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New Assistant Vice President Announced

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Joining Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 1 will be Elizabeth Boretz as assistant vice president for student success and director of the campus Academic Advisement Center.

The position is an expansion of the directorship of the Academic Advisement Center in Academic Programs. In this role, she “will have a pivotal role in supporting the University’s student success agenda to improve student learning, provide access, ensure quality, close the achievement gap, advance completion, and enhance affordability,” said Provost José Cruz in his Dec. 18 announcement of the appointment.

Boretz also will serve as campus coordinator of the student success teams and advance the collaboration between Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Information Technology in order to create an advising experience that integrates students’ curricular and co-curricular goals.

Since 2005, Boretz has served as the founding director of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center at the University of California, Merced, where she was involved in the recruiting, hiring and development of a diverse staff, as well as collaborating with faculty and Academic Affairs on policy review, revision and proposals toward student success. She also united learning support services with Counseling and Psychological Services, Athletics, Health Education and Disability Services and Carer Services. In addition to her directorship, she also serves on the editorial of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

Boretz, who holds a doctorate in romance languages, with a specialization in Spanish and Hispanic cultural studies, from the University of Washington, also served as an assistant and associate professor of Spanish at Eastern Oregon University.