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The Chief’s Advisory Board (CAB) provides a vital voice for our diverse Titan community to share their views and ideas to enhance university safety through communication, community engagement, transparency, and increased trust. The CAB members counsel the chief of police on safety matters impacting the CSUF community to pursue impactful safety measures and services to support a safe, inclusive, and welcoming university for all Titans to thrive.


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Gregory (Chris) Brown grew up in Los Angeles (Watts), and completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. of Arts in Sociology. He later received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis in Criminology from the University of California, Irvine. 

Brown is currently the Chapter President of the California Faculty Association and has served as President and Vice President of the African American Faculty and Staff Association. 

His research, publications, and presentations have focused on crime, criminology theory, white-collar crime, and gangs. His research included university views on policing, funding, and graduation rates. Brown published papers on Original Gangsters, the history of African American Gangs in LA, civil gang injunctions, and gangs and social media. 

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Cecil Chik currently serves as the Director of Engagement and Learning in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Programs. Cecil has worked in education since the start of her professional career in 2009 as a high school math teacher. 

As a counselor in training, Chik learned skills to navigate communication barriers and interpersonal conflict. During her graduate studies, Chik developed her passion for social justice and advocacy through her role in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at her Alma Mater. 

Chik received her B.S. degree at the University of Central Florida in Mathematics Education in 2009. Since then, she's earned her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. Cecil is currently a doctoral candidate in the Education Leadership Ed.D program a California State University, Fullerton. 

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Christine Gardiner is a Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton, and a Senior Research Fellow for the Police Foundation. 

She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.Phil from Cambridge University.

Gardiner has conducted two major studies on the role of higher education in policing and was awarded a prestigious National Institute of Justice grant to study the implementation effects of Proposition 36 on Orange County criminal justice practitioners and drug offenders. 

She edited multiple books and authored numerous articles, book chapters, and an introduction to a policing textbook (Policing for the 21st Century: Realizing the Vision of Police in a Free Society).


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Janette Hyder is a first-generation college graduate from California State University, Fullerton. She earned her Master's of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy, a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Mental Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Chicano Studies.
Hyder works with the Male Success Initiative (MSI) - Fullerton as a Counselor and Senior Career Post Graduation Coordinator. 

Hyder has done extensive training on AB-540 and Undocumented Students for various universities and student and community organizations. She was instrumental in assisting first-generation, low-income under-represented undocumented students through the years at California State University, Fullerton. 


Hyder has also been involved with various campus committees and organizations throughout the years.

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Dr. Calli Lewis-Chiu is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education. Before joining Cal State University, Fullerton in 2018, she was an assistant professor at CSU Bakersfield and Shippensburg University. 

She holds a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of Texas Tech, an M.Ed. with an emphasis in multicultural issues in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in emotional and behavioral disorders in Special Education from the University of North Texas. 

Before entering academia, Lewis-Chiu was a special education teacher for 10-years and worked as a direct care service provider for adolescents in foster care. 

Her research interests include improving outcomes for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, increasing cultural competence among educators, and special education teacher preparation.

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Tonantzin Oseguera, Ed.D., serves as Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. 

Originally joining CSUF in 2013 as Dean of Students, it was here that Oseguera first led endeavors that bolstered the university's mission to provide an inclusive and transformational environment for all Titans. 

Her accomplishments include the development of the first Behavior Intervention Team in CSUF history, serving through the President's Commission for Equity and Inclusion, the Undocumented and Formerly Undocumented Faculty & Staff Association, and Black Excellence Care Group as co-chair.

A first-generation college graduate born and raised in Mexico City, Oseguera earned a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from USC; a Master's in Higher Education and Student Administration from the University of Vermont; and a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies.

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Nancy Panza is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Police and Forensic Psychology.  She is a Professor in the Psychology Department at California State University, Fullerton. 

Dr. Panza completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Psychology and Law, at the University of Alabama.

In addition to her work on campus, Dr. Panza is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in which she provides clinical and consulting services for police and fire departments. Dr. Panza has a passion for promoting modern policing practices and promoting mental health and wellness for first responders.  



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