Dr. Larry Samuels is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at CSU Monterey Bay and Executive Director of the University Corporation. Prior to this role Dr. Samuels had an extensive career in Silicon Valley, including stints as CEO of PredPol, CEO of Communities.com, COO/Exec. VP of Creative Labs, and General Manager of Atari (US). He holds a BA from UC Berkeley, and an MA in Educational Policy and a PhD in Higher Education from Stanford University. As a long-term resident of the Monterey Bay region, Dr. Samuels is committed to educational attainment and economic opportunity for all residents of the Central Coast.