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Office of the Provost and 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:

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
  • Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Institutional, Research Planning and Assessment
  • Academic Operations and Support
  • University Library
  • Extended University
  • Antelope Valley Center


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.