About the Provost

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Dr. Cheryl  L. Ney will be serving as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective June 16, 2014. She is currently serving in the role of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and WSCUC (formerly WASC) Accreditation Liaison Officer.  Since she arrived at Cal State L.A. in 2009,  her primary focus has been on academic programs, student success and educational effectiveness.

From 2006 to 2009, she served as an Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Positions that she held prior to that include include Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio; Provost-in-Residence at the Associated New American College Consortium; and as a National Science Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women in Science in the University of Wisconsin system.

Dr. Ney began her career in higher education as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at Capital University where she served in that capacity for twenty years, earning Full Professor rank, and receiving the institution’s prestigious Praestantia Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1998.

Dr. Ney earned her doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of Chicago in 1986. With scholarship in the area of gender and science, Dr. Ney has published several articles in leading publications, and is one of the editors of and contributors to  Flickering Clusters: Insights in Science, Diversity and Collaborative Communities.