“[The search] was a robust process. I don’t even know how many people applied,” Jeanette-Parker, who previously served as chair of the dance department, said. “I’m very excited to have gotten the position. I’m delighted, excited and this is all just a pleasant surprise.”
Jeanette-Parker earned a master’s degree in fine arts from University of California, Riverside, according to the CSULB website. She then spent her entire adult life as a professional dancer and choreographer. She said she previously served as chair for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Chapman University before coming to CSULB in 2006.