More than 100,000 CSU students were eligible to graduate this spring. Not only will this many new bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees make a profound impact on the state, nation and world—they will provide the new college grads with limitless opportunities. Commencement ceremonies honored the achievements of the Class of 2011 and officially sent them off well-equipped for the future. More.
Advice to the Class of 2011
From business moguls to campus presidents and student leaders, those addressing CSU’s class of 2011 were not short on words of wisdom. Keynote speeches addressed to new graduates shared inspirational messages as well as some practical advice.
Read what they had to say here.
Resolution Honors CSU's Past,
Leaders Advocate to Ensure Its Future
On May 23, the California State Assembly presented Chancellor Charles B. Reed with a resolution in recognition of the CSU's 50th anniversary. The CSU has awarded nearly 2.6 million degrees since its creation by the signing of the Donahoe Higher Education Act in 1960.
The next day, Reed and CSU leaders including 15 campus presidents, remained in Sacramento for the CSU's Budget Advocacy Day. There, they worked to ensure that the CSU system can continue to serve California for the next 50 years and beyond.
CSUs Lauded for Affordability, Quality and Access
In a report released June 1 by The Education Trust, California State University campuses Fullerton and Long Beach are two of only five universities in the country recognized for meeting a conservative set of criteria on affordability, access and quality. The report included data from nearly 1,200 colleges and universities nationwide. More.