2008/09 Support Budget

Center for California Studies, $3,329,000

Student working on a drawingThe Center for California Studies is a unit of the CSU whose mission is to promote understanding of and effective participation in the political and policy processes that govern the state of California. Central to this mission is the administration of the Assembly, Executive, Judicial, and Senate fellows programs and the LegiSchool Project. The Fellows programs provide “on the job” experience on the policy-making process to 64 fellows who are studying California government issues at California State University, Sacramento (CSU Sacramento). At the same time, these students provide valuable services to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government. The LegiSchool Project provides high school students a “hands-on” opportunity to participate in legislative debates on issues that directly impact them. The state appropriation request for 2008/09 totals $3,329,000 for the following program activities.

Center for California Studies, $1,265,000

As an education, research, and public service unit of CSU Sacramento, the Center falls under the administrative responsibilities of the CSU Sacramento president. The Center’s executive director serves at the pleasure of the president and reports to the president and the vice president for academic affairs.

The Center’s central office is located on the campus of CSU Sacramento. The central staff consists of the executive director, four program directors, and an outreach and special project coordinator. The administrative support staff includes a coordinator of administrative services and budget and five administrative support assistants. Typically, the Center also employs one work-study student. The total of $1,265,000 in this category consists of salary, benefits (at 39 percent), and indirect costs (10 percent of total of salary and benefits).


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Last Updated: November 12, 2007