Willie Hagan, interim president of California State University, Fullerton, has been named as interim president of California State University, Dominguez Hills effective June 11. Hagan, 61, has served in various senior leadership positions at Fullerton during his 16 year tenure at the campus, including serving as vice president for administration and chief financial officer.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead the Dominguez Hills campus, and look forward to working closely with faculty, students and staff to build on the university’s excellent foundation,” said Hagan.
Hagan joined Cal State Fullerton in 1996, overseeing the university’s administrative functions and has provided increasing levels of service to the campus during a period of unprecedented growth. From 2000 to 2003, he also served as interim vice president of university advancement and was instrumental in the reorganization of that division. Beginning in 2005, Hagan assumed responsibility for university financial operations, serving as the chief financial officer for the university.
Hagan holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before coming to CSU Fullerton, he served as associate vice president for administration at the University of Connecticut, and as a lobbyist for the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education at the state and federal level.
Hagan’s appointment becomes effective June 11 when current CSU Dominguez Hills President Mildred García begins as president of CSU Fullerton.