President Shirvani Outlines His Vision for the Future of California State University, Stanislaus
In a campus-wide memo titled "Observations and Outlook" and at the Fall General Faculty
meeting, California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani said today that
the University is preparing to build on its strengths to address what he called serious
challenges faced by higher education.
"We have really committed faculty, staff and students who demonstrate a sense of pride in California State University, Stanislaus," President Shirvani said. "You can feel it on the campus. We have a real solid foundation and can move to the next level. We have the makings to be one of the great universities in this country."
Pledging to make students the top priority at California State University, Stanislaus, President Shirvani said the University will have more resources to work with as its enrollment grows. He identified increasing enrollment, raising funds for full scholarships to attract more academically talented students, building stronger relationships with communities, community colleges and high schools in the region, a reduction in University bureaucracy and more financial responsibility with funding resources as high on the University's priority list.
"I'm asking faculty to work with me to get a few more students into their classes," President Shirvani said to faculty. "With enrollment growth and the advancement of the University will come many benefits to the community."
President Shirvani cited critical challenges which will demand that California State University, Stanislaus fundamentally rethink how it operates.
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