After a national search, California State University, Dominguez Hills has appointed M. Gary Sayed as the new dean of the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing effective Aug. 11.
Sayed comes to CSU Dominguez Hills with 22 years of experience in higher education, including as dean of science and health at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences and founding director of Charles Drew’s biomedical sciences program, where he also was professor of biomedical physics. He has held positions as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, chairman and clinical professor of the diagnostic imaging department at Thomas Jefferson University, also in Philadelphia, and acting director of the Nuclear Medicine Institute and assistant professor of nuclear medicine and radiation physics at the University of Findlay in Ohio.
“The search committee was very impressed with Dr. Sayed’s extensive academic and higher education administration experience,” Provost Ellen Junn said. “We are pleased to have him join our leadership team at Dominguez Hills.”
Most recently, Sayed has served as director of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, and was professor and founding director of graduate programs in biomedical, radiological and imaging sciences at Alfaisal University College of Medicine. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Angola, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey and the UAE, and is a senior Fulbright Scholar to Turkey alumnus.
“It is a distinct honor to join the outstanding team of the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing at CSU Dominguez Hills,” Sayed said. “What I find most appealing about the college is its holistic approach to training future specialists. I look forward to working with CHHSN’s dedicated team in further supporting the college in training competent graduates through mission-centered, stakeholder-sensitive, and market-responsive initiatives.”
Sayed holds an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, a Ph.D. in radiological sciences from the University of Toledo Health Sciences in Ohio, a master’s in chemistry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine science from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Tex. He is a certified medical nuclear physicist and currently serves as vice president of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine.
The largest college at CSUDH with more than 3,000 students, the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing trains traditional medical/clinical care professionals but also educates physical and mental health specialists through its superb undergraduate and graduate degree programs in clinical science, health science, orthotics and prosthetics, child development, communication sciences and disorders, human services, marriage and family therapy, kinesiology, recreation and leisure studies, nursing, occupational therapy and social work.