Points of Pride: July 2024

CSULB Academic Affairs

CSULB "No Barriers" Campaign Concludes with Over $311 Million Raised 

CSULB President Jane Close Conoley announced that the university was concluding its No Barriers fundraising campaign, raising over $311 million — exceeding the $275 million goal. 

CSULB College of Business Welcomes Mark Suazo as New Dean 

Suazo arrives with a wealth of experience in higher education leadership and public service, plus a vision to establish CSULB as the region’s premier destination for business education. 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Data Science Degree Receives Approval

CSULB will be one of the first universities nationwide to offer a new Bachelor's in Applied Data Science. Applications will begin in the fall for two tracks, healthcare analytics and linguistics. By combining theoretical data science with real-world applications, this new program is at the cutting-edge of engineering academia. The program was approved by the Chancellor's office on June 13, 2024. 

College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation

CSULB College of Business is receiving an accreditation extension for the next 6 years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Achieving AACSB accreditation is a mission-driven, rigorous process involving in-depth assessments, mentorship, and peer-reviewed evaluations focused on continuous improvement. We’re proud to continue to join the ranks of the 1,026 AACSB-accredited institutions worldwide.