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Dr. Nevarez's Biography

Dr. Carlos Nevarez is interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and a Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento. Appointed in fall 2021, as interim Provost he provides leadership for the Division of Academic Affairs, including faculty and staff in all Colleges, the University Library, and several offices that support students as well as the Sacramento region. The Division of Academic Affairs also includes International Programs and Global Engagement, the Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, the Office of Faculty Advancement, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Academic Excellence, and the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Nevarez received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies where he was awarded the Kellogg Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. He has served as Director of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Chair of the Graduate and Professional Studies branch in the College of Education at Sacramento State. Dr. Nevarez is passionate about studying leadership and organizational behavior and the role leaders play in advancing student success. Dr. Nevarez has authored four books on community college leadership and is currently working on a fifth book with an emphasis on Human Resources in Community Colleges. His productivity with this line of scholarship has afforded him regular opportunities to share his research with regional, state, national, and international audiences.