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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.


New Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars’ (LECS) Program

History is made at Sacramento State! Our new Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars’ (LECS) Program – the first of its kind in the nation – became official Wednesday, Oct. 12, as President Robert S. Nelsen, Sacramento Police Department Chief Sam Somers, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Jonni Fenner, and LECS founding director Dr. Shelby Moffatt signed a partnership agreement in ceremonies at The WELL. More than 50 uniformed officers, along with University faculty and staff, witnessed the signing, which launches this unique “scholars to officers” program. Moffatt called it “a momentous, historic, groundbreaking occasion,” adding, “We believe this to be the gold standard in higher education.” Somers, who was #MadeAtSacState, called LECS a “model program” that will get “people into the (law enforcement) profession and ready to hit the streets.” LECS is open to juniors and seniors at Sacramento State, no matter their major. For more information about the program:

Kinzie Murphy Challenge Gift: From Excellent to Exceptional

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) is pleased to announce a special Challenge Grant for gifts directed to the Language, Speech, and Hearing Building Fund.

A generous contribution from Kinzie Murphy, M.S., CCC-SLP will match all gifts of $1,000 or less to the Language, Speech, and Hearing Building Fund for the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology Campaign.  Gifts, effective immediately, will be matched as follows:

All campaign gifts to $250                         Two-to-one match

All campaign gifts $251 to $1,000             One-to-one match

Click here for more information on the Kinzie Murphy Challenge Gift and ways to give.  

'Scholars to Officers': Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' Program

Some Criminal Justice students are giving a thumbs up to Sac State's new Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' (LECS) Program. Dozens of law enforcement officers were on campus today to show their support for a unique partnership that is designed to build bridges between Sac State, law enforcement and the community.

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