Hernandez Friedman named vice president for student affairs
Yvonne Hernandez Friedman
Yvonne Hernandez Friedman, Ph.D., is CCU’s new vice president for student affairs. She began her duties in August, and serves on the President’s Cabinet.
In her new role, Hernandez Friedman oversees the Dean of Students Office: student conduct, student advocacy and intervention, and off-campus student services; Student Wellness: counseling services, LiveWell, and student health services; and Student Life: fraternity and sorority life, military and veteran services, student activities and leadership, and student transitions and family programs.
A first-generation college graduate, Hernandez Friedman previously served as the inaugural assistant vice president of student engagement at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Among her responsibilities were implementing a student engagement program that promotes equity/inclusion, leadership, and involvement across four areas: scholarship and academic achievement; social responsibility; community engagement; and career development.
Hernandez Friedman’s background includes working in various student affairs positions at the University of California-San Diego (2014-2021) and San Diego State University (2005-2014).
A formally trained life and career coach, Hernandez Friedman earned both a bachelor’s degree in political science and an M.Ed. in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in educational equity and social justice from Claremont Graduate University in California.