Help us find a Director for the Public Service Center

We are in the middle of our recruitment process for this position and we want your input! Please use the link below to RSVP for the candidates’ open presentations. All presentations are taking place in Unit 1, click here for a map of the location.


Open Presentations


Monday, October 27th, 2-3 pm, Unit 1 Slottman L05

Tuesday, October 28th, 2-3 pm, Unit 1 All Purpose Room

Tuesday, November 4th, 2-3 pm, Unit 1 Slottman L05

(RSVPs are not required but they help us plan appropriately for space and light refreshments)




Mike Bishop

Presentation Date: Monday, October 27th

Unit 1, Slottman L05, 2-3 pm

Education: M.Ed., Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education and B.A., Sociology, Georgetown University

Current Position: UC Berkeley, Public Service Center, Interim Director/Assistant Director

Cover Letter Synopsis:

“Having provided leadership to the Center over the past nine years when it exhibited tremendous growth, I have a vision for service at the world’s leading public university. Coupled with my strong skill set in strategic planning, fundraising, and partnership and team management, I believe I have the expertise to provide superior opportunities for student development through service at the University of California, Berkeley.”


Theresa Cusimano

Presentation Date: Tuesday, October 28th

Unit 1, All Purpose Room, 2-3 pm

Education: Juris Doctor, State University of New York, School of Law, Masters in Higher Education & professional Development, Cardinal Stritch College, and B.S., Marketing, Saint Joseph’s University

Current Position: Civic Solutions, Principal

Cover Letter Synopsis:

“I have 15 years of leadership experience working within Student Affairs focused on student development through service. I share your Center’s commitment to community wisdom, student agency, experiential and reflective learning, as well as social justice and equity.  As Director of the University of Michigan’s Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, I engaged the University and the community in reciprocal partnerships to: create educational programs for students, promote lifelong commitments to service, and foster social justice and civic engagement.”


Sandra Bass

Presentation Date: Tuesday, November 4th

Unit 1, Slottman L05, 2-3 pm

Education: PhD. and M.A., Political Science, UC Berkeley and B.A., Political Science, San Jose University

Current Position: Teach with Africa (TWA), Executive Director

Cover Letter Synopsis:

“As a political scientist who began my career as a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley focusing on community engagement/empowerment, and who is passionate about social justice and public service, I am absolutely thrilled to throw my hat into the ring for this exceptional opportunity to lead the Public Service Center.  My personal and professional life has been dedicated to the pursuit of a more equitable, inclusive, and just world. As an academic my research focused on linking civic engagement to public policy, police practices, and community empowerment, while my teaching focused on American governmental institutions, urban politics, and the politics of criminal justice reform at the local, state, and national level.”



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