Messages From the Provost

I am pleased to announce that after careful consideration of the search committees’ recommendations, three Cal State San Bernardino faculty have been appointed to leadership roles.

One of the significant goals embedded into the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is to increase tenure track density (TTD) based on projected student demand and FTES growth. Our stated goal is to increase TTD to at least 63.6% by the end of the five-year period.

Clare Weber, deputy provost and associate provost for Academic Programs, Paul Vicknair, interim associate provost for Faculty Affairs and Development (formerly Academic Personnel) and I invite you to participate in CSUSB’s newly established Untenured Faculty Organization.

On behalf of the Collegiality Committee, I am pleased to provide an update on recent efforts related to campus climate.

Prior to my arrival, a decision was made to move international programs (formerly overseen by the Office of Academic Programs) to the College of Extended Learning. This change, which reflects a trend across CSU campuses, provides a central location for international admissions, immigration, study abroad and exchange programs, and student services. [...]

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Collegiality Forum on Oct. 16 with keynote speaker and facilitator Kathy Obear. We appreciate your participation and recommendations to advance this important priority of our campus. Below is a summary of the event and a brief overview of the efforts that have since occurred.

Welcome to the first full week of classes with our eager and talented students! [...]

Please join me on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Faculty Center for Excellence in room PL-4005 […]

I pleased to announce two one-year appointments in the College of Natural Sciences. Associate Dean Dr. Peter Williams has been named interim dean of the college; and Dr. Sally McGill, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, has been named interim associate dean. [...]

I am pleased to announce that after careful consideration of the search committee’s recommendations, the input received from those who participated in the search process, and my own interactions with the finalist, I have appointed Dr. Clare Weber to the position of deputy provost. She will begin her new position on Aug. 14. [...}

Following a national search that identified outstanding candidates, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Craig Seal has been appointed Dean of Undergraduate Studies. He will begin his new position on Aug. 1. [...]

I hope that you enjoyed your well-deserved break. Welcome back to campus and to the start of the spring ’17 quarter. If you haven’t had an opportunity yet to see some of the highlights from the winter and fall quarters, click here to view our new electronic newsletter.
Several more important and exciting events will occur this term. Below are a few; please save the date. [...]

Please welcome Dr. George Georgiou, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, to his new positon as Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Georgiou will build upon relations with our community colleges and promote two-year transfer graduation rates. [...]

I am writing to clarify some of the questions raised regarding the decision to maintain CSUSB’s policy on direct instructional assignments. As I previously mentioned, I realize that […]

In my brief tenure at CSUSB, I have been incredibly impressed by the quality and commitment of our faculty. On a campus that places student success as the lead initiative of its strategic plan, you embody that value in your scholarship, advising, teaching and research.

I also recognize the inherent challenges with your individual […]

Good morning everyone and welcome back to campus! 
I am excited to be here for my first convocation at CSUSB and I am honored to be […]