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About the Vice President

Vice President for Student Affairs

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Dr. Paz M. Olivérez

Paz Maya Olivérez, Ph.D., she/her(s)/ella

An accomplished administrator and educator, Dr. Paz M. Olivérez brings a wealth of higher education and CSU experience to CSUSB. Dr. Olivérez started her journey with CSUSB in August 2019, having previously served the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Stanislaus State. Before that, she spent eight years at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she held several administrative positions including Associate Vice President for Student Success. Dr. Olivérez’s leadership experience in education includes: first-year experience, academic advising, career & professional development, EOP, TRiO programs, supplemental instruction, the Diversity Center, basic needs/food pantry, health & wellness, psychological counseling services, athletics, student recreation, student leadership & development, housing, Associated Students Inc. and the student union, and programs to support students with disabilities, former foster youth, undocumented students, and underrepresented males of color.

Olivérez began her career in education as a K-12 teacher in northern and central California. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue a Doctorate in Educational Policy at the University of Southern California. As part of her dissertation, which focused on the challenges related to college access and financial aid faced by undocumented high school students in their pursuit of higher education, she was instrumental in developing the “The College & Financial Aid Guide for: AB540 Undocumented Students” along with a state-wide coalition of undocumented students and advocates, which was disseminated to more than 25,000 students, parents, educators, and allies throughout the state of California and beyond. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  

Message from the Vice President

Welcome to the Office of the Vice President and Division of Student Affairs at California State University, San Bernardino. As you start your journey toward graduation, know that we are honored to help you attain your educational goals. You will find numerous departments within our division here to support you on your journey. Our staff members provide programs and services that help you get the most out of your college experience.

The Division of Student Affairs recognizes the importance of working with students in a well-rounded way. Therefore, we constantly work to strengthen collaborations with academic departments and faculty in order to align and reinforce the curricular and co-curricular experiences of our students.

CSUSB is committed to your success, both inside and outside the classroom. All of our resources are designed to assist you in maximizing your academic success while enhancing your student experience.

I encourage you to get involved and take advantage of what CSUSB has to offer. Remember, there is a lot to do on campus outside of the classroom. This year, explore programs in areas you are passionate about, cheer on our Coyotes at a game and have fun at one of the many social events.

The Division of Student Affairs hopes to play an integral role in your success. Please take a few minutes to navigate our website and learn about all of the resources available to you.