CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 13, No. 5, March 13, 2014

Promising Partnerships Promote Access

guaranteed admission promise programs

California’s need to produce an additional one million graduates by 2025 in order to sustain its workforce and stimulate the economy is critical. The CSU has made it a priority to establish enduring educational partnerships that will improve college readiness and access, as well as increase completion rates. More.

CSU Mourns Passing of Trustee William Hauck

William HauckThe CSU mourns the passing of William Hauck, the longest serving member on the CSU Board of Trustees and an ardent advocate of the CSU. An alumnus of San José State and former president of the California State Student Association, Hauck was a staunch supporter of students who kept student success at the forefront of his decision-making. More.

Steve Relyea to Lead CSU Financial Operations

Steve Relyea has been appointed to serve as the CSU’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer. Relyea will serve on the Chancellor’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to the Chancellor and serving as the treasurer to the Board of Trustees. He will join the CSU on May 1. More.

Wm. Gregory Sawyer Confirmed as CSU Representative for CSAC

Wm. Gregory SawyerWm. Gregory Sawyer, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs at CSU Channel Islands, has been selected to represent the CSU on the California Student Aid Commission. With a central mission of making education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians, the Commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership in partnership with California's colleges, universities, financial institutions and financial aid associations. More.

Shaping Women to Break Barriers

Sacramento State

Over the past five decades, women’s presence in the workforce has increased dramatically in numbers—from 31.5 million in 1970 to 72.6 million in 2012—and now comprises nearly half of the country’s workforce. In just the last decade, the CSU has granted more than 430,000 total degrees to women and continues to provide stimulating opportunities that allow women to capitalize on their talents and break barriers in their industry. More.





In the News

Former Cal State L.A. President Receives Distinguished Award

James Rosser, formerly the president of Cal State L.A, received the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award for his efforts in increasing access to higher education for underserved communities. More.

Fresno State Creates Fund to Help Students in Crisis

Fresno State’s newly established “Good Samaritan Fund” offers monetary assistance to enrolled students dealing with hardships like robbery, fire or a crashed computer. More.

CSUSB, Sac State, SDSU Rank as Best Business Schools for Vets

CSU San Bernardino, Sac State and San Diego State were ranked among the best business schools in the nation for MBA programs available to military veterans. More.

CPP Garners $8,000 for Engineering Programs

Brent T. Litjen, senior recruitment manager for Union Pacific's Los Angeles Service Unit, presents a check for $8,000 to Lily Gossage, Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) director.

Union Pacific donated $8,000 to Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering to support workshops aimed at increasing passing rates in bottleneck engineering courses. More.

CSUN Expands Mexican and Latin American Research

CSU Northridge has partnered with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México to create a Los Angeles-based center that will focus on scholarship and research on Mexico and Latin America. More.

Chico State Students Build Transitional Housing

Chico State students will forego their spring break vacations in order to build two duplexes in just nine days for families transitioning out of rehabilitation. More.

Cal Maritime Wins 4th LA Harbor Cup

California Maritime Keelhaulers

With a tenuous lead over the 10-boat fleet, the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers won this year’s Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup. This is their fourth consecutive win. More.


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