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CWU Announces Curt Guaglianone as first provost candidate

The Central Washington University Provost Search Committee has announced Curt Guaglianone, currently vice president for strategic planning & program development at Heritage University, as its first candidate for the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs and student life.

Guaglianone is scheduled to visit Central and meet with the search committee on March 31. An open campus forum with the candidate will be held from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in SURC 210.


Guaglianone earned his associate of arts degree in liberal studies at Fresno City College and his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Biola University. He was awarded a master’s degree in counseling at California State University, Fresno, and an EdD in educational administration and curriculum & instruction at the University of Pacific.

He has more than 35 years of experience as a professional educator, having held various administrative and teaching positions at California State University, Bakersfield; California State University, Fresno; California State University, Stanislaus.

During his tenure in the California State University system, Guaglianone was noted for developing many community partnerships to support student success and faculty achievement, establishing programs that included a Doctorate of Education at CSUB, and writing successful grants such as the California Writing Project, Teacher Quality Partnerships, Title V, Title III and several other grants that supported traditionally underserved populations in Central California. 

Following his hiring as provost and vice president at Heritage University in 2012, he led the campus as it recovered from a devastating fire that occurred during his first few months on the job.

In his role at Heritage University, he has been responsible for the development of a student learning assessment system, for reshaping the admissions and enrollment functions of the campus, and for establishing the Interdisciplinary Writing Center, Center for Native Language Preservation, and HU Extension. In addition, he successfully steered the campus through regional accreditation and multiple programs through successful programmatic accreditation visits.

Media contact: Rich Moreno, director of content development, 509-963-2714,

—March 28, 2016