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Help Select the New Vice President for Student Affairs

Published: Friday, 24 January 2020

Although it may not be the most pressing topic on your mind right now, CSULB’s new Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) will be selected very soon – and their influence will be great. As a student, this decision will have a vast impact on your experience here at The Beach. The new VPSA will oversee a $38 million annual operating budget in addition to many important departments on campus, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Housing & Residential Life, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and many more. Moreover, the selected VPSA will serve as the direct link between students and President Jane Conoley, which will make them a key advocate for the needs of the student body – which is why it is imperative students come out to meet the candidates.

The search for the new vice president of student affairs has been wide and thorough, launching early last fall. The candidates have been narrowed to three top applicants, and each potential VPSA will be coming to campus during the week of Jan. 27, to meet with students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community. Each candidate will hold an open forum with students in the University Student Union at the following times:

Dr. Beth Lesen
Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. – USU Beach Auditorium (USU first floor)

Dr. Mary Ann Takemoto
Thursday, Jan. 30 from 2:10 to 3:10 p.m. – USU Ballrooms (USU second floor)

Dr. Lea Jarnagin
Friday, Jan. 31 from 1:40 to 2:40 p.m. – USU Ballrooms (USU second floor)

These town halls provide the perfect opportunity for students to express their opinions and raise awareness to the issues that impact students most. Whether you are passionate about basic needs, mental health, cultural identity, or any number of other important topics, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to make your voice heard. For more information on the search, click here.