CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 11, No. 19, Sept 20, 2012

Board Adopts Budget Alternatives

The CSU Board of Trustees adopted budget contingency measures based on the outcome of Proposition 30 on the November 6 ballot, including a tuition fee “trigger” increase of $150 a semester if the measure fails and a tuition rollback if the measure passes. More.

Ed.D. Producing Educational Leaders

Robert GarciaA champion for educational access in diverse communities and a researcher who shares best practices with educators around the nation are among the more than 300 graduates who have earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) degree from the CSU since the university began to offer the degree in 2007.

The CSU’s Ed.D. program was created in 2005 by the state legislature in response to California’s need for well-prepared school administrators. Today, 13 independent Ed.D. programs enroll more than 700 students who will go on to make an impact in California and the nation. More.

23 Students Shaping the Future

Chancellor Reed, scholar and PresidentThe CSU Board of Trustees recognized 23 students whose talent, determination and drive will help build and sustain California's future.

Meet the 2012 awardees of the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

CSU Launches Institute for Palliative Care

Palliative care uses an interdisciplinary team approach aimed at providing relief from the distressing symptoms of serious or chronic illnesses.

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care at CSU San Marcos is now the first statewide educational and workforce development institute in the U.S to focus on the practice. Learn more at csupalliativecare.org.

Rosser to Retire

RosserCal State L.A. President James M. Rosser has announced he will retire at the end of the academic year. Rosser became CSULA’s sixth president in 1979, and is the longest-serving president in the CSU system. More.

CSUs Among Top Schools for Veterans

Eighteen CSUs were recognized in GI Jobs magazine’s 2013 “military friendly schools” list – composed of the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools going above and beyond the call of duty to educate our veterans.

The rankings are based on extensive research and data drawn from more than 12,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools. The 18 CSUs are among the top to offer military students the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff. More.

San Diego State


New Cal Poly Lab Prepares Students for Future in Manufacturing

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Gene Haas Laboratory for Robotics and Automation will help students gain hands-on exposure to cutting-edge systems and technology. More.

White House Honors CSULB Alumna

A CSU Long Beach alumna was among 10 educators recently lauded as a “Champion of Change” by the White House for her work on improving student outcomes and closing the academic achievement gap for Hispanic and English language learning students. More.

Lab Upgrades at Humboldt State Support Student Research

Upgrades to Humboldt State’s Bio Core lab will support student and faculty research in the earth, physical and biological sciences. More.

SJSU Embarks on Major Tech Initiative

San José State has launched a five-year, $28 million initiative to upgrade its information technology infrastructure, as well as apply new technologies and partnerships to better support student learning. More.

Chico State Hosts California Indian Conference

This year’s conference, titled “Sustaining the Circle of Knowledge,” is focused on youth, educators, and those who oversee the education departments of Native American tribes—particularly in the North State. More.

CSUSM Cultivates More STEM Teachers

The National Science Foundation has awarded CSU San Marcos a five-year, $1.2 million grant aimed at increasing the number of future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. More.

CSU Stanislaus to Teach Local Kids About Science

This fall, faculty and students at CSU Stanislaus will host "Science Saturdays" to help teach local children about different aspects of science. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

Featured Blog:
Building the Door

Her parents’ struggle with substance abuse left Marilyn Thomas homeless at the age of 15. Today, the San Francisco State student is pursuing a master’s degree.

Find out what inspired the 2012 Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar to overcome tremendous adversity.


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