Statement about Ronnie Higgs

May 10, 2021

This statement by Eduardo M. Ochoa, President CSUMB, was sent to all students, faculty and staff on Nov. 6, 2020

The university has learned that domestic violence charges have been filed against Dr. Ronnie Higgs, CSUMB Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, involving his spouse at a site off-campus in Carmel. We are concerned about the scope of the charges facing Dr. Higgs, and we want to ensure our community that we take these matters seriously, while also respecting the personal privacy rights of all involved, as the legal process moves forward. Dr. Higgs has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of the facts and circumstances involved in this private marital matter. Effective immediately, Provost Katherine Kantardjieff will be the Acting Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.