Dean's Welcome

Welcome Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic year!

The beginning of the academic year is always an exciting time – we welcome the students who are just beginning their educational journey with us here at Cal State LA and in the College of Education. And, for all our continuing students, we look forward to all the good things, important milestones, and more, that lay ahead this year!  

Our work is important – and we care about it a lot! We know that working towards degrees and credentials (our programs are listed here) is a big part of our work – but it’s not just degrees and credentials we are all interested in. What is most exciting is the collective impact we can all make. This is why it is so important that we center our students, our community, and our collective experiences in all that we do. We know this requires us to be good listeners, practice humility, remain curious and caring, learn, and perhaps most importantly, to evolve and change. 

We all play an important role in this – our staff, faculty, students, community partners and colleagues, policy makers, and more.

Thank you for being a part of this work! 


Mitch Fryling (he/him/his) 
Interim Dean – College of Education 

California State University, Los Angeles  
[email protected] 

COE Contacts

Dr Lee Williams

   Dr. A.Dee Williams
   Interim Associate Dean
   [email protected]

Dr. Agustin

   Dr. Agustin Cervantes
   Director of Student Services
   [email protected]


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Dr. Anthony Hernandez
Chair, Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
[email protected]

Sharon Ulanoff

   Dr. Sharon Ulanoff
   Chair, Curriculum and Instruction
   [email protected]

Dr. Ya-Chih

   Dr. Ya-Chih “Jilly” Chang
   Chair, Special Education and Counseling
   [email protected]