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.
Daria-Yvonne Jackson Graham, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dr. Daria-Yvonne Jackson Graham is the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at California State University, San Bernardino. She has intentionally spent her career designing, implementing, and assessing student development programs from a socially-just perspective while working with campus crisis, strategic planning and assessment, leadership development, and campus-wide initiatives regarding diversity, social justice, and the co-curricular experience. As a result, she has worked collaboratively to better provide faculty, staff, and students resources to assist in creating an atmosphere for engaged learning. She has also taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of leadership, intergroup dialogue, social justice, music, and sociology.
Molly Springer, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Student Success and Educational Equity
Dr. Molly Springer (Cherokee/ Osage; pronouns: she/her/hers) has worked in higher education for 20 years and her focus, throughout her career, has been on developing programs and initiatives which attend to the needs of disproportionally impacted students. Currently, Dr. Springer serves at the Associate Vice President of Educational Equity and Student Success at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Springer’s research has focused on Native American students both in K-12 and higher education, is a published author (Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education (book), “From Boarding Schools to Suspension Boards” (statewide CCEAL report), and a forthcoming chapter entitled, The Transformational Change Agent Equation: Reziliency of Native American Women in Leadership Roles in Higher Education, "Black and Brown Leadership and the Promotion of Change in an Era of Social Unrest." Dr. Springer has served as Dean of Equity and Student Success for Sacramento City College, the Director of Learning Communities at CSU Monterey Bay, as an Assistant Dean of Students/ Director of the Native American Program at Dartmouth College, the Assistant Director of Native Studies at the University of Illinois, and a research analyst for San Diego State University. Dr Springer has also served as the Chair for Native American Network at ACPA, a founding member of the National Coalition for the Advancement of Native Higher Education (NCANHE), and a founding member of the Sacramento Native American Higher Education Collaborative. Dr Springer was the first recipient of the Danielle Terrance Courage Award bestowed upon her by ACPA, and is the incoming Director of External Relations for ACPA (American College Personnel Association).
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
Dr. Beth 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, Assistant Vice President for Student Services, and in her current role as Executive Director of Health, Counseling, and Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs. She oversees two student services departments: Counseling & Psychological Services and the Student Health 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.
Shawn Chin-Farrell, J.D.
Director of Athletics
Shawn Chin-Farrell was named Cal State San Bernardino’s Director of Athletics in May 2017 after nearly nine years at Division I Seattle University. He brings more than 13 years of NCAA experience to CSUSB and is recognized as a dynamic consensus builder with extensive broad based knowledge in managing successful NCAA athletics departments. Chin-Farrell is a former NCAA student-athlete with a unique combination of experience in athletics, law, and coaching.
Chin-Farrell played a critical role in all aspects of operations of the Seattle University athletics department, spearheading the athletics department capital campaign vision and strategy, supervision of the daily operations of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, the student-athlete academic support unit, and compliance with all NCAA and university rules and regulations.
Chin-Farrell was a soccer student-athlete at Sonoma State University prior to receiving his degree in political science from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1998.
Dr. Anissa Rogers was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a first-generation college student who worked her way through her undergraduate programs in Psychology and Spanish. Her first job was at a Skippers fast food restaurant. Her second was at a hospital kitchen, where she spent her time literally standing in a giant garbage disposal in fishing gear, plucking out silverware. She went on to get Masters’ degrees in Counseling Psychology and Social Work and a Doctorate in Social Work. She has taught social work for over 20 years and led numerous study abroad programs around the globe (Mexico is her favorite destination). She is a licensed clinical social worker with a private mental health practice focused on older adults and animal assisted therapy. Some of her favorite things to do are laugh, hike, travel, work for social and economic justice, and hang with her two- and four-legged family members and friends.