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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.


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Robert Pieretti

Congratulations to Robert Pieretti for being appointed Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders! Dr. Pieretti is an important contributing member of the leadership team in the college and we appreciate all that he does for the department and the college.

Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Robert Pieretti

Michal C. Frazier Memorial Scholarship

Christina Ibarra from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is the recipient of the Michal C. Frazier Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship was created in honor a spunky nine-year-old boy, Michael, who loved all-things-dinosaur, camping, house boating, Cub Scout Pinewood Derbies, and hats.  In 1975, he fought a childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer, unsuccessfully, for one valiant year using his sense of humor and strong will.  This scholarship also honors Michael’s devoted parents, Donald and Lois Frazier, on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Christina, seen here with Chair Robert Pieretti and Dean Fred Baldini, was selected for this award for her outstanding work in the area of child language and literacy.  She has been an active member of the Sacramento State Literacy Connection, coordinating and training our students to conduct Storytime sessions at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and to conduct parent training classes in our community that are designed to enhance the home language-literacy environment in a manner that promotes school readiness.  She has also been a key player in Dr. Roseberry McKibbin’s Love, Talk, Read book drive, which has raised over 141,000 books for children locally, nationally, and internationally.

Scholarship Awarded Michal C. Frazier Memorial Scholarship

Panetta Congressional Internship Program

Each year the Panetta Institute invites CSU presidents to nominate an outstanding undergraduate (sophomore or junior) student (who will then be either a matriculating junior or senior during the period of the internship, Fall 2017) to participate in the fall semester Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C.

There will be an information session on the Panetta Congressional Internship Program, and an opportunity to hear from Sac State’s 2015 Panetta Intern, Adali Hernandez, on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:00-1:00 in the University Union, Oak Room (2nd floor).

Panetta Congressional Internship Program

Academic Departments

Criminal Justice

Dr. Mary Maguire, Chair
(916) 278-6487

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