CSUSB Vice President Rincon to retire this summer


One of the longest-tenured administrators at Cal State San Bernardino has announced he will retire this summer, after 19 years with the university.

Frank L. Rincon

Frank L. Rincon

Frank Rincón, who has served as vice president of student affairs at CSUSB since 1994, said, “The experience over the years here has been extraordinarily rewarding. I’ve been able to see so many inspired and motivated students fulfill their hopes and dreams of a college education, and I’ve also been able to see how so many special people here at CSUSB have contributed in many ways in helping our students achieve their educational, personal and career goals.”

Rincón joined the university to lead the Student Services Division in September 1994. He has been a student affairs professional for more than 36 years, helping to develop student leadership programs at the campuses he has served, including Cal State San Bernardino.

“Frank has been an integral member of the university community ever since his arrival, exemplifying an extraordinary commitment and passion for our students,” said Cal State San Bernardino President Tomás Morales. “He has been an incredible support for me in my brief tenure at CSUSB. His counsel and contributions to our leadership team are numerous and I am forever grateful.”

Previously, he was the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Davis from 1992-1994, and dean of student life at both Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Farleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. He also was director of student life at Cal State Los Angeles and assistant dean of students at Central Arizona College.

Rincón earned his Ph.D. in higher education and student personnel, his master’s in counseling and guidance, and his bachelor’s in secondary education, all from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Throughout his career, Rincón has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service, serving on a number of local, regional and state committees and boards.

A national search for new leadership of the division of Student Affairs is scheduled to begin this winter.

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