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​


Sylvia A. Alva
Executive Vice Chancellor

​Nathan S. Evans
Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff, Academic and Student Affairs
(562) 951-4710

Virginia Soto
Director of Operations
(562) 951-4882​​

Sara Zaragoza
Executive Assistant
(562) 951-4​669

Alison Wrynn
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovation & Faculty Development
(562) 951-4672

Dilcie Perez
Associate Vice Chancellor, ​Student Affairs, Equity and Belonging
(562) 951-4744

Leo Van Cleve
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Professional and International Education
(562) 951-4790 ​

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

Jeff Gold
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor,
Student Success
(562) 951-4812

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

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