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

Kim Greer
Interim Provost and Vice President

Linda Dobb
Associate Provost for Faculty & Student Affairs

Rafael Hernandez
Associate Provost for Academic Resources & Planning

Lisa Thomas
Office Coordinator

Karen Ling
Faculty Immigration Advisor/Recruitment Specialist

Sophie Bloch 
Faculty Affairs Executive Assistant 


Colleges and Departments

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
Wendy Ng, Dean

College of Business and Economics
Nancy Mangold, Interim Dean

College of Education and Allied Studies
Robert Williams, Dean

College of Science
Jason Singley, Dean

Academic Programs & Services
Maureen Scharberg, Dean

University Libraries
John Wenzler, Dean of Libraries

Concord Campus
Robert Phelps, Executive Director Concord Campus

Institute for STEM Education and Director of Gateways East Bay STEM Network
Bruce Simon, Executive Director of the Stem Institute

Research & Sponsored Programs
Chandra Khan, Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs

Academic Advising & Career Education
Kathryn Palmieri, Executive Director

Academic Senate
Sarah Nielsen, Senate Chair

Center for International Education
Kelly Moran, Director

C.E. Smith Museum
Alberto Gonzalez, Director

Faculty Development
Keri O'Neal, Interim Director

Grade Appeal & Academic Grievance Committee
Erica Wildy, Presidential Appointee

General Education Program
Caron Inouye, Director of General Education/Chair of General Studies

Online Campus 
Roger Wen, Senior Director

Student Center for Academic Achievement 
Sara Schupaack, Interim Director

University Art Gallery
Carolina Gainey-Vejar, Co-assistant Curator/Gallery Manager

Continuing Education
Brian Cook, Associate Vice President