CSUSB administrators among ‘63 Women of Distinction’


Two Cal State San Bernardino administrators, a development director and two other local women with ties to the university are among the 63 to be honored by state Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) at the 63rd District’s Eighth Annual “63 Women of Distinction Luncheon,” today, Friday, May 18, at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.

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Two CSUSB administrators, a development director and two other local women with ties to the university are among the 63 to be honored by state Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) at the 63rd District’s Eighth Annual '63 Women of Distinction Luncheon,' today, Friday, May 18.

Lorraine Frost, interim vice president for information technology resources and the university’s chief information officer; Olivia Rosas, associate vice president for enrollment services; and Terri Carlos, director of development, were among the CSUSB staff selected for this year’s honor.

In addition, Johnnie Ann Ralph, retired librarian for the university’s John M. Pfau Library, and CSUSB alumna Candace Loya also will be recognized.

The event will celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of 63 women who live or work in California’s 63rd Assembly District. All have made a difference in their communities through their diligence, dedication and determination.

Frost has served Cal State San Bernardino’s technology needs for more than 31 years, beginning as an employee after graduating from the university. Under her leadership, the campus provides more than 200 multi-media classrooms, ubiquitous wireless access on campus, access to information through innovative mobile applications, and self-instructional computing labs. As the SecureIT Conference planning chair for the past seven years, she was recently recognized as the Outstanding Leader of the Year in Security Industry by Info Security Products Guide. Frost earned three degrees from CSUSB: a B.A. in psychology in 1978, a master’s in psychology in 1980 and a B.S. in computer science in 1985.

Rosas is responsible for managing enrollment at Cal State San Bernardino and has direct supervision over the university’s departments of admissions and student recruitment; financial aid; records, registration and evaluations; technical support services; and the Upward Bound program. She has been responsible for developing and implementing CSUSB’s recruitment and marketing plan to identify, attract, admit and enroll students, while adjusting to rapidly changing enrollment targets. She has worked in a variety of outreach, recruitment and enrollment-management positions at Cal State San Bernardino since 1986, and she earned her master’s degree from CSUSB after earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside.

Carlos is a director of development in charge of annual giving and constituent management. She oversees the

university’s annual giving program, reaching out to CSUSB alumni and friends of the university. She also directs the annual faculty-staff fundraising campaign, which registered record contribution levels from the campus community in 2012. Through her efforts, she’s helped raise more than $2.2 million in gifts and pledges from alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff since 2000. Carlos also is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, earning a bachelor’s degree as a dual major in management and finance in 1985.

Ralph joined CSUSB in 1971 as a librarian and was among a core group of individuals who laid the foundation for the John M. Pfau Library. As associate university librarian, she oversaw the planning and construction of a 50,000-square-foot addition to the building, more than doubling the space for special collections and tripling the student work-study areas. Later, as dean of the library, she helped guide the technological and operational changes that came with the Internet and World Wide Web. She retired in 2007, but continues to be actively involved with the university, serving on its Retirees Association Board of Directors and the Coyote Athletics Association Advisory Board.

Loya, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Cal State San Bernardino and was nominated for the Women of Distinction honor by the CSUSB Alumni Association, continues to build and maintain volunteer programs with Loma Linda University.  She has been involved as a workshop presenter, internship host, and mentor through the CSUSB Alumni Association and the CoyoteCareers program.

For more information about the Women of Distinction, contact Kris Sermaniak at (909) 466-9096 or kris.sermaniak@asm.ca.gov.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu