President’s Message

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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DECLARE for The Beach

Last week, CSULB launched the public and final phase of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. About $200 million has already been donated to DECLARE: The Campaign for CSULB, and we are in a final push to raise an additional $25 million by December 31, 2015, to reach our total campaign goal of $225 million. I […]

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Our Multicultural Beach

Cal State Long Beach is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States. We are proud that, like California, our campus has no ethnic group as a majority. We are home to almost 1,700 international students from 96 countries, and our diversity is also apparent in the gender and gender identities, ages, veteran […]

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Learning at The Beach

Over the past two months, I’ve enjoyed many student, staff, coach, and faculty conversations that relate to learning, which is, I guess, the bottom line of why we all hang out together.  There is also a lively national debate about how much undergrads really LEARN while pursuing their degrees (see Academically Adrift by Arum and […]

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Some Community Thoughts: What is Elite?

In response to my invitation from a previous message on what makes a university elite, many of you shared your thoughts–thank you. Your feedback was great, and I have selected a few to share with the rest of our community. I edited the comments below and withheld names (for privacy and brevity) from current students, […]

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