About the Interim Provost

Amy Bippus, Provost and vice president of academic affairs

Amy Bippus, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Bippus is interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Cal State LA, ranked number one in the nation for the upward mobility of its students. She assumed the role of Cal State LA's chief academic officer in June 2023 and has been part of the division's leadership team since August 2015, most recently serving as vice provost for Academic Affairs.

Before joining Cal State LA, 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 conflict management, interpersonal humor, and instructional communication.

As interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Bippus oversees eight colleges and the University Library and works in collaboration with divisions across campus to ensure student success.