Student Affairs Leadership Team
Paz Maya Olivérez, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Paz Maya Olivérez is Vice President for Student Affairs at CSUSB. She assumed her vice presidency in August 2019. In this role, she leads a team of more than 300 staff and nearly 1,300 paraprofessionals in programs that support students. An accomplished administrator and educator, Dr. Olivérez brings a wealth of higher education and CSU experience to CSUSB. Dr. Olivérez served as interim vice president for student affairs as well as senior associate vice president and dean of students at California State Stanislaus. Prior to that, she spent eight years at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she held several administrative positions including associate vice president for student success. She holds a doctorate in educational policy from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Olivia Rosas, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Student Success and Educational Equity
A graduate from Indio High School, Olivia Rosas obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Spanish and Chicano Studies from UC Riverside and a master of arts degree from CSUSB in Education with a Concentration in Counseling and Guidance.
Dr. Rosas is the Associate Vice President for Student Success and Educational Equity at CSUSB, where she oversees the operation of the following departments: Undocumented Student Success Center and the Office of Pre-College Programs, which includes four federal grant programs (GEAR-UP, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and First Star Academy). Dr. Rosas has been in the field of education for more than 25 years, and she has been an advocate for students since the beginning of her career.
Beth Jaworski, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Student Services
Dr. Jaworski has worked at CSUSB since 2003 in various roles, including as a therapist in Counseling & Psychological Services, the director of Services to Students with Disabilities and, for the past year, as the AVP for Student Services in the Division of Student Affairs. She oversees six student services departments: Counseling & Psychological Services, the Student Health Center, the Career Center, Services to Students with Disabilities, the Children’s Center and the Veterans Success Center. In addition, Dr. Jaworski serves on the CARE (Campus Assessment, Response & Education) Team. She is a clinical psychologist and holds her M.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University and B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She is committed to student success, health and wellness and social justice for all.
Lisa Root, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development
Lisa Root joined the CSUSB community in May 2016 from California State University, Chico. In her current role, she provides leadership to the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development and the CARE Team.
Root earned her bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Studies at San Jose State University, where she served as a Residence Hall Director and launched her career in student affairs. She went on to obtain her master of arts degree in Education, Counseling & Guidance at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Root is the proud product of the California Master Plan, having studied or worked at four different campuses in the California State University system, as well as one UC campus. She is an advocate for student success and making a difference in the lives of the students we serve at CSUSB