Dr. Shireen Pavri

Dr. Shireen Pavri

Associate Vice Chancellor
Educator and Leadership Programs
CSU Chancellor's Office
June 2023

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Shireen Pavri, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educator and Leadership Programs (formerly known as Educator Preparation and Public School Programs). 

Dr. Pavri’s department advocates for teacher education at the state and national levels, and supports campuses in achieving equity and excellence in educator preparation. Dr. Pavri provides vision and support for the CSU’s commitment to prepare more high-quality teachers, counselors and leaders for California’s PK-12 schools. She also coordinates the CSU’s contributions to PK-12 reform and supports the academic preparation of PK-12 students to ensure they are prepared for college success.

Dr. Pavri served for six years as Dean of the College of Education at Cal State Long Beach, where she managed a $14 million budget; raised nearly over $9 million in donor support for student scholarships and college priorities; launched multiple equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives to better recruit and support underrepresented students; promoted faculty development centered on equity and culturally sustaining practices; and strengthened partnerships with more than 125 school districts, community colleges and educational agencies.

Under her tenure, the college has grown enrollment so that it now grants more teaching, administrative and other credentials than any other CSU campus. Beginning her career as a multilingual special education teacher in Mumbai, India, Dr. Pavri has achieved more than 32 years of experience in teaching, school psychology, research and higher education administration and leadership, including 13 years as Associate Dean and Dean at Cal State Long Beach.

She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in School Psychology from Miami University in Ohio, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.

We are thrilled that Dr. Pavri has chosen to apply her considerable expertise and leadership skills to advancing equity, opportunity, and high-quality education for students across California. We look forward to collaborating with her closely at CAR/W. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to this valued new member of the Academic and Student Affairs leadership team.