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Vol 58 No. 3 : March, 2006
Vol 58 No. 3 : March, 2006
Reichard Takes Post in Chancellor’s Office

Gary Reichard, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at CSULB, has been appointed executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the California State University system by the CSU Board of Trustees.

Reichard served as the chief academic officer for CSULB since 2002 and has been affiliated with the university since 1994. While at Long Beach, he has also served as associate vice president for academic personnel, planning and assessment.

The CSU executive vice chancellor serves as a principal policy and executive management advisor to the chancellor and acts for CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed in his absence. The responsibilities of the position include forming plans and actions to implement directives of the chancellor and Board of Trustees, serving as an advisor in the management direction of system policy and operation, establishing direction and priorities for the Division of Academic Affairs, ensuring the CSU mission of quality education and access at a low cost, and communicating that mission to CSU constituencies.

“While Gary Reichard’s new appointment is a direct loss for our university, it will be an indirect gain for our campus to have someone of Gary’s ability representing not only our students but the nearly 400,000 students in the CSU system,” said CSULB President F. King Alexander. “For 11 years he has been a highly valued asset and skilled administrator at Cal State Long Beach. This truly is a wonderful opportunity to be the executive vice chancellor for the best state university system in the United States.”

Prior to working at CSULB, Reichard served as chair of the history department at Florida Atlantic University, as acting associate dean at the Schmidt College of Arts and Humanities, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Maryland, and as director of the university honors program at the University of Delaware. He was also a member of the department of history at Ohio State from 1971-82, serving as chair from 1977-81.

Gary Reichard

Gary Reichard

Alexander named Dorothy Abrahamse as the interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. She will remain in the position while a national search for a permanent provost is conducted.

Abrahamse, who has served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts since 1992 and once before as acting vice president for academic affairs from 1993-94, assumed her new duties on Feb. 13.

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