Fresno State appointed Dr. Jody Hironaka-Juteau as interim dean of the College of Health and Human Services. William A. Covino, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced Hironaka-Juteau’s selection on May 14. She will replace Dean Andrew Hoff, who will retire later this year.
Hironaka-Juteau is currently the college’s Associate Dean and is completing an American Council on Education Fellowship. She earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Change from the Fielding Graduate University and both a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from Fresno State.
“Dr. Hironaka-Juteau is committed to enhancing the quality of life throughout our region,” said Covino. “I know she will provide dedicated and strong leadership as we move forward under a new Presidential administration.”
Hironaka-Juteau will begin the appointment July 1 as Dean Hoff begins his transition into retirement. She will continue as interim dean until the position is permanently filled.
Since joining the Fresno State faculty in 1999, she has published multiple articles and presented at national and international conferences. Hironaka-Juteau received the Provost’s Recognition for Achievements in Service in 2001 and 2006. In 2003, the California Park and Recreation Society honored her with an Outstanding Educator Award.
The College of Health and Human Services trains students to address the health and human service issues facing the Central Valley. The college offers programs in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration and Social Work Education/Gerontology. The college also manages several off-campus research and training centers.