Before coming to CSI, Gary W. Reichard had a career in higher education spanning over 40 years. He began his academic career at The Ohio State University, where he served as chair of the History department, and subsequently held tenured faculty and academic administrative positions at the University of Delaware, the University of Maryland, College Park, and Florida Atlantic University. From 1994 to 2009, Dr. Reichard held senior academic leadership positions in the California State University system, including serving as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Academic Personnel) and then Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Long Beach, and finally as Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer for the twenty-three campus CSU system. After retiring from the CSU Chancellor’s office in 2009, Dr. Reichard held four successive interim Provost positions through the Registry for College and University Presidents, including at Trident International University, the University of Louisiana System Office, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and California State University, Maritime Academy. He became CSI’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in July 2015.
Dr. Reichard holds a BA from the College of Wooster, an MA from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in History from Cornell University. He has published numerous scholarly books, articles, book chapters, and reviews, as well as delivered many scholarly papers and presentations. He recently served a three-year term as an elected member of the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians.