Dr. Ronnie Higgs came to CSU Monterey Bay from Ferris State University in Michigan, where he served as the assistant vice president for Student Affairs and dean of Enrollment Services for seven years. In that position, he oversaw all areas of enrollment management, financial aid and NCAA compliance.
He joined CSUMB in February 2007 as the associate vice president for Student Affairs. In June 2010, he was named vice president for Student Affairs and associate vice president for Enrollment Services. In this position he oversees all areas of Student Affairs which includes: Residential Life, Personal Growth and Counseling Center, Campus Health Center, Student Disability Resources, Judicial Affairs, Athletics and Student Activities; in his role as associate VP of Enrollment Services he oversees: Admissions, Academic and Centralized Scheduling, the Campus Service Center, Career Development, the Center for Student Success, Early Outreach and Support Programs, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, Student Information Systems and the Undergraduate Advising Center.
Dr. Higgs holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University, and a Master’s in Education from Ferris State University. He has served on various boards and committees, both nationally and regionally, and is currently serving on the board for the Center for Community Advocacy in Monterey County. He also has officiated NCAA Division I basketball for 12 years and is currently a local high school football official.