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Ronald Vogel Announced as New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Ronald Vogel Announced as New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mildred García, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has announced the selection of Dr. Ronald E. Vogel as the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Vogel is currently the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). He will take up his new post on January 5, 2009.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Vogel to Cal State Dominguez Hills,” García said. “With his decades in higher education and proven leadership skills he will be an asset to this university as we continue to provide our students with educational opportunities second to none.”

As dean of the CSULB College of Health and Human Services for the last seven years, Vogel has been responsible for 11 departments, four programs and 12 centers with an annual budget in excess of $18 million. He has spearheaded distance education programs and fostered international ties with universities in China and Japan. His development activities, which exceed $2 million a year, have been successful in forging relationships with community leaders, businesses, agencies and donors. By promoting faculty research grants and contracts, his college produced more than $18 million last year, and he has consistently led CSULB in such efforts.

Prior to becoming dean, Vogel held three different administrative positions at CSULB, including interim associate dean of the college, interim association vice president for graduate students and research, and department chair of criminal justice, a position he held for 10 years. He joined the criminal justice department faculty at CSULB in 1991. Vogel previously was at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, from 1980 to 1991. There, he served as a faculty member and department chair in the Department of Criminal Justice, and director of the graduate program.

“I am extremely excited about being hired as the new provost and joining the leadership team at CSUDH,” Vogel said. “I am honored to serve under President García who is a visionary leader with incredible passion and commitment. Under her leadership, CSUDH will thrive and become a model for universities in the CSU system. I look forward to giving the university my energy and dedication to support the unique vision of President García and focus on the mission of academic affairs.

“By responding to student needs, we will forge new directions. By supporting faculty research and creative activities, we will continue enriching the lives of students in and out of the classroom. Action always speaks louder than words, and my sleeves will be rolled up for the challenge from day one.”

As provost and vice president for academic affairs, Vogel will be responsible for setting academic priorities for the university and ensuring their implementation, as well as overseeing all academic-related divisions, programs and activities. That includes the recruitment and retention of faculty and supporting academic endeavors that progress the quality of curriculum and instruction, among other things. The position of provost also serves as the second highest-ranking administrator for the university next to the president.

An East Coast transplant, Vogel holds a Doctor of Education in criminal/juvenile justice from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master of Education in psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. He has published widely in his field, received numerous awards, and has served on a number of local, state, and national professional organizations.

Vogel lives in Long Beach with his wife, Dr. Brenda Vogel, a professor of criminology at CSULB, and his teenage daughter, Hailey, a student at Long Beach Poly High School.

- Amy Bentley-Smith




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