Chancellor's Communication-December 13, 2005
December 13, 2005
By all accounts, this has been a remarkable year for the California State University. We have made significant strides in our goals to continue to deliver high quality education, to make our universities accessible and affordable, and to engage business and community leaders in supporting our mission.
Thanks to your hard work and dedication, we have accomplished:
The CSU is on the move because it has the right mission, and it has people who believe in that mission. In fact, the CSU's greatest strength is the quality of its students, faculty and staff members whose perspectives, ideas and opinions come together toward a common goal: transforming lives through education. Kevin Starr, state librarian emeritus, said it best in a recent opinion piece published this fall in the Los Angeles Times: "The CSU system, in short, is keeping California afloat, while offering poor and middle-class people a continuing opportunity to move into the sort of well-paying jobs a college degree affords. Few state agencies possess such a clear-cut and necessary role." (See the full piece at http://www.calstate.edu/impact. It is a role to be immensely proud of and one in which each of you plays an important part.
Thank you again for all that you do to make the California State University an outstanding institution. I wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season.
last updated December 13, 2005