Dean's Message


Ron Vogel, Dean of the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Welcome to the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services at Cal State LA, home to nationally-acclaimed academic programs, award winning faculty, and one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies.


Our faculty are dedicated to preparing health and human service professionals for fulfilling careers that address societal needs. There are seven schools and departments that include the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing, Department of Public Health, Department of Communication Disorders, School of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, Department of Child and Family Studies, and School of Social Work. Regardless of their area of study, all of our students and faculty share a passion for improving their communities.

The College promotes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to educate the next generation of leaders for the California workforce. As a student-centered College we stand by our moto, which is students first, students second, and students third.

Our many undergraduate and graduate programs now include a new master’s degree in Public Health, and an AuD (Doctoral Degree in Audiology). If you have any questions we have a full service Advising Center that is ready to assist. It can be reached at (323) 343-5500. 


About Ron Vogel

Ron Vogel has served as a faculty member and administrator for more than 39 years. He started his academic career as a part-time lecturer in 1975 and became a tenure-track faculty member in 1979 after earning his doctorate from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He went through the academic ranks at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte in the Department of Criminal Justice (1980-1991) primarily teaching research and served as a department chair (1988-91).

In 1991, he moved to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and continued his career as a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice for another 10 years before moving into Administration. After interim positions as an Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for research and graduate programs, Ron became the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at CSULB from 2002-2008.  He has published dozens of peer reviewed research articles, worked on several editorial boards and served as the editor of the tier 1 research journal Crime and Delinquency.  In 2009, he became Provost at California State University, Dominguez Hills before taking the position as Associate Vice Chancellor for the CSU system in 2011. In 2015, he returned to campus life and is currently the Dean of the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services at Cal State LA.

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