Education: USF names leader for Santa Rosa campus

As the new director of the University of San Francisco's Santa Rosa campus, Xavier Nazario said that he hopes to pursue new academic programs and grow enrollment in 2013 and beyond.

After joining as director in November, Mr. Nazario, formerly assistant director of enrollment and recruitment at the USF campus in Sacramento, said extending community, education and business relationships will be a powerful tool in building the San Francisco-based private university's 80-student Santa Rosa campus.

"I want people to view our campus as a community resource," he said.

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Mr. Nazario served in his former role since 2008. He received a double degree in business management and philosophy from Santa Clara University, and a master of public administration from the school of management within USF.

The downtown Santa Rosa campus is one of four satellite locations for the 10,000-student USF. Located at 416 B St., it includes eight classrooms, a conference room, a library and a student lounge.  

In operation for more than 30 years, the Santa Rosa location joins other satellite campuses in focusing on evening and weekend programs that cater to current professionals.

In Santa Rosa, those programs include a master's degree in counseling psychology that emphasizes marriage and family therapy and a teaching credential with a master's option.

The third program, a master's in clinical nursing, is focused on the specialized analytical and statistical aspects of the profession and essentially skips a bachelor's degree for students, Mr. Nazario said.

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