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About the Provost

Provost Dr. Brian JerskyDr. Brian Jersky
Provost and Senior Vice President

Dr. Brian Jersky joined California State University, Long Beach as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in July 2016.

Dr. Jersky came to The Beach after serving four years as dean of Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Science. During his tenure, the College of Science saw increased enrollment, hired more tenure-track faculty, enhanced collaboration with the other colleges on campus and established greater educational and research opportunities for students and faculty.

Dr. Jersky previously was dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary’s College of California. Before that, he spent 15 years at Sonoma State University as a faculty member in the mathematics department, later becoming chair of mathematics and ultimately director of Academic Planning and Resources in the School of Science and Technology.

He began his career at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical statistics/economics. He went on to earn an M.S and Ph.D. in statistics from Cornell University.

As the chief academic officer of CSULB, Dr. Jersky provides academic leadership for the university and promotes excellence in all aspects of the university's academic mission, including undergraduate and graduate education, research and creative activity, international education, service learning, community engagement, service to the profession, and faculty and academic staff development.