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

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

Sara Zaragoza
Executive ​Assistant
(562) 951-4710​​

Alison Wrynn
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovation & Faculty Development
(562) 951-4191

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
(562) 951-4732​

Leo Van Cleve
Assistance Vice Chancellor, Professional and International Education
(562) 951-4784

Ganesh Raman
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research
(562) 951-4276

Jeff Gold
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Success Initiatives, Research and Innovation
(562) 951-4701

Edward Sullivan
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research and Analyses
(562) 951-4771

Marquita Gren​ot-Scheyer
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation and Public School Programs
(562) 951-4932/4721

James T. Minor
Assistant Vice Chancellor / Senior Strategist, Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence
(562) 951-8414