S pring is a time for renewal at CSULB as we look to the future. We selected 26 new President’s Scholars to join us this fall—a daunting task, as we received the highest number of applications ever at 692.
In fact, CSULB received 75,132 undergraduate applications overall for fall, one of the largest numbers in the nation. Attesting to our popularity and stature, the university continues to receive accolades for its quality from U.S.News and World Report, the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, among other publications.
I’m also delighted to announce that the Honorable John C. Woolley and his wife, Ellie, are providing a generous endowment toward the President’s Scholars Program. He is an alumnus and retired Orange County Superior Court judge, and the Woolleys are long-time President’s Associates members.
It’s gifts like these that enable our President’s Scholars to make us proud of their achievements. For example, Scholar Joselyn Del Cid recently was honored at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in St. Louis, sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, for her research presentation on an enzyme that may have promise in Alzheimer’s disease therapies. She also attended last year’s Stanford University Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program, an eight-week residential research activity.
While it’s clear that California continues to face significant fiscal difficulties, our commitment to offering our students the highest quality education remains firm. It’s people like John, Ellie and Joselyn who continue to make CSULB such a remarkable institution. As always, I’m deeply grateful to our wonderful supporters and Scholars.
Sincerely,F. King Alexander, President