President’s Message

The Power of Gratitude

After about 125 days at The Beach and with Thanksgiving upon us, I am reflecting on the power of gratitude. Research suggests that our personal well-being is positively affected by keeping our attention on what’s going right in our lives; the contributions of others to our success; and the random acts of kindness or just […]

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How Big a Beach?

After reading Provost David Dowell’s thoughts on growth in his Wednesday Messages in October and November, I wanted to share my current analysis of this important issue. How big should The Beach be? Estimates suggest we have our second highest fall enrollment—more than 37,000 students (not all full time). As part of the CSU, we […]

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Save The Beach; Save the World

Climate change is real, and its impacts will unfold in ways that will have devastating consequences for people, wildlife, the environment, and the economy.  As a university located on California’s coast, CSULB must be particularly concerned about the role of climate change on rising sea levels, acidification of the ocean, and increasingly volatile weather events. […]

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100 Days OFF The Beach

My last message shared some of my campus activities and the insights that followed.  I probably spend equal amounts of time on and off The Beach as I work to further our organizational goals. Our 293,000 alumni are our best story of excellence.  I’ve enjoyed meeting Alumni Association board members and had special fun meeting […]

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First Hundred Days ON the Beach

I’ve been busy.  Meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, elected officials, agency heads, industry partners, and friends of the university have been fun and enlightening.  Perhaps I can provide some details on just a few of these meetings and on the insights I’ve gained.  I’ll go in alphabetical order. Our arts students have amazed me […]

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