Strategic Initiatives

Portrait of Larry Samuels


Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Samuels is the VP for Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director for the University Corporation With a distinguished background in high technology and a PhD in Educational Policy and Higher Education from Stanford University, Larry has served at CSUMB since June of 2016, initially as Senior Advisor to the President and subsequently, as Chief of Staff. He has lived in the Monterey Bay region since 1977. His work at CSUMB is largely focused upon inter-institutional strategy and relationships, programmatic development/funding, regional economic development, and political/external relations. He has extensive experience in executive leadership and management, capital campaigns, sales and marketing, product marketing and development, and organizational and strategic planning.