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interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Chico State names new interim provost

David Mcvicker // October 13, 2014

Susan Elrod is the new Chico State interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. Elrod will begin her tenure Oct. 20 after former provost Belle Wei resigned more than one month ago. She comes...

Belle Wei, Chico State's provost, stands next to her favorite place on campus, Little Chico Creek by Selvester’s Cafe-by-the-Creek, where she often met for staff meetings. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Provost Wei leaves her mark

Amanda Rhine // September 22, 2014

Belle W. Y. Wei may have only spent two years as Chico State's provost and vice president of academic affairs, but those years were nothing less than impactful. Her problem-solving skills and general...

Arno Rethans, former senior vice provost. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Senior Vice Provost steps down

Steven Verstelle // February 18, 2014

Arno Rethans has stepped down from his position as senior vice provost for academic affairs, effective Thursday. Rethans worked as senior vice provost since 1999, according to a staff email. “He...

Chico State's three changing deans

Bill Hall // December 17, 2013

Chico State’s administration is adding two newly hired deans to its ranks and a search committee is being formed to hire a third.   The College of Business and the College of Communication...

Judith Hennessey

College of business gets new dean

Nathan Lehmann // December 14, 2013

Judith Hennessey has been chosen as the new dean of Chico State's college of business, according to a press release from Chico State. Hennessey comes from California State University, Northridge...

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