About the Provost's Office

The provost is the chief academic officer of the university and provides overall administration and coordination of the academic programs of the university. Areas of supervision include the activities of the academic area deans, the University Registrar's Office, the Library and the Office of Student Success. The provost makes recommendations to the president regarding the selection, evaluation and professional development of part-time and full-time faculty and also prepares and oversees the academic area budget. 


Academic Affairs (Provost)

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Charles Sands, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Health Science
Office Phone: (951) 343-4213
E-mail: csands@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room C215

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004
M.A. Education University of Alabama at Birmingham 1995
B.S. Education Samford University 1993

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Jeff Barnes, PhD

Dean, Student Success
Office Phone: (951) 552-8639
E-mail: jbarnes@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms 39

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD New Testament History Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 1995
M.Div. Golden Gate Battist Theological Seminary 1989
B.A. Biblical Studies William Carey College 1985

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Wayne Fletcher, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Provost for Academic Services
Office Phone: 951-552-8175
E-mail: wfletcher@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Yeager C212

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership UCLA 2013
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration University of Denver 1991
B.S. Construction Management Colorado State University 1985

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Elizabeth A. Morris, Ph.D.

Professor of Education and Mathematics
Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment and Curriculum
Office Phone: (951) 343-4507
E-mail: emorris@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Education Capella University 2007
M.S. Education California Baptist University 1999
B.S. Liberal Studies California Baptist University 1998

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Tracy Ward, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Provost for Administration
Office Phone: 951-343-4552
E-mail: tward@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center,C213

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Education Claremont Graduate University 2010
M.ED. College Student Affairs Azusa Pacific University 2001
M.Div. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 1996

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Ted Murcray, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Director, The Teaching and Learning Center
Office Phone: 951-343-4760
E-mail: tmurcray@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Teaching and Learning Center, Lancer Arms 50

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Education Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Vanderbilt University 2011
M. S. Education/ Teaching and Learning California Baptist University 2002
B.A. English/Music California Baptist University 1998

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Tae Sung, PhD

Associate Professor of English
Founding Director of University Writing Center
Office Phone: 951-552-8992
E-mail: tsung@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms #39

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD English (American Literature & Critical Theory) UC Irvine
MA Theology Fuller Seminary
BA English UC San Diego

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Christina Cornejo

Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Office Phone: (951) 552-8650
E-mail: ccornejo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms, 49F

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Andrew Cress

Director of Special Projects
Office Phone: (951) 552-8183
E-mail: acress@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms 50G

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Angelica Diaz

Director of Research Initiatives
Office Phone: 951-343-4827
E-mail: adiaz@calbaptist.edu

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Garrett English

Director of Academic Engagements
Office Phone: (951) 552-8865
E-mail: genglish@calbaptist.edu

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Jennifer Lee

Special Projects Coordinator
Office Phone: (951) 343-5022
E-mail: JenniferElizabeth.Lee@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 103

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Kenneth Nehrbass

Instructional Designer I
Office Phone: (951) 552-8720
E-mail: knehrbass@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: LARM, 51G

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Brian Niemeier

Director of Institutional Research
Office Phone: 951-552-8637
E-mail: bniemeier@calbaptist.edu

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Shawnn Palmer

Director of Academic Technology and Reporting
Office Phone: 951-343-4224
E-mail: spalmer@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Yeager Center D118

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Holly Pope

Director of Academic Operations
Office Phone: 951-343-4654
E-mail: hpope@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Yeager Center C211

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Tim Sechang

Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator
Office Phone: (951) 343-4711
E-mail: ssechang@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms, 49

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Rich Simpson

University Registrar
Office Phone: 951-343-5568
E-mail: rsimpson@calbaptist.edu

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Claudia Valdez

Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Office Phone: 951-343-4213
E-mail: cvaldez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Yeager Center C212

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