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Cathy A. Sandeen
Cathy A. Sandeen

Cathy A. Sandeen was appointed president of CSU East Bay in October 2020. She previously served as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Prior to her time at UAA, Sandeen served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension from 2014-18. In that role, she served as leader and chief administrator and was responsible for the academic, financial and administrative activities of two statewide higher education institutions.

Her other experience in higher education includes service as the vice president, education attainment and innovation for the American Council on Education (2012-14), the dean at the University of California, Los Angeles Extension (2006-12) and in various leadership roles at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2000-06) and the University of California, San Francisco (1990-2000). She has been a member of the faculty at Santa Clara University, San José State University, the University of Utah, Stanford University and San Francisco State University. 

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​Education

B.A., Speech Pathology, Humboldt State University
M.A., Broadcast Communication, San Francisco State University
M.A., Business Administration, University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Communication, University of Utah