Academic Programs


The Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Programs reports to the Provost and works closely with the other vice provosts and dean's offices as well as directly with faculty and staff.


John P. Holcomb Jr.
Interim Vice Provost, Academic Programs & Undergraduate Studies

(Alphabetical Order)

Marian Bleeke
Director, General Education
(216) 687-2089

Marina Bregu
Director, TRIO
(216) 687-2168

Joanne Goodell
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
(216) 687-5509

Heike Heinrich
Director, Student Success Programs
(216) 687-2051

Chrissy Knapke
Director, Tutoring and Academic Success Center (TASC)
(216) 523-7366

Samantha Phillips
Manager, First Year Experience
(216) 687-3734

Nicholas Petty
Director, Undergraduate Inclusive Excellence
(216) 687-5316

Adam Sikula
Manager, Transfer Center
(216) 875-9741


(Alphabetical Order)

Center for Faculty Excellence
The Center for Faculty Excellence fosters faculty excellence through innovative teaching and leadership to create engaged student success. Using workshops, video presentations and individualized services we work with faculty to develop their talent and advance their outcomes, processes and engagement with CSU students, their careers and the University. 

Curricular Affairs
This program helps coordinate the state-wide initiatives that allow students to transfer many courses from one Ohio institution to another.

First Year Advising and Exploratory Advising 
These offices offers academic advising and support for students undecided about their academic major or program.

First Year Experience
The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) is a part of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Programs at Cleveland State University. Our office is committed to the success of our students. We look forward to helping you as you begin your academic journey at Cleveland State University.

General Education
This office coordinates the courses that provide a foundation of knowledge and skills that are important for all CSU graduates.

Partnerships and CE Administration
 Provides students the opportunity to achieve an Associate's degree and Bachelor's degree all on partners college campus.

Transfer Center
This office provides prospective transfer students with resources to promote a smooth transition to CSU.

This office provides academic advising and support for first-generation college students.

Tutoring & Academic Success Center (TASC)
TASC offers Free academic support for all undergraduate students at CSU.