For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771

Touro University California Welcomes Steven Jacobson as New Dean of Student Affairs

He brings 27 years of leadership experience in managing student housing and activities

Vallejo, CA (May 10, 2019): We are excited to announce the appointment of Steven Jacobson as the new Dean of Student Affairs at Touro University California (TUC). With 27 years of experience, Steve will be responsible for overseeing enrollment services, disability accommodations, Jewish life, student activities and athletics, the student government association, student health, commencement, and counseling. Throughout his career, he has been an exceptional leader and champion for students; establishing programs and fundraising to help all students succeed, especially low-income and minority students.

“I am excited to continue my journey advocating for student wellness at Touro,” said Steve. “Ensuring students have the support systems they need will allow them to focus on becoming the next generation of healthcare and education professionals while serving communities in need.”

Most recently, Steve was the Interim Vice President of Student Life at Stockton’s University of the Pacific, working up from his start as Director of Housing in 2002. Throughout his tenure at University of the Pacific, Steve led a $3 million fundraising campaign for student scholarships and support; secured more than $2 million in Federal TRiO Program grants serving low-income, first-generation high school and college students with mentoring, counseling and tutoring support; and helped to create an award-winning learning assessment and program review process. He has been a remarkable champion and advocate for students creating a National Association of Student Personnel Administrations model program aimed at reducing societal violence, co-chairing a bi-annual LGBTQIA conference for college and university students from the Western United States, and enhancing overall residential facilities while reducing deferred maintenance. Prior to his work at the University of Pacific, Steve provided leadership roles in university housing for the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Plymouth State University.

“We’re excited to welcome Steve to our Touro family,” said Chief Academic Officer and Provost Dr. Sarah Sweitzer. “His 27-year long career highlights an extraordinary commitment to supporting and promoting all students – a perfect fit for our campus values that foster student-centered education coupled with compassion and service to society.”

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: