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Dr. Ethan A. Singer

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Dr. Ethan A. Singer

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus
San Diego State University

For many years, Dr. Ethan Singer was responsible for Academic Affairs’ $141M budget including the $77M faculty budget. He was the University’s Enrollment Planning Officer and has responsibility for overall university enrollment management, including the development of annual and multi-year university and college enrollment targets, undergraduate admissions modeling, and general oversight of Enrollment Services (admissions, evaluations, registrar’s office, and student recruitment). In addition, he oversees Analytic Studies and Institutional Research as well as Instructional Technology Services. He served on the President’s Cabinet, the President’s Budget Advisory Committee, the President’s Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, the University’s Academic Program Review Panel, the Senate’s Academic Resources and Planning Committee and the Campus Fee Advisory Committee.

As Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus, Dr. Singer remains responsible for overseeing the City Heights K-12 Educational Collaborative. The Collaborative is a partnership among San Diego State University, the San Diego Unified School District and Price Charities focused on three inner-city schools - Rosa Parks Elementary, Monroe Clark Middle, and Hoover High - with more than 5,000 inner-city students speaking more than thirty different languages. The principal goals of the Collaborative are to significantly enhance the learning, academic achievement, health and social development of the Collaborative’s Pre-K through 12 students. Since the Collaborative’s inception in September 1998, the university has received well over $40M in program funding from Price Charities for this effort.

Currently, Dr. Singer is also taking a lead role in recruiting high-caliber Chinese students for SDSU. This past September, he presented at four top universities in China (about the Trends and Challenges of American Higher Education) and his presentations were very well received. He will visit China again this November, presenting at a large international conference and speaking at several international high schools in Suzhou, Shenzhen, and Beijing.