FULLERTON, Calif. -- The Cal State Fullerton athletic department took time to bid farewell to outgoing faculty athletic representative Dr. Stephen Walk and welcome Dr. Michael Perez to the position in a reception held on Monday afternoon at Titan Gym.
Perez was officially appointed by University President Dr. Mildred García on Sept. 6, 2013, and will serve as the university's appointed representative in its relationship with the NCAA and Big West Conference concerning academic integrity, governance and rules compliance, and student-athlete welfare.
Dr. Walk served in the same position for eight years from 2004-12 and also served as interim athletics director from July to December of 2012. He vacated the position after recently being promoted to Associate Dean for Cal State Fullerton's College of Health and Human Development.
Dr. Perez has been a member of the Cal State Fullerton family since 2000 and is the former department chair and vice chair of the sociology deparment as part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He received his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in sociology from UC Riverside.