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(Archived) Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education

Last Updated: 9/18/22

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Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education
California State University Long Beach (CSULB) seeks an inspirational leader who possesses the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to execute collaborative and transparent leadership for the present and future of the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE). The Dean is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.

CSULB is part of the California State University System, the nation's largest four-year public university. CSULB is diverse, student-centered, globally engaged--a Hispanic-Serving and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. CSULB is repeatedly recognized as a high quality and best-value institution and "One of the Top Public Comprehensive Universities in the Western United States" by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges Guide. The commitment to providing a transformative education experience is demonstrated by Education Reform Now, a national think tank and advocacy organization for the American public education system, ranking CSULB number one in the nation for its impact in driving social mobility. Read more at

The College of Professional and Continuing Education offers a diverse range of degrees, professional development certificates, and international education opportunities. Working closely with CSULB, business, community, and international partners, CPaCE also serves California's workforce and economy. It offers new and innovative pathways for students to achieve their personal, professional and occupational goals; and helps business and industry keep pace with the ever-changing needs for a skilled workforce. See the programs at (Note that College of Professional and Continuing Education is a new name and will take effect very shortly.)

Under the leadership of the President and direct supervision of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer for CPaCE programs. The Dean provides leadership and vision for the College in concert with academic colleges and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementating self-support degree programs, summer sessions, May and Winter intersessions as well as professional development certificate programs at CSULB. The Dean advises the President and Provost in building strong strategic partnerships with greater Long Beach and Los Angeles business, industry and community organizations. The Dean will execute the college's operational agenda through an equity, diversity and inclusion lens. Among the initiatives in support of key growth strategies identified in the Beach 2030 strategic plan, the Dean will develop fully self-support degree completion programs as well as non-credit workforce development programs to serve adult learners of diverse backgrounds.

Units reporting to the Dean include: The Center for International Trade and Transportation; the American Language Institute, International Training Programs Office, Academic Degree Programs Department; Summer, Winter and May Sessions, Open University, Office of Workforce and Professional Development; Business and Financial Services; Student Services Center; and Information Technology Services.

Among the required qualifications for the Dean are a demonstrated record of interweaving the CSULB's values of social justice, social mobility, and inclusivity into professional and continuing education; an earned doctorate or comparable terminal degree from a regionally accredited university; successful university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured, full professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the university; extensive experience and demonstrated effectiveness leading the development and delivery of market-responsive, self-support extension programs.

Priority consideration will be given to materials received by February 25, 2022. See the full profile of the position for more information, including required and preferred qualifications and application instructions, at Academic Search is assisting California State University Long Beach in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.