Appointment: VP SPEMI Gitanjali Kaul

Dec. 27, 2016

Announcing our new Vice President for Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation (VP SPEMI)

Dear Campus Community,

It is my pleasure to announce the selection of Dr. Gitanjali Kaul as the new Vice President for Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation (VP SPEMI), effective January 15, 2017. This position is an already existing VP position which reconfigures and consolidates multiple offices across divisions in order to significantly innovate and improve the use of data analytics for conceptualizing budgetary decisions and enhancing enrollment management and strategic planning for the campus. Given the vital importance of proactively managing enrollments, supporting student success and staying within budgetary constraints, this new collaborative VP position will be critical to ensuring our continued success. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Kaul join our team to work with us.

Dr. Kaul has over 25 years of keen expertise and experience in executive higher education administration. She comes to us from California State University, Dominguez Hills where she currently serves as Acting Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. In this role, she supports student success, retention and graduation initiatives and has direct responsibility for the division's budget. She also serves as the campus' WSCUC Accreditation Officer and leads implementation of the WSCUS strategic planning process. Prior to this appointment, she served as Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment also at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Dr. Kaul relocated to California from Florida Atlantic University where she served as Vice President of Strategic Planning. In her role at FAU she oversaw strategic planning, enrollment management, institutional research and information technology. At FAU her accomplishments included working with the campus community to craft and deliver FAU's 2012-2017 Strategic Plan: Celebrating and Cultivating Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction; doubling FAU's applications in 2011 for freshmen admission from approximately 10,000 to over 19,000; and successfully completing a 2-year campus-wide effort that resulted in the unconditional reaffirmation of FAU by SACSOC.

Prior to working at FAU, she was at Cleveland State University where she served as Vice Provost for Planning, Assessment and Information Resource Management from 2003-2010 and as Associate Provost for Academic Assessment and Institution Research at Ohio University from 1999 to 2003.

Dr. Kaul shared that "CSU Stanislaus is a remarkable institution dedicated to upholding the highest levels of liberal education in the country. I feel very privileged and honored to become a member of this family.  I share President Junn's commitment to campus-wide collaboration and student success.  I am filled with a sense of passion and purpose as I look forward to joining the campus.  I know that together we can realize local dreams and have a significant impact on the region".

Dr. Kaul earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India. She holds two master's degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Utkal University and Northern Illinois University respectively. She also earned her Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from Northern Illinois University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Gitanjali Kaul to our Stanislaus State team!

Sincerely,
Ellen Junn