FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/12/96
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CAL STATE L.A. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT
Los Angeles, CA -- August 12, 1996 . . . Claremont resident Andrew J. Winnick has been appointed to the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles, effective September 16, 1996. Since 1992, Winnick has served as dean of special programs at Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany. He will function as executive secretary for the University's Faculty Policy Committee and will be responsible for accreditation issues, program review, student outcomes assessment, faculty problems and concerns, and Convocation and Commencement. He will also be the liaison between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the CSU General Counsel.
Andrew Winnick received a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He earned a secondary teaching credential in mathematics and business education from UC Berkeley. From 1969-71, he taught economics at UC Santa Barbara and helped develop university programs in urban studies and environmental studies -- one of the first such programs in the United States. He taught political economy at Antioch College, Ohio, from 1971-83, serving as chair of the program. At Antioch, Winnick initiated and directed the college's comparative European systems program and co-directed the college's Institute for the Study of Social Problems.
In 1983, after having served as visiting and adjunct faculty at Central State University (Ohio) from his base at Antioch, he was invited to join the faculty of this "Historically Black" public institution, and was appointed chair of the Department of Economics in 1987. In 1989, he joined Schiller International University as professor of economics and computer studies, and was head of the computer studies program and director of the Heidelberg campus from 1989-90. He served as director of planning and public affairs before being appointed dean of special programs.
In addition to his academic posts, Winnick has held numerous research and consulting positions, including those of consultant for the German-American Institute, Heidelberg; Institute of Applied Economic Research, Tubingen, Germany; The Housing Study Task Force, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; State of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University Public Assistance Standards Revisions Project; and Community Development Corporation, Ventura County.
He has served on various editorial boards and has authored numerous publications, including Toward Two Societies: The Changing Distributions of Income and Wealth in the U.S. Since 1960 (Praeger Publishing, 1989). Winnick is listed in Who's Who in the World, The International Directory of Educational Leaders and, for "Extraordinary Service to the Teaching Profession," in The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership.
Janet Fisher-Hoult has been the acting associate vice president since July 1, 1995, and was the acting assistant vice president for academic affairs from January through June 1995. A professor of education in the division of Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies, Fisher-Hoult will return to her position as director of the University's Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, effective September 1, 1996.