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Division of Academic Affairs

Message from the Provost

Brian Jersky

This week and last have been busy for all of us. I attended the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) meeting in San Diego where I was impressed with the strong statements against the direction of the Trump Administration. Here on campus, there continue to be protests, meetings, and many discussions, all representing the finest American democratic traditions.

With the spring semester underway, my lunches with faculty continue and I remain impressed by your passion, wisdom and knowledge. These lunches are a highlight of my week.

Lastly, I share with you the news that Linda Fontes, who coordinates this newsletter and many of our divisional communications, is leaving the university for an exciting new position with the City of Irvine. She will be missed, although we wish her the very best in her new job. While we search for a new communication specialist my message will come out every other week. Please send any items for upcoming messages to

Campus Interviews for CED Dean, Vice Provost for Planning Begin Next Week

Finalists for the College of Education Dean and Vice Provost for Planning will be on campus beginning next week.. Learn more about these searches.

Open Forum: Trump Executive Order 157

Campus faculty, students and staff are invited to attend an Open Forum for President Trumpís Executive Order 157 on Monday, February 13 at 4 p.m. in the Foundation Building, Room 204. Learn more about the open forum.

Inaugural Elena Diane Curris Lecture on Global Issues Addresses Human Rights

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to the inaugural Elena Diane Curris Lecture on Global Issues on Tuesday, February 21 from 8-9:30 p.m. at the University Theater. Learn more about the lecture on Global Issues.