Susan Opp

Vice President

Dr. Susan (Sue) Opp joined WSCUC as Vice President in January 2020.  Before coming to WSCUC, she served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime).  At Cal Maritime, Sue was instrumental in developing strategic plans, improving the meaning and measurement of student success, enhancing shared governance, and fostering and supporting faculty scholarship.  Prior to joining Cal Maritime, Sue spent over 25 years at California State University, East Bay, rising through the ranks from Assistant to Full Professor of Biological Sciences and serving as the Chair of the Academic Senate.  In 2010, Sue was appointed as the Associate Vice President of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies at CSU East Bay.  As AVP, Sue was responsible for undergraduate and graduate curriculum development and approval, assessment of student learning, development of institutional learning outcomes, and a number of student success initiatives.  Sue also served as the WSCUC ALO for Cal State East Bay and led the university through a successful self-study process and accreditation visit.  Sue has a B.A. in Biology from San Francisco State University, an M.S. in Entomology from University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Institute for Education Management (IEM). 

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