Accelerator Grants

​To guide and direct the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for both self and external funded micro grants to promote innovative approaches to addressing state workforce needs.

​Michael E. Spagna, Chair
CSU Dominguez Hills
Jaime Hannans
Channel Islands ​
J. Kim Mcnutt
CSU Dominguez Hills
Balvinder Kumar
Cal State East Bay​
​Godfrey Gibbison, Co-Chair
CSU San Marcos
​​Kris Bezdecny
Cal State LA
​Jimmy S. Ghandi
​​Namrata Shukla
San Jose State
​​​​ ​​Brent Foster
CSU Office of the Chancellor
*Mandara Savage
CSU Office of the Chancellor
*​Amanda Olivas
CSU Office of the Chancellor
*Sorann Sing
CSU Office of the Chancellor

*Community advisor/support


Supporting Student Success Through Equity

Equity is promoted by lifelong learning, enabling upward economic mobility as students expand their learning mo​ving through the workforce. Equity is maximized by intentional re-enrollment efforts supporting GI2025 and other initiatives.


Supporting Student Success Through Access

Access is maximized through multiple and innovative teaching and learning modalities. CSU campuses provide access to regional partners and employers to support and guide the adult learner and workforce development.


Supporting Student Success Through Achievement

Achievement is celebrated by meeting our students where they are. Graduates from our campuses live and thrive in proximity to CSU campuses. Life-long learning through a continuum of training, academic programs and certifications is vital.​