Rick Parent has been named chair of the Dean’s Circle Executive Board at California State University, Northridge, for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Previously, Parent served as the executive VP and CPA of Gumbiner Savett Inc. The Juilliard-trained pianist had been a board member at CSUN’s Mike Curb College for the last four years. He brings his musical history and financial expertise to the two-year term.