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Message from the Dean

headshot of Dean Fred BaldiniDean Fred Baldini

The College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State has a long and proud history of providing the region with health and human services professionals who are leaders in the region through their innovation, engagement, and impact. The college plays important roles in addressing the workforce needs of the region, in community engagement, and in research that matters. With more than 38,000 alumni from the college, chances are that if you interact with a nurse, a social worker, or a police officer in the region, that person is a Sac State alum. With nearly 7,000 majors, making it the largest college on campus, the programs offered in the college continue to be in high demand. The faculty and staff are committed to student success, which is one of the primary values of our mission.


Dr. Mary Maguire, Associate Dean for Student and Personnel in the College of Health & Human Services

Dr. Mary Maguire has accepted an offer to serve as the Associate Dean for Students and Personnel in the College of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Maguire has a long and successful history of service to the university and she has been active in a number of important roles including serving as a Department Chair, a Center Director, and as a Principal Investigator.  Over the past few years, she led efforts with a number of important student success initiatives, community based projects, and development activities.  She also brings fourteen years of clinical experience from the private sector prior to joining Sac State.  Dr. Maguire has been an important, contributing member of the leadership team in the college through her work as department chair and as a college faculty fellow. 

Dr. Mary Maguire

Academic Departments

Criminal Justice

Dr. Ernest Uwazie, Chair
(916) 278-5069

Kinesiology and Health Science

Dr. Katherine Jamieson, Chair


Dr. Tanya Altmann, Chair
(916) 278-4106

Physical Therapy

Dr. Michael McKeough, Chair
(916) 278-6426

Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Dr. Greg Shaw, Chair
(916) 278-6752

Social Work

Dr. Dale Russell, Chair
(916) 278-6943

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Robert Pieretti, Chair
(916) 278-6601