Jeane Relleve Caveness, Ph.D., spent 40 years as a college/university educator in the field of Student Affairs in 2017 and retired as Title IX Coordinator/Associate Dean of Students at CSU Long Beach. Over the years, she enjoyed collaborating with students, faculty, staff and community experts in areas such as sexual violence awareness and prevention, ethical leadership, and women’s empowerment. Caveness was the CSULB Project Director for a CA Office of Emergency Services Campus Sexual Assault (CT) Grant for 2015-2017.
Prior to her last position at CSULB, Caveness served in various roles such as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Life and Development, Director of the Women’s Resource Center, and Associate Dean of School-Based Programs. Campus leadership included longtime service on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Assessment Committee of the Academic Senate and President’s Designee to the ASI Senate. She also served as Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Caveness was a California State University Administrative Fellow at CSU Fullerton assigned to the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Scripps College, M.A. in Religion and Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University.
Community service includes over 20 years with the American Cancer Society Long Beach-Harbor-SE leadership council including stints as president and vice president, officer positions with the American Association of University Women-Long Beach Chapter, and P.E.O. Chapter FQ. In February 2018, Caveness was elected to the Board of Directors for WomenShelter of Long Beach. She was honored to be the first recipient of the CSU Long Beach President’s Commission on the Status of Women Legacy Award in 2016. She is especially proud of decades spent mentoring, and learning from, college student leaders from diverse backgrounds.