Welcome Message from Interim Provost Anil K. Puri, Ph.D.:
At Cal State Fullerton, we believe that getting an education isn’t just about the classes you take or the degree you earn—it’s about engaging with diverse perspectives and cultivating an enlightened outlook on our communities, our society, and our world. That’s why diversity is one of our core values and a key strategic goal. We aspire to become a model of faculty and staff inclusivity, creating an atmosphere where people connect across differences.
It is our privilege and pleasure to put students at the forefront of our decision-making, and we have been nationally recognized for our innovative advising practices and our approach to student success. Our initiatives and programs are implemented with an eye toward excellence and rigor in our intellectual and creative activities, and we take pride in our pledged goals to improve retention and graduation rates and narrow the achievement gap for underrepresented students.
As a public university, we are mindful of the resources we use in accomplishing these goals. Our quest to become a model public comprehensive university of the nation means that we are dedicated to raising the standards on student success, promoting diversity, and enhancing our administrative and budgetary processes to drive the best returns for our students and for the public we serve.
The accomplishments of our current students and alumni attest to the strength of our academic and co-curricular programming, and our award-winning faculty and staff strive to uphold our institutional values while advancing the University’s mission and strategic plan.
I invite you to explore the tabs above to learn about our degree programs, research opportunities, leadership team, shared governance, and the many ways in which the Division of Academic Affairs expands and enriches the learning environment at Cal State Fullerton. Through the tireless efforts of our faculty, staff, and students in accomplishing a shared vision and reaching our University’s strategic goals and objectives, it is amply evident that Cal State Fullerton’s Titans reach higher—always have, always will.
Anil K. Puri, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
We are pleased to share that we have successfully concluded several executive searches in the Division of Academic Affairs. Please visit our Searches page for details.