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About the Provost


Rafik Mohamed

Rafik Mohamed was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, effective January 1, 2023. Mohamed joined the university in 2015 when he was appointed to serve as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, home to 10 academic departments and schools.

His previous positions include chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University in Georgia. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from George Washington University and a master’s degree in social ecology and a Ph.D. in criminology, law and society from UC Irvine.