CSU, Chico News

Vela Named Dean of College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Date: 04-09-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

Eddie Vela has been selected as the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) at California State University, Chico, where he has served as interim dean of the college since 2013.

Vela has served at CSU, Chico since 1989 when he joined the Department of Psychology. He has been recognized as an outstanding professor and master teacher and has held numerous leadership positions, including associate dean, director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and interim chair of the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies.

Vela has chaired or been a member of committees of all levels of service; he currently serves on the University Internship Policy Committee, University Diversity Council, Liberal Studies Advisory Board, Academy e-Learning Advisory Board and Academic Planning Committee.

He completed undergraduate work in psychology and philosophy at Texas State University. He received his master's degree in 1987 from Texas A&M University, where he subsequently earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology in 1989.

Learn more about the College of BSS at www.csuchico.edu/bss.