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Dean Lena Chao

Dr. Lena Chao is the interim Dean for the College of Arts & Letters.

Dr. Chao is an outstanding campus leader and longtime faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, who served as the interim chair for our Department of Music. She has enriched our University in all her work as a teacher, researcher, and administrator, and in a remarkable range of roles. Her devotion to Cal State LA runs deep. She is the parent of a current Golden Eagle and will happily boast that she was herself a Cal State LA student early in her undergraduate career.