Bryan Haddock, chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino, has been named the new chief of staff in the Office of the President.

Haddock, who joined CSUSB in 2000 as a lecturer and became a tenured faculty member in the fall of 2001, has served as the department’s chair since 2016.

“He brings to the role an intimate knowledge of the campus as well as personal experience in teaching, research and academic administration,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales, in his announcement to the university on Aug. 9. “During his years at CSUSB, Bryan has demonstrated a commitment to shared governance and transparency of communication along with a dedication to student success as well as faculty success.”

Morales also expressed his thanks and appreciation to Barry Ryan, who served as interim chief of staff, for the excellent service he rendered to the President’s Office and to CSUSB during his months on campus. 

Haddock said his role as chief of staffis to make sure that the president has all the information necessary to make timely and wise decisions that will help students, faculty and staff. I will be the link between the President’s Office and the CSUSB community as a whole.”

“For CSUSB to move forward, all divisions and interests of our university community need to work together by keeping lines of communication open and dialogue happening. I strongly believe in this university’s potential,” Haddock said. “I look forward to building the future of CSUSB’s students, faculty and staff by serving as chief of staff in the Office of the President and working closely with the president’s cabinet.”

He said his understanding of the university, the city and region will help as chief of staff.

“I believe that growing up in San Bernardino and then working as a faculty member has given me a knowledge and love for the people of this university and this city,” Haddock said. “In my time at CSUSB, I have had the privilege of working with many people across the campus in a variety of roles.  I am hoping that this experience will bring a new and expanded perspective.”

Haddock described the university “as a place where it is obvious that students are the reason we exist. “Students come to CSUSB from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Students are given the opportunity to excel in the classroom as well as in a variety of capacities outside of the classroom.”

He added, “CSUSB is also a great place for a career.  Not only are there endless opportunities but other faculty and staff are committed to collaboration.  I see people constantly aiming to help their colleagues excel.”

At CSUSB, Haddock taught a wide range of courses within the kinesiology department and conducted research on the metabolic impacts of varying exercise routines.  He received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the metabolic effects of active video games (Exergames) and conducted several studies in this area.

Prior to joining CSUSB, Haddock spent the first part of his professional career working as a clinical exercise physiologist for the Loma Linda University (LLU), Center for Health Promotion.  After completing his doctorate, he was on the faculty at LLU teaching exercise physiology and supervising students who performed exercise stress testing at the center

He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from The Master’s College, a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctor of public health in preventive care, both from Loma Linda University.