CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 10, No. 19, September 8, 2011

CSU Lays the Groundwork for Public Administration

CSU Lays the Groundwork for Public Administration

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in state and local government is projected to increase 11 percent during the 2004-14 period. Additionally, jobs in the federal government are projected to grow by 2.5 percent through the year 2014.

As baby boomers continue to retire from the public sector fields, the need for professionals in the public administration industry rapidly increases. The California State University understands the need for adept individuals in public administration and is meeting the state’s demand by graduating students equipped with the experience and knowledge to excel in the field. More.

Students Striving for Political Change

Students Striving for Political ChangeStudents are the backbone of the California State University, and their passion for social change is what makes each campus thrive. Whether it is through an organization, class project or individual activity, CSU students execute campaigns and efforts that advocate social change.

For example, the California State Student Association takes positions on higher education legislation at the state and federal level, prioritizing efforts based on potential impact on students and the CSU. CSSA sponsors legislation and has achieved significant student victories through legislation, mainly in the areas of financial aid, shared governance and state funding. More.

Providing Programs for Public Administration

With 23 campuses spanning from Humboldt State University in the north to San Diego State University in the south, the CSU has developed a number of programs to thoroughly prepare students to work in public administration. Additionally, campuses house facilities that not only offer students a firsthand look at legislation in action, but assist the community with needs relating to public administration. More.

CSU Alumni Working for the Public

CSU Alumni Working for the Public

Awarding more than 95,000 degrees annually, the CSU graduates alumni who are leaders in high-impact fields that drive California’s economy. The CSU maintains a multitude of degree options ranging in every topic from marine transportation to public administration, which give graduates the skills necessary to navigate their way into a variety of different career choices.

With more than 2.6 million alumni, CSU graduates have taken their degrees and applied them to enrich California’s workforce. Some alumni who have impacted the fields relating to public administration include the following: Hilda L. Solis, Millage Peaks, Sheryl Chalupa and Vincent P. Barabba. More.


CSUSB M.P.A. Program Earns Prestigious Accreditation

Cal State San Bernardino’s master’s in public administration program has earned re-accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. CSUSB is the only university in the Inland Empire with an M.P.A. program accredited by NASPAA. More.

SF State Offering Certificates for Nonprofit Professionals

San Francisco State's Department of Public Administration is now offering both a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, which is geared toward working professionals in the non-profit sector. More.

SDSU School of Public Affairs to Examine Urban Renewal

San Diego State University’s School of Public Affairs will collaborate with Northeastern University and four European universities to study American and European communities. More.

Cal State L.A. Student Ambassadors Represent Spain at National Model U.N.

Researching current issues and formulating resolutions to global concerns, a group of Cal State L.A. students became “diplomats” representing the Kingdom of Spain at the 2011 National Model United Nations in New York. More.

CSUEB Public Administration Alumna Named 'Woman of the Year'

Patricia Gardner, '86 Master of Public Affairs and Administration from CSU East Bay, has been selected “Woman of the Year for 2011” for Assembly District 24 by Assemblyman Jim Beall. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

Featured Blog:
What Government Does

The latest CSU Voices and Views blog entry highlights Respondia “Dia” Poole, an alumna of CSU San Bernardino and the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program. The feature delves into her 30-year service to the government, ensuring collective security, fairness and effectiveness.


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