San Diego State University Imperial Valley has a new Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Mark Wheeler , currently chair of the University Senate and Chair of the SDSU Faculty , will take on the new position in June. Wheeler is also Chair of the SDSU Department of Philosophy. Dr. Wheeler said that his enthusiasm for the Imperial Valley campus has grown under the leadership of SDSU President Adela de la Torre and Dean Gregorio Ponce and their vision to double the local campus enrollment over the next few years.