Pitzer College Alumnus Named Claremont Graduate University Executive Vice President and Provost

Claremont, Calif. (July 26, 2011) - Pitzer College alumnus Jacob Adams '78 was named executive vice president and provost for the Claremont Graduate University.

Reporting to the president, the executive vice president and provost is responsible for academic planning, including the academic budget. Adams will oversee student services, institutional research and creative services. In addition, he will provide intellectual leadership for the institution's operations and oversee all strategic planning and leadership of the university.

Adams joined CGU in 2006 as a professor of educational studies. Prior, he held government positions at federal, state and local levels. He left government service to become the first associate director of Policy Analysis for California Education. He taught at Vanderbilt University and University of Washington, where he launched the School Finance Redesign Project and served as its principal investigator. He has chaired several committees including National Working Group on Funding Student Learning, served on national advisory boards for Standard & Poor's and the National Governors Association and consulted for the National Commission on Governing America's Schools and the National Forum on Accountability. He currently serves on the editorial board of Educational Researcher. His recent book is Smart Money: Using Educational Resources to Accomplish Ambitious Learning Goals (Harvard Education Press, 2010).

Adams majored in political studies at Pitzer College.

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