Assistant Vice Chancellor Public Affairs
The California State University
Claudia Keith is Assistant Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs for the California State University. She directs the activities of the public affairs office, including media relations, strategic communications planning, issues management, and public policy; and is also responsible for the integration of communications activities with state and federal advocacy efforts.
Keith began her association with the CSU in 2004 as a consultant working on the communications and advocacy rollout of the system's economic impact report. From 1998 to 2006, she had her own consulting practice, serving a clientele that included a number of transportation and environmental agencies and a large financial institution.
She received a BS degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and a MA degree in mass communications from CSU Northridge.