Rick Miranda headshot


Dr. Rick Miranda received his B.A. in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross, and his Ph. D. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of Chicago and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he joined the faculty at CSU in 1982. His administrative career started in 1997 when he became Chair of the Department of Mathematics; it continued with his appointment as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences in 2002. In January of 2009 he was named Provost and Executive Vice President of the university; this was an interim role for the first year but, after a national search, became non-interim in February of 2010. He has also served as the Chief Academic Officer of the CSU System since 2012.

Dr. Miranda returned to his faculty position as full professor of Mathematics in August 2020, in addition to his role as System CAO.

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