Provost's Message - June 2023

June 2023

Year-End Reflections

Hi friends, the 2022-23 academic year has successfully come to a close. We have over 15,000 new CSULB graduates, and summer is here. Together, we have generated many institutional wins, and as we review the last year, I hope each of us can say that we contributed a part to the collective success of The Beach.

At our Staff Recognition Event, we will honor the milestones and "workiversaries" of our dear colleagues who have been with the campus for 5, 10, and even 45 years! I greatly look forward to honoring those who make this campus a special one. It takes the efforts of ALL of us to achieve what we do year in and year out, so I thank each of you for playing such a pivotal role.

This month, I am looking forward to observing Juneteenth together as a campus, throughout the CSU system, and nationwide. I encourage all of us to not only reflect on this commemoration of the end of slavery, but to also recognize the continued struggle for civil rights and equality in our nation.

This month also brings with it some well-deserved rest. As the campus quiets and slows down, I hope each of us can find the time to prioritize projects, planning for what is to come, and ourselves as we find time to relax and recharge. Please take advantage of this time, and remember that you are an essential part of Team Beach. We are wishing you well this summer.


In community,
Karyn Scissum Gunn

4 New Powerhouses Propel the Beach - The Division of Academic Affairs is excited to welcome 3 new deans and 1 new associate vice president of faculty affairs. Our incoming leaders are eager move us forward and contribute to student success both on campus and beyond.

2022-23 Graduate Awards Recipients Announced- Congratulations to our 2022-23 Graduate Award winners for their hard work, dedication, and achievements! This year, we had the honor of recognizing 95 recipients.

Other Important Dates:

This month, CSULB has many exciting Points of Pride to report and share with our community. Learn more about our #BeachPride 

View the latest accolades and see how our Academic Affairs faculty members are contributing as experts in the news.

Stay up to date on your colleagues that have acquired the latest CSULB grants and gifts on our website.

President's Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement Winners Announced - Congratulations to our 20 recipients for their impeccable work, service, and dedication at The Beach. For a comprehensive list of winners, visit the Office of the President's website.

MSIS Students Place First at Dynamic Data Hackathon - Three Master of Science in Information Systems students recently won first place at the annual Data Hackathon event. Read more about their victory on CPACE's website.

Reminder! Canvas is Coming to The Beach - On June 15, CSULB will officially adopt Canvas as our learning management system. Prepare for Fall 2023 with ATS' Canvas Workshop Summer Series and request a group training today!

Grow Professionally with CUMU - Explore free workshops, a recording inventory, and virtual series with your institutional membership! | Details

Faculty Opportunity With the Faculty Center - The Faculty Center is looking for faculty to participate in a learning community surrounding student-centered and evidence-based teaching practices. Apply by July 30!

Great Night of Great White Sharks - Join the CSULB Shark Lab and learn about great white sharks along Santa Barbara's coast! Event includes a Q&A with scientists and presentations by filmmakers. | Tickets

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