Division of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs is the largest unit at California State University, Long Beach and resides under the leadership of Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Karyn Scissum Gunn. Academic Affairs is committed to providing leadership, oversight, and technical assistance to enhance all academic areas within the nine colleges, the University Library, and academic support units. The division encompasses the academic administrative offices of Academic Programs, Academic Planning, Faculty Affairs, Graduate Studies, Institutional Research & Economic Development, International Education & Global Engagement, Academic Technology, and Undergraduate Studies. Learn more about our divisional organizational structure

Repeatedly ranked as “One of the Top Public Comprehensive Universities in the Western United States” by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide, CSULB prides itself on its diverse and students-first campus. The university accomplishes this by providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate programs through superior teaching, research, and activity that positively impacts our world. CSULB professors’ sterling reputation is based on their stellar teaching, research and creative activities. They ensure students are successful by integrating research, community engagement and interactive technologies into their teaching. 

We center our university on three missions: inclusive excellence for all who are here and want to be here; academic rigor for our graduates to leave as highly successful, well-trained professionals; and to engage in public good that directly benefits our neighbors, surrounding communities, the region, and beyond.

Teaching and learning are at the center of who we are and all we do. Compassion, creativity, and innovation characterize our culture. Diversity is our strength. The public good is our responsibility.