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Student Affairs

California State University, Bakersfield is a student-centered campus. We want students to have a comprehensive university life experience, because that’s what college is all about. Athletics, residential living, dining, student government, and other special campus programs all play important roles in our students' lives and help to support the academic mission of the institution. 

The Office of Student Affairs oversees a variety of units on campus, including:

  • Athletics
  • Campus Dining
  • Center for Community Engagement and Career Education
  • Children’s Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Health Center
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Student Union
  • Associated Students, Inc.
  • Runner Bookstore

Please click on the links at left to find out more about these programs.

To contact the Office of Student Affairs, call (661) 654-2161 or send email to


Thomas D. Wallace, PhD

Vice President for Student Affairs
California State University, Bakersfield  

Phone: (661) 654-2161
Office: CAF 107

In his role as Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas Wallace is responsible for campus programs, services, and activities that support the university’s educational mission by promoting student development and enhancing the quality of the student experience and campus life.