Vice President, CalPERS Board of Administration
George Diehr is professor of management science in the College of Business Administration, California State University, San Marcos. He holds MBA and PhD degrees from the Graduate School of Management, UCLA, and an engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College. Prior to his service at California State University San Marcos, he was a tenured professor at the University of Washington.
At CSUSM he served as chair of the academic senate, president of the faculty union, and held administrative positions in its college of business administration including associate dean, interim dean, and director of the MBA program.
Professor Diehr’s teaching and research are in the areas of data base management and data analysis/statistics. He has published numerous papers and authored several books in these areas.
In November 2002, he was elected to the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System where he represents some 250,000 state employees. He was relected for second and third 4-year terms in 2006 and 2010. He currently serves as the Board’s Vice President, chair of its Investment Committee, chair of its Benefits and Program Administration committee, and is a member of the Health Benefits Committee and Performance & Compensation Committee.