Return to Campus Planning Groups

Stakeholders from across the University are working to develop plans for a safe return to campus beginning in fall 2021.

COVID-19 Compliance Task Force

In compliance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Protocols for Institutes of Higher Education, the COVID-19 Compliance Task Force (CCTF) is responsible for establishing and enforcing all COVID-19 safety protocols and ensuring that staff and students receive education about COVID-19.

Dr. Monica Jazzabi, director of the Student Health Center, and Nida Niravanh, director of Risk Management and Environmental, Health and Safety, are the COVID-19 Compliance Officers who serve as liaisons to Public Health in the event of an outbreak on campus and ensure that safety protocols are in place for a safer campus community.

Members of the CCTF include representatives from Academic Affairs, the Office for Students with Disabilities, Facilities Services, the Student Health Center, Risk Management and Environmental, Health and Safety, Communications and Public Affairs, Human Resources Management and Information Technology Services.

Pandemic Business Continuity Planning Committee

Pursuant to Cal State LA’s Pandemic Business Continuity Plan, the Pandemic Business Continuity Planning Committee (PBCPC) is responsible for developing a level of preparedness and response plan to reduce the impact on University operations from a pandemic.

The PBCPC provides general responsibilities and actions to be taken during each phase of any pandemic:

  • Pre-pandemic
  • Pandemic Alert
  • Pandemic
  • Recovery Process

PBCPC membership:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Director, Risk Management and Environmental, Health and Safety 
  • Director, Facilities Services
  • AVP, Administration and Finance/Financial Services
  • AVP, Human Resources Management
  • AVP, Information Technology Services
  • Director, Office for Students with Disabilities
  • Executive Director, University Auxiliary Services, Inc.
  • Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
  • Director, Public Safety (Co-Chair)
  • Director, Student Health Center
  • Director, Housing and Residence Life
  • Vice President, University Advancement (Co-Chair)
  • AVP, Student Affairs
  • Emergency Manager
  • University Counsel

Resuming On-Campus Research Activities Group

This group is assisting with and providing input regarding Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity reopening protocols.

Group membership:

  • Talia Bettcher, Faculty in the Department of Philosophy and Academic Senate Chair
  • Amy Bippus, Vice Provost for Planning and Budget
  • Krishna Foster, Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Stefan Keslacy, Faculty in the School of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science
  • Wing Shun Kwan, Faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering
  • Yangyang Liu, Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Sunil Mangalassary, Associate Director, School of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science
  • Jamil Momand, Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Nida Niravanh, Director, Risk Management and Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Arturo Pacheco-Vega, Associate Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Edith Porter, Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences
  • Jeffrey Underwood, Associate Vice President for Research
  • Nancy Warter-Perez, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Virtual Instruction and Academic Planning Advisory Group

This group is assisting with and providing input for the Division of Academic Affairs regarding virtual instruction and academic planning during the pandemic.

Group membership:

  • Amy Bippus, Vice Provost for Planning and Budget
  • Kristine Bezdecny, Faculty in the Department of Geosciences and Environment
  • Jennifer Celaya Davis, Associate Vice President for Student Life
  • Agustin Cervantes, Director, Office of Student Services in the Charter College of Education
  • Diana Chavez, ASI Representative
  • Rebecca Davis, Chair, Department of Art
  • Karin Elliott Brown, Associate Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Diane Fazzi, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
  • Cari Flint, Chair, Department of Communication Disorders
  • Jose A. Gomez, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Michelle Hawley, Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Tye Jackson, Dean, College of Business and Economics
  • Arash Jamehbozorg, Faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Harkmore Lee, Dean, College of Professional and Global Education
  • Edgar Padilla, Academic Advisor for Student Athletes
  • Carlos Rodriguez, Dean, John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
  • Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Associate Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences
  • Joyce Williams, Associate Vice President for Financial Services