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 universities. 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
  • strategic enrollment management
  • research, scholarship and creative activities
  • international programs
  • educator preparation
  • academic technology

We work with the universities, 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​


Nathan S. Evans
Deputy Vice Chancellor,
Academic and Student Affairs
Chief Academic Officer

Dilcie D. Perez
Deputy Vice Chancellor,
Academic and Student Affairs
Chief Student Affairs Officer

Jennifer Baszile
Associate Vice Chancellor,
Student Success & Inclusive Excellence
(562) 951-4170

Brent Foster
Assistant Vice Chancellor and
State University Dean
(562) 951-4149

April Grommo
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Strategic Enrollment Management
(562) 951-4726

Artie Gurrola
Executive Assistant
(562) 951-4669

John Hamilton
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Strategic Partnerships and Student Success Initiatives
(562) 951-4702

Leslie Kennedy
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Academic Technology Services
(562) 951-4605

Laura Massa
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor,
Academic and Faculty Programs
(562) 951-4672

Ray Murillo
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Student Affairs, Equity and Belonging
(562) 951-4707

Shireen Pavri
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Educator and Leadership Programs
(562) 951-4805

Lori Putnam
Interim Chief of Staff
(562) 951-4184

Ganesh Raman
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
(562) 951-4513

Jaishankar Raman
Executive Director,
International Affairs
(562) 951-4782

Mandara Savage
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional and Continuing Education
(562) 951-8188

Virginia Soto
Director of Operations
(562) 951-4882

Edward Sullivan
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Institutional Research and Analyses
(562) 951-4767