Santa Clara University


Charles Erekson

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Charles Erekson Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Provost

Until his retirement in June 2014, Dr. Erekson will serve as Senior Advisor to the Provost. In his prior role overseeing the operation of the Provost's office, he supported the Provost in the areas of strategic planning, policy analysis and development, financial planning, and human resource planning. He also supervised the Registrar's Office and served as the Executive Representative for the Student Administration System of the University Administrative Systems Steering Committee. 

Dr. Erekson also served the University as Associate Vice Provost for University Planning (1997–2001), Assistant Vice President for Student Development (1991–1996), and Dean of Students (1981–1991). He taught undergraduate leadership classes in the Leavey School of Business. Before coming to Santa Clara in 1981, he was Coordinator of Management and Planning Services for the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and served in administrative roles at Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and East Texas State University.

Dr. Erekson received a B.A. in History from Texas Christian University (1968), an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from East Texas State University (1970), and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Oregon State University (1975). His areas of scholarly and professional interest include strategic planning, organizational development, and leadership.

Phone: (408) 554-4533