Dr. Albert K. Karnig
Albert K. Karnig is the third president of California State University, San Bernardino. Since Karnig assumed the presidency in 1997, CSUSB has witnessed records in enrollment, diversity, grant and contract funding, fundraising and international program development, as well as increased retention and graduation rates. Karnig has sought to foster a strong commitment to community service and create an emphasis on academic excellence, and his leadership has been used to build and strengthen partnerships within the community.
Karnig’s academic work has been funded by grants from national and state agencies and includes consulting for the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Department of Labor, International City Managers’ Association, and other organizations. He has published two books, more than 60 refereed articles, and numerous monographs. Karnig’s current activities include service on the Boards of Inland Action, San Bernardino County International Trade Advisory Council, the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education, the Federation for a Competitive Economy, Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and the Community Hospital of San Bernardino Board of Directors.
His awards include the Citizen of Achievement Award from the San Bernardino Chapter of the League of Women Voters, El Sol Azteca Award from La Prensa, Educator of the Year Award from the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, Public Sector Leader of Distinction for the entire Inland Empire from the Business Press, Recognition of Service from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., the Honorary Black Rose Award from the San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation, the Vision of Hope Award from the Diocese of San Bernardino, the NAACP Pioneer Award, and with his wife, Marilyn, Humanitarians of the Year from the San Bernardino YWCA.
President and Professor of Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, 1997 to date.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Political Science, University of Wyoming, 1988-97.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arizona State University, 1983-88.
Director, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, 1980-83.
Professor of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, 1980-88.
Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, 1977-80.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas Tech University, 1976-77.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1975.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas Tech University, 1972-76.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois
M.A., Political Science, University of Illinois
B.A., Political Science and History, Augustana College