The college of Health and Human Services provides quality academic programs that educates and empowers students, serves and enriches diverse communities, promotes well-being, and informs policy and best practices. 
The College of Health and Human Services will be recognized as an innovative center of excellence for educating future health andhuman service leaders in diverse communities.
  • Student Success
  • Community
  • Well-Being
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion & Access
  • Leadership
  • Professional Ethics
  • Excellence in teaching, service and scholarship
  • Social Responsibility
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Global Engagement
  • Strengthen student achievement
  • Support success in teaching effectiveness, research, and service
  • Promote staff success
  • Develop, strengthen, and sustain academic programs
  • Cultivate, promote, and sustain community programs and partnerships

 Leadership Team

Fred Baldini

Fred D. Baldini is entering his 31st year as a member of the faculty at Sacramento State. He was appointed Dean of the College of Health and Human Services on July 15, 2010. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Interim Associate Dean for a short period of time.  He also served nine plus years as the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. In 1994, he was selected for the Outstanding Teaching Award for the college, in 2003 he was selected for the Outstanding Service Award for the college, and in 2006 he completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University.  Most recently (2018), he completed the Institute for Management and Leadership program at Harvard University. Currently, Dr. Baldini serves on the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center Foundation Board of Directors, the Sacramento State Alumni Associate Board of Directors, and he is the Director of the college’s Center for Health Practice, Policy, and Research.  He is leading the college/university efforts in the ongoing development and construction of state-of-the-art teaching, research, and clinical facilities at Folsom Hall.  Folsom Hall is the home for the School of Nursing, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, and the future home of the Doctorate of Audiology. Dr. Baldini received his Ph.D. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University in 1990, and he is an alumnus receiving both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Sacramento State.  His research interests are in the areas of exercise and metabolism serving two years as the director of the Human Performance Lab, and four years as the Director of the United States Olympic Committee/National Wheelchair Athletic Association’s Disabled Athlete Training Camp held at Sacramento State.


Robin Carter
Associate Dean of Budget & Operations

Dr. Robin Carter has served as Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services since January 2011. Dr. Carter joined Sacramento State’s faculty in the Division of Social Work in 1989 where she rose through the faculty ranks to become professor and chair of the division.  As a professor she taught across the curriculum, including courses in diversity, aging, health and practice in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Dr. Carter has been extensively involved in national professional organizations, statewide committees and task forces, and in university governance.  She served as President of the California Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work, President of the Board of the California Social Work Education Center, and co-chair of the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. She earned a Master of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1995, as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work from Sacramento State. 


Mary Maguire
Associate Dean of Students & Personnel

Mary Maguire joined Sacramento State in 2005 as faculty in the Division of Criminal Justice.  Her research interests include moral panic and public policy, as well as issues related to the incarceration movement in the United States, including drugs, race, class and programs for those at risk for offending.    Dr. Maguire has provided extensive service to increase opportunity for students and community members.  For students she started the Mentoring in Law Enforcement program, the Unlocking Potential Series, a crime scene lab, and Project Rebound, a prison to university pipeline, at Sacramento State.  Additionally, she was the founding director of the Center for Justice Policy and Research, a pathway for graduate students to community justice agencies seeking research on best practices.  She has also served on numerous community Boards and taskforces including the Editorial Board for Contemporary Justice Review, the executive task force for the Board of State and Community Corrections, and the Executive Board of the FBI Citizens Academy.  She is the past President of the Western Society of Criminology, for which she received the John D Lohman Award for Outstanding Service, and she is the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching award for the College.   She was the Division Chair for Criminal Justice and has served as the Associate Dean of the College since January 2017.  Dr. Maguire earned her Ph.D. in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University in 2004.