“The CSU is working hard to be more than just veteran friendly. We want to help veterans be successful in achieving their educational goals.”— CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed
Throughout Chancellor Charles B. Reed’s tenure at the California State University, he has spearheaded numerous programs that ease the transition from soldier to student. Reaching out to military branches to help recruit student veterans, providing more services for veterans at the 23 CSU campuses and creating a seamless pathway to a productive career following military service have all been priorities under his leadership. More.
*Hear more about what Chancellor Reed has done for student veterans in this audio clip of San Diego State alumnus Peter Salas speaking about his military career during the November 2012 Board of Trustees meeting.
Educating Future Teachers
Arturo Avila is a first-generation college grad with a degree in civil engineering. Kyla BradyLong earned her bachelor’s in chemistry. Although from very different backgrounds, both share the love of science. So much, in fact, they have both decided to become science teachers.
Thanks to initiatives launched by Chancellor Reed, more of California’s brightest scientists like Cal Poly San Luis Obispo teacher credential students Avila and BradyLong are pursuing careers in teaching. More.
Helping Double CSU's Endowment
Under Chancellor Reed’s leadership, the California State University’s endowment increased 200 percent from $339 million to $1.02 billion. Endowment dollars per full-time equivalent student more than doubled from $1,263 to $2,845.
Chancellor Reed oversaw almost $3.6 billion in gift receipts to the CSU—an average of $240 million per year. Of this, nearly $200 million was raised for student scholarships, over $691 million for academic enrichment, and $113 million for research. More.