About Us

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs concentrates on student success and faculty support while providing leadership and assistance to the 23 CSU campuses. A high-quality educational experience for California’s diverse student body taught and assisted by skilled faculty and staff is the division’s aim.

Academic and Student Affairs concurrently focuses on:

  • student services
  • community engagement
  • academic programs
  • special projects
  • academic technology

We work with the campuses, other Chancellor’s Office divisions, the Board of Trustees, other educational segments and state agencies to respond to the educational needs of our students and to challenges facing the CSU system and state.


​The 11​​ departments that make up Academic and Student Affairs at the CSU collaborate with our campus partners to nurture students in the achievement of their goals.

See Our Departments​


Loren J. Blanchard
Executive Vice Chancellor


Nathan S. Evans
Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor
(562) 951-4710

Sara Zaragoza
Executive Assistant
(916) 449-4710

Sue Rosser
Senior Advisor for Academic, Research Development and External Partnerships
(916) 449-4710

Suzanne D. Phillips
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Services
(562) 951-4710


Alison Wrynn
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor / Interim Dean, Academic Programs & Faculty Development
(562) 951-4710

Lilian A. Audet
Director of Operations
(562) 951-4710

Ganesh Raman
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research
(562) 951-4710

Leo Van Cleve
Assistant Vice Chancellor, International, Summer Arts, and ASCSU Relations
(562) 951-4710

Sheila Thomas
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Self-Support Strategy and Partnerships / Extended Education
(562) 951-4710

Gerry Hanley
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services
(562) 951-4710

Marquita Grenot-Scheyer
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs
(562) 951-4710

Edward Sullivan
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research and Analyses
(562) 951-4710

James T. Minor
Assistant Vice Chancellor / Senior Strategist, Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence
(562) 951-4710

Jeff Gold
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Success Initiatives, Research and Innovation
(562) 951-4710