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California State University – San Marcos, Dean Vicki Golich Named Provost / V.P. of Academic Affairs at Metro State College


Posted: July 29, 2009



(Denver, Colo.) — Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State College of Denver, has announced the appointment of Vicki Golich as provost/vice president for academic affairs. She will start Sept. 1, pending approval by Metro State’s Board of Trustees.

Golich, a professor of political science at California State University—San Marcos, has served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college at CSU-SM, since 2004.

At Metro State, she will serve as the chief academic officer of the College, overseeing the Schools of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies. She will be responsible for curriculum, assessment, budget, faculty recruitment, hiring and evaluation policies. Golich’s starting salary will be $195,000.

In making the announcement Jordan said, “Dr. Golich’s proven record of accomplishment in general education and graduate programs are what Metro State needs right now. Sheis the right person to help guide Metro State towards our goal of becoming the preeminent public urban baccalaureate college in the nation.”

“I’m thrilled to begin my work at Metro State,” Golich said. “Metro State is an exciting place to be, with the development of graduate programs, and the many building projects occurring, such as the innovative hotel learning center.”

Golich added that Metro State’s mission, which is similar to her current institution, is what drew her to the College. “I see a true importance to providing educational access to the general public. Here in the 21st century, we’re known as the knowledge economy. What better way to create, evaluate and trade knowledge, than through Metro State’s mission, which far exceeds the value of most other institutions of higher education in the nation.”

Golich holds a doctorate in international relations from University of Southern California, a master’s degree from the California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College. She joined the faculty at CSUSM in 1992, when it was barely three years old as a campus, and was an active participant in its growth from a few hundred full-time equivalent students to its now near 10,000 FTES.

With more than 22,000 students, Metro State is among the largest public undergraduate colleges in the country and is the leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans.

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver

Metro State is a fully accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,700 students. It is Colorado’s leader in educating in-state undergraduates and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 63,000 alumni, the bulk of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at www.mscd.edu.