined the campus in August of 1997 as the Coordinator for Greek Life and Student Development, where he advised several student programs out of the then Office of Student Life. Since, he has held several other positions on campus including Coordinator of the Volunteer and Service Center, Director of Honors & Scholars Support Services, and Associate Dean of Students for New Student Programs. In January 2008, Dr. Alcántara joined the Vice President’s Office as Assistant Vice President. In his current role, he oversees Housing and Residence Life, Disabled Student Services, the Office of Financial Aid, the Guardian Scholars Program, Student Health and Counseling Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Affairs Technology Services. In addition to membership on several professional organizations, he is a former member of the EdFund Board of Directors, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California. He earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut, where he worked in the Department of Student Activities and Union Programs, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Lea Jarnagin
Dean of Students
Dean of StudentsDr. Jarnagin joined Cal State Fullerton in the spring of 1998 as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of the Arts, where she oversaw student leadership programs, student scholarships and contributed to enrollment management efforts of the college. Since then, she has held several other positions on campus including Associate Dean for New Student Programs and the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. She also has experience overseeing budget and human resource functions of the division. In her current role, she provides leadership for division-wide student learning assessment programs and oversees several departments including Honors & Scholars Support Services, Judicial Affairs, Leadership and Multicultural Development Programs, New Student Programs, Student Life and the college-based Assistant Deans for Student Affairs. She also chairs the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Committee. In addition to active membership in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Lea serves as an adjunct faculty member in the CSUF Masters of Science in Higher Education Program. Lea received her B.A. in Sociology from CSU San Marcos, her M.S. in Counseling with a Specialization in Student Development in Higher Education from Cal State Long Beach and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from UCLA.
Director of Athletics
With over 20 years experience in athletics administration to his credit, Jim Donovan was appointed the 11th Director of Athletics at Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 21, 2012. Donovan, an Anaheim native who attended both Servite High School and Santa Ana College, joined the university after spending 17 years in the athletics department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, including serving as the director of athletics from 2008-12, overseeing the university's 21-sport operation with a budget of more than $30 million. He spearheaded a fund-raising effort that secured more than $40 million in public and private capital improvement projects and increased planned giving and major gifts from $5 million to an estimated $14 million. During his tenure, the athletic programs saw a collective improvement in both Academic Progress Rate (APR) and overall grade point average (GPA) while managing a department that included more than 120 full-time staff, 200-plus part-time staff, and 450-plus student-athletes. On the field, the Rainbow Warriors competed at a high level, making 20 postseason appearances, including two football bowl appearances, an NCAA semifinal appearance for women’s volleyball, softball’s inaugural appearance in the Women’s College World Series, and postseason tournament appearances for men’s basketball, sand volleyball, and men’s and women’s tennis. A 1983 graduate of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in geography, he also earned an executive master’s degree in business administration in 1996. (View full bio.)
Executive Director, Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.
Fred Sanchez has been the Executive Director, Associated Students, CSU Fullerton, Inc., since 2005. In his position, he oversees the ongoing operations and activities of the Associated Students, Titan Student Union, Student Recreation Center, and Children’s Center. Prior to his appointment at CSUF, Sanchez served for over eleven years in various capacities at the Associated Students, CSU Long Beach. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics, as well as a graduate certificate in Public Sector Financial Management, all from CSU Long Beach. He is member of the CSU Association of Auxiliary Organizations and the Association of College Unions International.
Dr. David Forgues
Chief of Operations
Dr. Forgues joined the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in December of 2012. As Chief of Operations, he provides oversight for the office operations, division wide efforts in the areas of assessment and staff development and divisional budget and human resources matters. Dr. Forgues' experience in student affairs before coming to CSUF includes leadership positions in several functional areas. Most recently he served as the Assistant Dean in the Academic Success Center at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Prior to UNLV, he served as the Director of New Student Programs at Northern Arizona University. He also has held positions in Residence Life, Admissions, Judicial Affairs and Student Life. Dr. Forgues received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado. He earned his Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from the University at Buffalo. His dissertation was titled Study Abroad and Students’ Openness to Diversity and Intercultural Sensitivity.
Anh H. Nelson
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Anh Nelson comes to the Office of the Vice President with over 10 years of experience, providing high level administrative, personal support, and customer service in higher education. Ms. Nelson joined the campus in 2001 as a Library Assistant in the Pollak Library and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton in Liberal Studies. Prior to joining the VP Office she served as Assistant to the Director of the Faculty Development Center (FDC), Administrative Assistant to the University Librarian and Head of Library Circulation. In her current role, as Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Ms. Nelson provides direct support to Vice President Eanes as well as serve as office manager for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.