Jenny Zorn Named Provost at CSU Bakersfield


Dr. Jenny Zorn will join CSU Bakersfield on July 31, 2015 as provost and vice president for academic affairs, succeeding Dr. Soraya Coley, who was named president of Cal Poly Pomona last fall.  As the chief academic officer, Zorn will oversee the academic enterprise of the University, including the four schools, Extended University, Antelope Valley Center, and academic support services such as enrollment management, grants, research, and faculty affairs.  Zorn currently serves as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Humboldt State University, prior to which she was the associate provost for academic and international programs at CSU San Bernardino.

Zorn has been an AAG member since 1982 and served on the National Council. Her 26-year career within the CSU system includes serving as associate provost for academic programs, associate and assistant dean in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and professor of geography at CSU San Bernardino.

Zorn holds a bachelor’s degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and a master’s and Ph.D. in geography from The Ohio State University.