Office of the Provost

As Marymount California University’s Chief Academic Officer, the Provost represents the President in his absence. She also bears responsibility for the quality of academic programs and all new program development.

The Provost’s areas of responsibility include:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
  • Faculty
  • Library
  • Center for Real World Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Assessment
  • Accreditation

Our Provost

Dr. Ariane Schauer, Provost & EVP at Marymount California UniversityAriane Schauer, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Schauer is the chief architect of Marymount’s academic transformation from a two-year college to a university offering bachelor’s and graduate programs.

She brings significant experience in program development, accreditation, faculty development, governance, curriculum and assessment. Under her leadership, Marymount has developed new degree programs and adopted new technologies, student services and faculty-mentored research in every degree program.

Dr. Schauer is MCU’s Chief Academic Officer, with responsibility for all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, program development, faculty, library, educational technology and assessment.

Dr. Schauer is the institution’s accreditation liaison officer and also provides oversight and leadership to the Student Affairs division, including advising, learning support and career services.

Dr. Schauer earned a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA and holds the rank of Professor of Economics. Dr. Schauer is a regular presenter at WSCUC conferences and serves as a WSCUC reviewer. 

Tammy Rusznak
Assistant to the Provost
(appointments with the Provost)

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.