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Office of the President

President's Cabinet

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Katherine Kantardjieff is provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. As chief academic officer, Kantardjieff provides central and academic leadership with primary responsibility to plan, develop, and administer all aspects of the university’s programs, activities, personnel, and budget in the support of students and student learning.

VP for Administration and Finance

Glen R. Nelson is the vice president for Administration and Finance and chief financial officer. He has over 25 years of administrative finance experience in higher education. In his current role, Nelson oversees administrative service management, Business Support Services, the campus budget, finance, Information Technology, the university corporation at Monterey Bay and University Personnel.

Interim VP for Student Affairs

John Fraire joined CSUMB after a distinguished career in senior student affairs positions at several universities, including Portland State University and Washington State University. He has extensive experience in all aspects of student services as well as enrollment management, including with Hispanic-serving institutions. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Harvard University and his doctorate from Union Institute and University in Ohio.

VP for University Advancement

As the vice president for University Advancement, Barbara Zappas oversees the university’s fundraising, marketing, and communication efforts, as well as the Foundation of CSU Monterey Bay. She has previously served as the assistant vice president for University Advancement.

AVP for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer

Brian Corpening’s career in higher education began more than 30 years ago. He became the first person in his family to graduate from college, and then was hired as an Educational Opportunity Program counselor at Morrisville State College in New York. Before coming to CSUMB, he served as assistant provost for Diversity and Community Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

AVP for University Personnel

Natalie King is the associate vice president and chief human resources officer for University Personnel. In her role, she leads the human resources and academic personnel functions for the university. She is a member of the President’s Cabinet and Extended Cabinet. She is also a member of the Provost’s Executive Academic Leadership Council and the Academic Senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee.

Chief Information Officer

George W. “Chip” Lenno serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and participates in numerous campus-wide and community committees, such as the Executive Academic Leadership Team, the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, and the Campus Security Committee.