CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 11, No. 10, May 10, 2012

New Presidents at San Bernardino,
San Francisco, Stanislaus

Tomas Morales, Leslie Wong and Joseph Sheley

The CSU Board of Trustees has named Tomás D. Morales, president of the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, as president of CSU San Bernardino. Morales will assume the presidency later this summer, and succeeds retiring President Al Karnig, who has served as CSUSB president since 1997.

The board also named Leslie E. Wong, president of Northern Michigan University, as president of San Francisco State. Wong succeeds retiring President Robert Corrigan, who has served as SFSU president since 1988. He is expected to begin his new position as president on August 1.

In addition, Joseph F. Sheley, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at CSU Sacramento, has been named as interim president of CSU Stanislaus.

Higher Ed: A Capital Investment

UC President Mark Yudof, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, University of California President Mark Yudof and Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott went to Sacramento May 1 to urge the state to reinvest in higher education.

The leaders met with legislators including Speaker John Pérez, Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, and Senator Bob Huff to discuss the consequences of continuing budget cuts. The three segments had a unified voice throughout their joint Higher Education Advocacy Day: college education is critical for California’s economic recovery.

Student Studies Take Center Stage

Students at the CSU Student Research CompetitionA Harvard-bound San Diego State student investigates why certain body tissue is more susceptible to disease, a CSU Bakersfield student aims to eradicate the cause of the Valley Fever, and a CSU Northridge student joins the battle against childhood obesity.

These are just a few of the more than 200 students that presented their remarkable research at the 2012 California State University Student Research Competition. More.

HSIs Get New Designation

In response to the dramatic growth in the number of Hispanic college students and the need for Cal Poly Pomona studentsan educated agriculture workforce, the US Department of Agriculture created a new designation for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) with ag programs reflective of their diverse student bodies.

CSU HSI campuses at Pomona, Bakersfield, Fullerton, Monterey Bay and San Bernardino recently received the new certification as Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities. The five are among 71 U.S. institutions certified this year. More.


SF State Celebrates Graduating Veterans

This year, San Francisco State held a special reception just for graduating veterans. CSU Troops to College Initiative Chair Bucky Peterson and President Robert A. Corrigan addressed the new grads and presented them with a medallion to honor their service and success. More.

SF State graduating vets

CSUB Partnership
Helps At-Risk Students

CSU Bakersfield teacher candidates are increasing local students’ academic achievement and aspirations in a grant-funded after school program. More.

Fresno State Gets $1 Million to Preserve Vanishing Language

A $1 million gift from the Chukchansi Indian tribe will provide the Fresno State Department of Linguistics with the funding to document, preserve and revitalize their language. Only a handful of fluent Chukchansi speakers remain, and the gift will support their efforts to keep the language alive. More.

CSUN Hosts Congressional Debate

The four leading candidates for the 30th Congressional District seat took the issues to CSU Northridge in a debate that was organized by the CSUN student government as part of a series aimed to inform the community and students about issues that affect the region, and encourage them to take part in the political process. More.

SJSU Gets $900,000 for Wildfire Research

The funding will allow San José State Professor Craig Clements and his team of student researchers to track wildfire-atmosphere dynamics and integrate their observations into education and community outreach. More.

CSUCI Enlightens
Local Businesses

CSU Channel Islands will host a symposium that will examine how businesses can help solve environmental and community problems and educate the business community about the importance of social and environmental sustainability. More.


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