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All leaders within the Touro College and University system share that values expressed by our founder, Dr. Bernard Lander. Those values include, social justice, human equality service, commitment and caring.

On the campus of Touro University California our leaders have dedicated their lives to these ideals and work constantly to ensure they are integral here at TUC.


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Dr. Bernard Lander, Ph.D.

A teacher to many and a friend to all, Dr. Bernard Lander’s inspired—and inspiring—leadership has defined our history and his legacy will shape our future.

By the time he founded Touro College in 1970, Dr. Lander had already established himself as an educational innovator, a trusted and beloved community figure, and a highly regarded thought leader.

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Dr. Alan Kadish, M.D.

Alan Kadish, M.D. is President of the Touro College and University System, the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States.

Before succeeding as Touro’s second president in March 2010, Dr. Kadish distinguished himself as a prominent cardiologist, dedicated teacher and researcher, and experienced administrator.

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Dr. Sarah Sweitzer

Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, Ph.D.

Touro University California's Provost and CEO, Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, is a native of Vallejo, California, home of Touro University. Dr. Sweitzer began her academic career at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine and quickly became a National Institute of Health funded biomedical researcher where she collaborated with colleagues at Johns Hopkins, Albany Medical School, UC Davis Medical School, and biotechnology companies in the Bay Area.

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University Deans

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tami Hendriksz

Dr. Tami Hendriksz, D.O., FACOP, FAAP

Dean & Chief Academic Officer, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics

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College of Education and Health Sciences

Lisa Norton

Dr. Lisa Norton, Ed.D., M.A.

Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences

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College of Pharmacy

Jim Scott

Dr. Jim Scott, PharmD, M.Ed.

Dean, College of Pharmacy

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Student Affairs

Steve Jacobson

Dr. Steven Jacobson, Ed.D.

Vice Provost & Dean of Student Affairs

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COO and AVP of Finance

Newman Hoffman

Newman Hoffman

CoO & AVP of Finance

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Leadership Team

Members of the Touro University California Academic Leadership Team include:

Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, Provost and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Tami Hendriksz, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Lisa Norton, Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences
Dr. James Scott, Dean of the College of Pharmacy
Dr. Steve Jacobson, Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
Dr. Jim O’Connor, Director of the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching, Western Division
Dr. Meiling Tang, Associate Vice President for Institutional Research
Tamara Trujillo, Library Director and Chair of TUC Faculty Senate
Andrea Garcia, Vice President of Advancement
Pawan Sahota, Director of Human Resources
Zachary Shapiro, Compliance Officer
Patrick Donaghue, Director of Facilities
Scott Quick, Director of Information Technology
Jack Madderra, Network Manager and Chair of TUC Staff Council
Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, University Rabbi