Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the university. In addition to the academic colleges and departments, the Provost has overall responsibility for the library, extended education, and University learning services. In addition to the responsibility for Academic Affairs, the Provost has overall responsibility for campus enrollment management and quality service initiatives and chairs the campus strategic planning process. The Provost serves as the chair of the board of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs(Governor of California 1958-66), which has been charged with developing imaginative and pragmatic approaches to public policy issues facing California today.
Dr. Ashish Vaidya, is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective October 1, 2010. From 2005-2010 he served as Dean of the Faculty at CSU-Channel Islands, the newest of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. Prior to that he began his academic career here at Cal State L.A. in 1991, in the Department of Economics and later served as director of the Master of Business Administration program. His earned his doctorate at the University of California at Davis. His fields of specialization are international trade, applied microeconomics and development economics. He has published research articles in the areas of strategic and optimal trade policy, agricultural policy, as well as pedagogical issues of business and management education in leading journals. Vaidya is also the editor of the two-volume Globalization: An Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor and Politics.
Dr. Vaidya writes, “I am delighted to be returning to Cal State L.A. I believe my experiences at Cal State L.A. and CSUCI position me well to work with President Rosser, the faculty, the administration, and staff; and in helping students achieve their educational goals.”