Amy Bippus became the Vice Provost at Cal State Los Angeles in August of 2015. Previously she was the Associate Dean of enrollment management and outreach in the College of Liberal Arts at California State University, Long Beach. Prior to that, she served as Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at CSULB. A native of Pittsburgh, she earned her B.A. at Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. at Wake Forest University, and her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. She has an active research record in the area of conflict management, interpersonal humor, and instructional communication.