• Touro University Welcome Steven Jacobson as Dean of Student Affairs

    May 16, 2019
    Vallejo, CA (May 16, 2019): We are excited to announce the appointment of Steven Jacobson as the new Dean of Student Affairs at Touro University California (TUC). With 27 years of experience, Steve will be responsible for overseeing enrollment services, disability accommodations, Jewish life, student activities and athletics, the student government association, student health, commencement, and counseling. Throughout his career, he has been an exceptional leader and champion for students; establishing programs and fundraising to help all students succeed, especially low-income and minority students.
    “I am excited to continue my journey advocating for student wellness at Touro,” said Steve. “Ensuring students have the support systems they need will allow them to focus on becoming the next generation of healthcare and education professionals while serving communities in need.”
    Most recently, Steve was the Interim Vice President of Student Life at Stockton’s University of the Pacific, working up from his start as Director of Housing in 2002. Throughout his tenure at University of the Pacific, Steve led a $3 million fundraising campaign for student scholarships and support; secured more than $2 million in Federal TRiO Program grants serving low-income, first-generation high school and college students with mentoring, counseling and tutoring support; and helped to create an award-winning learning assessment and program review process. He has been a remarkable champion and advocate for students creating a National Association of Student Personnel Administrations model program aimed at reducing societal violence, co-chairing a bi-annual LGBTQIA conference for college and university students from the Western United States, and enhancing overall residential facilities while reducing deferred maintenance. Prior to his work at the University of Pacific, Steve provided leadership roles in university housing for the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Plymouth State University.
    “We’re excited to welcome Steve to our Touro family,” said Chief Academic Officer and Provost Dr. Sarah Sweitzer. “His 27-year long career highlights an extraordinary commitment to supporting and promoting all students – a perfect fit for our campus values that foster student-centered education coupled with compassion and service to society.”
    About the Touro College and University System: Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The University, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.
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    Andrea Garcia , Associate Vice President, University Advancement
    (707) 638-5272
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