California State University
Employee Update - State of the CSU, Donations, New President
Jan. 31, 2014
The California State University Chancellor's Office has posted the April CSU Employee Update on CSYou, the systemwide employee intranet. Among the items:
State of the CSU Renews Focus on Student Achievement
Calling the state of the California State University "strong, proud and aspirational," Chancellor Timothy P. White pledged a renewed focus on student achievement and degree completion in his inaugural State of the CSU address delivered before the Board of Trustees this week. He outlined seven areas critical to student success that will be supported by an investment of $50 million and praised the "remarkable work being done on the 23 campuses." The video of the speech can be seen here.
CSU Reaches Record High in Donations
Donor support reached historic highs for the CSU system and campuses, with a record $282.9 million in charitable gift receipts in 2012-13 and an unprecedented $1.2 billion endowment market value, according to the annual philanthropic report given at this week's Board of Trustees' meeting.
First Woman President to Lead CSU Long Beach; Ortiz to Retire from Pomona
Jane Close Conoley will become the first woman president of CSU Long Beach, replacing Donald J. Para, who has been serving as interim president since June 2013. More information available here.
Cal Poly Pomona President Michael Ortiz announced this week his decision to retire in December.
Trustees Hear Updates on Student Success Programs
Student success, access and completion were the focus of this week's Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees heard updates on CSU initiatives, including the Graduation Initiative, reducing bottlenecks and admission promise programs, as well as Gov. Brown's proposed 2014-15 budget plan. Information on Cal State Fullerton efforts is available here.