Beach 2030: Leadership and Projects

Published May 24, 2022

Welcome AVP for Future Planning 

Robyn Ames-Woodyard, AVP Futures Planning

The Beach is proud to welcome Robyn Ames-Woodyard as the Assistant Vice President for Future Planning.  

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Robyn will provide leadership for implementing the Strategic Plan Actions of Beach 2030 and help embed future thinking in university planning.

Robyn has over 21 years of management experience and has served CSULB in various roles since 1998, most recently as the Director of Parking and Operations in the Division of Administration and Finance. Over the past two years, Robyn served as the Field Operations Manager for the CSULB COVID vaccine clinic. Throughout her career at The Beach, she has been a dedicated member of many campus-wide committees to improve policies and processes, including the Beach 2030 strategic plan.  

Her experience as a project manager and her intimate familiarity with the campus are tremendous assets for Beach 2030 and our university. Robyn will have her hands full as myriad Beach 2030 projects in every college and division begin to hit their stride.


University Action Plans – Leadership and Initial Projects 

After the Strategic Plan’s official launch in Fall 2020, leaders from across campus took ownership of myriad projects that are now reshaping our university.  

Initial projects focus on the action areas that were most discussed over the course of the three-year Beach 2030 planning process. Popular ideas like telecommuting for staff and investments in student health and wellness were more prescient than most may have imagined, with the COVID-19 pandemic necessitating the rapid implementation of long-term goals and evolution of campus policies.  

As milestones are crossed, new goals are added. As audits and assessments are completed, the details of Action Plan goals will be updated and recalibrated. While most Action Plan goals currently have projects in progress, others will launch in the coming months and years.  

As we approach the end of the first quarter of the decade, we are excited to share progress regularly on the Beach 2030 news website and look forward to upcoming milestones.

Note: the projects in progress below correspond to the recommended actions found in the Action Zone dropdowns.


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