President Mike Claire announced the appointment of Dr. Hilary Goodkind, who has worked with CSM as a consultant, as Interim Dean of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), as of December 4. Goodkind holds a Ph.D. in leadership, technology and administration and government relations, and a master’s in educational policy and management, both from the University of Oregon.

Goodkind comes to CSM with an impressive background in education, research, strategic planning, organizational development, and community involvement. She served as an elected trustee for the Happy Valley School District for six years. She currently serves on the board of NOVA, a nationally recognized workforce investment board. She has also served as an advisor to higher education organizations including Women Leading in Education at the University of Oregon; Child Care Resource Connection at Lane Community College; the Family Life Department at Diablo Valley College; and Leadership Concord.

Over the last several years, Goodkind has served as a consultant to numerous educational and community organizations including Stanford University, the University of Oregon, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, the City of Sunnyvale, NASA-Ames Research Center and the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board. She also assisted CSM in securing a $100,000 MakerSpace Grant.

Finally, Dr. Goodkind has assisted numerous businesses with strategic planning including Extreme Networks, Jupiter Networks, Analog Devices, Hewlett Packard, Oregon Medical Labs, National Semiconductor, and Wyse Technology.