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California State University, Long Beach, announced Scott Apel as its new vice president of administration and finance.

He formerly was the school's associate vice president of human resources management. He also received his bachelor's and master's from the university. 

“This is an exciting time to be at Long Beach State," Apel said in a release. "There are a great number of opportunities as well as challenges ahead of us. I am delighted to be part of a team dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences of our students, improving the workplaces of our colleagues, and helping to ensure that our institution will remain a strong, innovative, diverse and effective university.”

Apel's new position includes being the chief financial officer for the campus, advising CSULB president Jane Close Conoley, provost Brian Jersky and other senior-level administrators on campus-wide resources and finances, fiscal policy and planning, budget, space and facilities planning/management, overseeing the University Police Department, human resources and more. He also coordinates with three CSULB auxiliaries, the 49er Foundation, Research Foundation, and the 49er Shops. 

“Scott meets and exceeds the priorities of the campus in breadth of experience in all the areas included in the Division of Administration and Finance portfolio,” Conoley said in a release. “He has been an objective and informed adviser, cares deeply about the success of our diverse student body and our university, and can take on daunting challenges.”

Emily is a staff writer covering higher education and other various topics for Gazette Newspapers. She has a background in weekly and daily newspapers and a bachelor’s in communication from La Sierra University.

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