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About the Office of Academic Affairs

The Division of Academic Affairs is committed to ensuring that students receive an academically rich multicultural learning experience through providing direction and support services to Deans, University Librarian, department chairs and faculty.  To achieve this goal, Academic Affairs collaborates with the Academic Senate when appropriate.

Specific areas in which support is provided are faculty and administrative searches; faculty appointments, evaluation, discipline, leaves and separations; faculty development and department chair development; Unit 3 and Unit 11 contract issues and grievances; academic policy information and interpretation; academic budgetary resources and faculty salary information; grants and contract proposals; curricular proposals, accreditation and transfer articulation issues; general education program; library and student academic support; on-line and hybrid course development; international programs, admissions and visas; certificate and extension programs; academic programs and graduate studies at Hayward, Concord and On-line campuses.

Office of Academic Affairs Staff

James L.J. Houpis
Provost and Vice President
510-885-3711
james.houpis@csueastbay.edu

Linda Dobb
Associate Provost
510-885-3773
linda.dobb@csueastbay.edu

Audrey Katzman
Director, Academic Affairs Budget and Communications
510-885-3827
audrey.katzman@csueastbay.edu

Gina Traversa
Special Assistant to the Provost
510-885-3714
gina.traversa@csueastbay.edu

Sarah Knudsen
Executive Assistant to the Provost
510-885-3712
sarah.knudsen@csueastbay.edu

Ruthy Stephan
Confidential Tech Support
510-885-3713
ruthy.stephan@csueastbay.edu

Audrey Wade
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
510-885-3773
audrey.wade@csueastbay.edu

Kathy Dulkie
Faculty Contract Specialist
510-885-4383
kathryn.dulkie@csueastbay.edu

Lucy Lombera
Assistant to the Faculty Contract Specialist
510-885-3709
lucilla.lombera@csueastbay.edu

Colleges and Departments

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
Kathleen Rountree, Dean

College of Business and Economics
Jagdish Agrawal, Dean

College of Education and Allied Studies
Carolyn Nelson, Dean

College of Science
Michael K.K. Leung, Dean

University Libraries
John Wenzler, Dean of Libraries

Concord Campus
Robert Phelps, Director Concord Campus


Academic Programs & Graduate Studies
Sue Opp, Associate Vice President

Institute for STEM Education and Director of Gateways East Bay STEM Network
Stephanie Couch, Executive Director

Research & Professional Development
Stephanie Couch, Interim Associate Vice President

Sponsored Programs Administration
Sean Williams, Director


Academic Advising & Career Education
Lawrence Bliss, Director

Academic Senate
Mitch Watnik, Senate Chair

Centers & Institutes

Center for International Education
Kelly Moran, Director

C.E. Smith Museum
George Miller, Director

Faculty Development
Jessica Weiss, Director

Fairness Committee 
Erica Wildy, Presidential Appointee

General Education Program
Sally Murphy, Director

Online and Hybrid Support Center

Student Center for Academic Achievement 

University Art Gallery
Jill Ringler, co-assistant curator/Gallery Manager

University Extension
Brian Cook, Associate Vice President

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