Before becoming Interim Provost, Dr. Horvath served as Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at CSUMB. During her time here, she has shepherded new program proposals through the WASC Senior Commission of Universities and Colleges (WSCUC) and Chancellor’s Office approvals, as well as supervising policy development, institutional research efforts, scheduling, and academic space planning. Before joining CSUMB, she served for nearly ten years at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) starting in Institutional Research, then as Executive Director of Institutional Planning and Communications, and finally as Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness. She was the Accreditation Officer at NPS, just as she is here at CSUMB. She also co-chairs the WSCUC Substantive Change Committee, which reviews major curricular change proposals by all accredited institutions of higher education in California and Hawaii. Fran has participated in the Monterey Bay Higher Education and Research Cluster, has served on the Board of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and is thus well known in the community. She began her administrative career in Southern California where she worked at the CSU Chancellor’s Office, two community colleges, Loyola Marymount, and CSU Northridge. During this time, Dr. Horvath also taught at both the undergraduate level at USC, from where she earned her PhD in Higher Education and at the graduate level, teaching business statistics at Loyola Marymount.