Douglas X. Patiño (Secretary)


Dr. Douglas X. Patiño joined Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Directors in June of 2001, for which he currently chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Finance and Investment Committee .

Dr. Patiño is Vice Chancellor Emeritus for the California State University system. He serves as Professor of Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles, and as president of The Patiño Group. Dr. Patiño serves on the Enterprise of the Americas Board, to which he was appointed by former president Bill Clinton. He formerly served as Chair of the Board of The California Wellness Foundation and was recently named Emeritus Trustee for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. He previously served as Director of Arizona Department of Economic Security from 1983 to 1987, and as Secretary of the California Health and Welfare Agency.

Dr. Patiño was awarded the title of Emeritus for his outstanding contributions in advancing the California State University system, the largest senior university system in the United States. As one of the California system’s four senior executives, Dr. Patiño was responsible for policies, procedures and development of all areas of university advancement. He also served as President of the California State University Foundation.