CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 10, No. 12, June 9, 2011

Ready for the Next Step

The Class of 2011 at Humboldt State

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

Assemblymember Marty Block with CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed  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.


CSUCI Grant Promotes Student, Community Growth

The Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies at CSU Channel Islands received a grant for $60,000 from the Southern California Gas Company. The grant will benefit the institute’s Interns Program, which centers on community outreach, workforce training, and leadership development. More.

CSU Chico Exhibits Explore Environmental Issues

CSU Chico’s Gateway Science Museum launches its summer exhibit season with an emphasis on sustainability. New exhibits allow visitors to examine everyday lifestyle choices and the impacts those choices may have on the world around us. More.

Gift to Launch Early Childhood Program at Cal Poly Pomona

The College of Education & Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona received a major gift to establish the Ludwick Professorship in Early Childhood Education, which addresses the school's need for growth in early childhood education. More.

CSUSB Goes Mobile

Cal State San Bernardino launched a new mobile application, which will provide students, faculty, staff and the community with important timely information about the university. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

Featured Blog:
Building New Connections

Fresno State alumnus James Kardach, credited for his role in pioneering Bluetooth, describes his experience working on the wireless technology —and how an education at Fresno State hooked him up.


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