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Clare Weber

Dr. Clare Weber serves as the founding Deputy Provost and Vice Provost for Academic Programs at California State University San Bernardino and has over 30 years of leadership experience in higher education and the non-profit sector. Recently, Dr. Weber led the university's successful WASC reaccreditation effort through a multidisciplinary and inclusive process. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Spanish at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies at California State University Los Angeles. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Relations from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Weber has studied and lived in Mexico and Central America. She has taught and mentored hundreds of students in public higher education. Her scholarly research reflects a commitment to service to the community and social change.

As an academic leader, Dr. Weber has led transformative academic excellence and student success efforts to advance an inclusive, student-centered campus at HSI and MSI universities in the California State University System. She has led efforts and projects to increase graduation rates and help close the equity gaps. Dr. Weber supports faculty excellence in teaching and research, comprehensive curriculum development, interdisciplinary, experiential learning, and academic and co-curricular activities, which have served faculty and students well. Her commitment is to a student-ready campus and a grounded approach to meeting needs, with an investment in inclusivity, integrity, trust, and collegiality.

Before serving at California State University San Bernardino, Dr. Weber served as the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Development at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in South Los Angeles, where she initiated a faculty diversity recruitment program. She created an ongoing and successful program for faculty development linked to the reappointment, tenure, and promotion process that supported faculty across all the colleges. While Chair of one of the largest departments at CSUDH, she successfully recruited and retained diverse tenure and lecture faculty cohorts.

Dr. Weber values civic and community engagement and currently serves on the Community Coalition of South Los Angeles Board of Directors. In the 1980s, after graduating from college, she served as an international human rights observer in post-civil war Nicaragua to support the peace process in that country. Dr. Weber shares UHD's commitment to "engaging every student in high-impact educational experiences and ensuring that students graduate with 21st-century skills" as it aligns with her experience, values, priorities, and sense of calling.


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