The Department of Nursing has become the School of Nursing and University College and Extension Services (UCES) has adopted a new name that better reflects its educational programs. Both changes were approved by the Academic Senate on May 14. More
The College of Business Administration was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it one of only 567 accredited business schools worldwide.
"Less than 5 percent of the world's business schools have earned AACSB accreditation," said Michael Solt, dean of the College of Business Administration. "We are proud of this distinction and we have worked hard to achieve it. Our faculty has been totally committed to being reaccredited and they should feel good about their efforts." More
California State University, Long Beach's (CSULB) Concert Jazz Orchestra and its vocal jazz ensemble, Pacific Standard Time (PST), captured first-place wins at the fifth annual "Next Generation Festival" in Monterey, which is hosted by the Monterey Jazz Festival to showcase the best emerging talent in jazz. As a result of the prestigious awards, both groups have earned the opportunity to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September, an event and organization that has led the world in jazz education since 1958. As the top ensembles this year, both groups received a trophy and a check for $1,000.
After a national search, Dr. Shireen Pavri has been appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Education. Pavri most recently served as interim associate dean for the college. A professor of special education, Pavri brings an international perspective to CSULB, having taught in cross categorical and multilingual special education programs, and provided remedial and consultation services to students with learning disabilities and their families in Mumbai, India. She earned her master's and education specialist degrees in school psychology from Miami University in Ohio, and her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pavri's expertise and research interests are in the areas of preparing teachers to facilitate the social and emotional functioning of students with disabilities, the effective assessment of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and response to intervention models.
"Dr. Pavri is respected campus-wide as a thoughtful collaborator who is both student centered and committed to faculty support and development," said Dean Marquita Grenot-Scheyer. "I look forward to her continued leadership of our graduate programs." More
Dr. Karen L. Gould, Provost & SVP
This week, as we celebrate with our largest graduating class in CSULB history, we take pride in our students' many accomplishments and in the outstanding quality of education they have received. Our students' graduation success is a direct result of the superb teaching, mentoring, and advising, as well as the numerous educational opportunities they received during their time here. I want to thank all of our faculty and staff for their continued dedication to our students.
This spring, we have several exciting announcements. At its final meeting in May, the Academic Senate approved, with unanimous consent, a name change from the Department of Nursing to the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing will bring heightened recognition to our nursing program and its faculty, students, and staff, and will help us in the recruitment of new nursing faculty. CSULB is now the eighth university in the CSU and the 14th in California to have a School of Nursing.
In addition, we are very pleased that the Academic Senate has unanimously approved University College and Extension Services' new name: College of Continuing and Professional Education. All agree that this new name more clearly reflects the dual mission of the college to address the educational and professional needs of our students and our community.
I would also like to congratulate Dr. Shireen Pavri, who was recently appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Education. We are confident that her leadership will continue to enhance the strong graduate programs and activities in the College of Education.
As we look forward to the fall, we are preparing to welcome an exciting and diverse new faculty cohort. We currently have 37 new tenure-track faculty coming to CSULB from throughout the United States as well as from Canada and India. In early fall, we will also be re-launching searches for the Associate Vice President of Research and External Support as well as for the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.
Thank you for your extraordinary work over the past academic year. I wish you all a productive and enjoyable summer.
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will hold the 2009 Annual Convocation on August 28, 2009 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach. A reception and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. More