The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome to CSU Bakersfield!  We begin a year focused on “Be Brilliant, Belong, Be CSUB.” 

Our most important priority is inspiring and supporting student success.  Our faculty are recharged and ready to bring challenging curriculum to our students.  We are offering more opportunities for grant-funded hands-on research, service learning, internships, study abroad programs, information literacy, connections to employers, and engaging classroom experiences. 

Our staff are always ready to assist our students in pursuing their goals.  We are processing financial aid funds at our highest levels, monitoring student progress, guiding our students through the requirements for their degree, and helping them to maximize their experiences at CSUB.

Our students are succeeding.  They are winning outstanding paper awards in their disciplinary conferences; conducting research that is advancing knowledge and impacting our local region; moving on to graduate, medical, and law schools; and finding employment in their areas of expertise.

The quality of the CSUB degree is better than ever.  Our alumni are making a difference in their communities and in the industries and businesses where they work.  CSUB provides the nurses, social workers, teachers, and governmental workers who serve the needs of Kern County and beyond.   Our graduates are enriching our lives in creative ways that touch our souls and help us develop empathy.  They bring value to thinking with curiosity and creativity.

We are beginning our year with the excitement and energy to serve our students.

Be Brilliant, Belong, Be CSUB!

It is a great time to be a Roadrunner!


Jenny J. Zorn, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
California State University, Bakersfield

Phone: (661) 654-2154
Office: Administration 100