Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Provost is the chief academic officer of a University reporting to the President. The Provost’s primary responsibilities include providing leadership, supervision, and oversight of academic programs, policies, curricular, instructional, and research affairs.
As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSU Bakersfield, Dr. Soraya Coley oversees all four schools:
- Arts and Humanities (AH)
- Business and Public Administration (BPA)
- Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME)
- Social Sciences and Education (SSE)
Dr. Coley also leads the Provost Council and oversees all other academic departments and institutions at CSUB, including:
- Academic Programs
- Faculty Affairs
- Enrollment Management
- Information Technology Services
- Grants, Research, and Sponsored Programs
- Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
- Academic Operations and Support
- University Library
- Extended University
- CSUB Antelope Valley
Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
California State University, Bakersfield
Phone: (661) 654-2154
Office: Administration 100
Dr. Soraya Moore Coley feels that a quality education remains one of the few pathways to social and economic well-being in a global society. With more than 25 years of academic and administrative experience, her life’s work is dedicated to creating access and opportunity for those who are least likely to afford an education.
Often referred to as a “community-minded” administrator, Dr. Coley has built bridges between the university and the community through her service, her research, and her work as an administrator.