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Issue #32
November 2012

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Three CSU Leaders Honored by HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) honored three CSU leaders during HACU’s 2012 annual conference on Oct. 22.  

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed was honored with a Lifelong Leadership Award for his commitment and leadership in developing Hispanic-serving institutions.

During his tenure as chancellor of the CSU, the number of CSU campuses that have received the Hispanic Serving Institution designation doubled from seven to 14.

Tomas Arciniega at HACU, 2012

Tomás A. Arciniega, who served as president of CSU Bakersfield from 1983 to 2004, was inducted into HACU’s Hall of Champions. As the longest-serving member of the HACU Governing Board, Arciniega helped build HACU’s membership to more than 400 colleges and universities, serving the largest concentrations of Hispanic higher education students in 26 states and Puerto Rico.

Arciniega helped win millions of dollars in support from the federal government and the private sector for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).



Garrett Ashely at HACU, 2012
CSU Vice Chancellor Garrett Ashley speaks during HACU's 2012 Annual Conference.


Silas Abrego at HACU, 2012

Silas H. Abrego, CSU Fullerton emeritus vice president for student affairs, was honored with a Pioneer Award for his 20-year support of HACU and his long-time commitment to access and equal opportunities for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students.


Voters' Approval of Proposition 30 Results in Student Tuition Rollback

As a result of voters' approval of Proposition 30 in the November election, The California State University system will roll back a $249 per semester tuition fee increase for students which was already in place, and will avoid a $250 million mid-year budget cut.

Annual tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students will now revert back to $5,472 – the same rate as in the 2011-2012 academic year. Students will either be credited, refunded or receive a reconfigured financial aid package to account for the revised tuition fee rates.

Campus enrollments will also remain constant for fall 2013. The system had put a hold on applications from new students, pending the outcome of Proposition 30, which has a direct impact on funded enrollment targets. Campuses will immediately begin to review applications for new student admissions for the fall.

CSU's 2013-14 Budget Request Seeks Reinvestment

Seeking to receive reinvestment from the state to recover from declining state support of more than $900 million, the CSU presented to the Board of Trustees a 2013-14 budget request with an increase of $441.8 million over last year's budget.

The trustees approved the request which will now be sent to the governor. More information


HACU's National Internships Available 

HACU Internships

Paid internships for Hispanic students in all majors are available through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

The 10-15 week internships can be either with the federal government or in the corporate sector.

Interns will gain career experience in cities such as Washington, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Louis, or New York.

Internships in 2013 will be available in the spring, summer or fall. For application deadlines and eligibility, visit www.hacu.net/hnip


American Indian College Motivation Day at Sacramento State, Nov. 19

Sacramento State University will host the American Indian Motivation Day on Monday, Nov. 19.

The event, highlighting careers in the health field, is jointly produced by UC Davis School of Medicine, CSU Sacramento, United Auburn Indian Community and California Consortium for Urban Indian Health.

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CSU Trains Students To Serve as Ambassadors for the Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative

AAPI Ambassadors from Southern California
Students from CSU campuses in Southern California who took a two-day training workshop to support the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative.

AAPI Ambassadors from Northern California

Students from Northern California campuses pose with San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong (center) during their training as liaisons to the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative.

Program Facilitates Greater Involvement of CSU and Community

The CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative trained a group of approximately 50 students to serve as CSU liaisons to AAPI families and community organizations across the state.

Students received cultural identity training that helped them explore and communicate their personal backgrounds and cultural experiences as members of immigrant families. 

The program is designed to provide communities with access to individuals who are both members of the community and of the university and will facilitate greater involvement and collaboration between campuses and communities.

Students were nominated and selected by each participating campus – Long Beach, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and East Bay.

One of the assignments for the ambassadors will be to work on regional Journey to Success multi campus events planned for 2013.


Upcoming College Events and Fairs

December 7
AAPI Community Forum
To be held simultaneously at the CSU Chancellor's Office in Long Beach and CSU East Bay in Hayward.

February 17
Super Sunday, Northern California

February 24
Super Sunday, Southern California



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