CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 13, No. 9, May 12, 2014

Eight CSU Campuses Lauded for Accessibility, Affordability in TIME’s Best Colleges Ranking

GraduationEight CSU campuses have been ranked among the nation’s top colleges and universities based on a new criteria proposed by the White House that emphasizes accessibility, affordability and completion. More.

Inaugurating and Honoring CSU Champions

Serving on committees that helped further higher education. Empowering students to strive for a degree and excel in academics. Encouraging the Legislature to provide more resources that support students in their quest to become the next leaders of California.

These are just a few of the countless efforts that advocates of the CSU have undertaken to champion the CSU mission. More.

CSU Fundraising off to Strong Start in 2014

David Nazarian Bolstered by notable gifts at Sonoma and Northridge, California State University fundraising efforts are off to a strong start in 2014. Sonoma State received a $1 million personal gift from Gary Heck in January, and CSUN reently announced a $10 million cash gift commitment from alumnus David Nazarian. More.

CSU COAST Keeping Oceans Healthy


In 2011, California’s coastal economy generated $1.6 trillion, making up 86 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. A healthy coast and ocean are critical to the economic well-being of California and the nation. Through entities such as the Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST), the CSU is creating a pipeline of marine science professionals whose research is helping strengthen the environment. More.

Faculty Impacting Students and the Community

Jacqueline Trischman CSU faculty are essential to California’s success. They are the teachers that educate the future leaders of America, the scholars that advance industry knowledge and the citizens who are dedicated to enriching the community. Visit the Outstanding Faculty website to see the 21 newly honored faculty members who have touched the lives of their students and community. More.





In the News

CSU Wins Grant to Digitize Internment-related Documents

A $40,000 grant will allow six CSU libraries (Fresno, Dominguez Hills, Sacramento, Fullerton, Northridge and San Josť) to digitize items documenting the incarceration of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent during the war. More.

Cal Poly SLO Receives $8 MIL for Agricultural Research

The James G. Boswell Foundation has committed $8 million for the establishment of the “J.G. Boswell Agricultural Research Center” at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. More.

Students First Campaign at SF State Creates 135 New Scholarships

SF State students can count on a boost in scholarship funding thanks to the Students First campaign, which raised $14.4 million in just under two years. More.

HSU Awarded $5.8 MIL for Innovative Biomass Research

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research. More.

Cal State L.A. Opens Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility

Cal State L.A.’s new Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility will advance clean transportation technologies and is the largest university-operated hydrogen plant of its kind in the nation. More.

SSU Delegation Wins International Model UN Awards for Fourth Straight Year

Sonoma State University Model United Nations class has received three awards at the recently concluded National Model United Nations simulation held in New York City. More.


New Congressional Caucus to Champion California’s Public Colleges, Students

California Public Higher Education Caucus

On May 1, surrounded by students and recent graduates of the CSU and UC, Reps. Ami Bera and Jeff Denham announced the creation of the California Public Higher Education Caucus. More.


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