CSU Leader
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Vol. 12, No. 23, December 5, 2013

CSU Reflects on 2013

Commencement 2013

In 2013, the CSU experienced a multitude of changes and achieved countless accomplishments that allowed the system to further develop its four cornerstones of higher education: quality, access, affordability and completion. More.

Answering the Call to Service

Fresno State students provided 17,900 hours of service through the Jumpstart and Fresno READS programsStudent success at the CSU stems from participating in activities that allow scholars to flex what they have learned in the classroom into real-world experiences. Whether it is through service learning, community-based research, alternative break programs or student-led service clubs, community service allows students to enhance their skills and talents, as well as develop long-lasting relationships with professionals from various industries. More.

From Surf Tourism to Wine Management, the CSU Teaches the Business of Hospitality

Granting nearly 95 percent of hospitality management degrees in California, the CSU is a vital contributor to the state’s hospitality industry. The CSU has approximately 4,000 undergraduates majoring in hospitality-related fields, including everything from travel and lodging to casino management and corporate event planning. More.

Twenty-Three Campuses in 10 Months

Chancellor White launched his 23 CSU campus tour with a visit to CSU Bakersfield in February, and recently completed his campus travels with his trip to Cal State L.A. in late November. He bonded with students, faculty and staff, and had the opportunity to see the inspiring and innovative work each campus has produced. Click here to learn more about the Chancellor’s adventures.

Chancellor White at CSU campuses



Cal State L.A. students joined the Union Rescue Mission to help prepare turkeys to serve 4,000 people on Skid Row. More.

Cal State L.A.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo athletes banded together to buy presents for children in need. More.

Sacramento State students are helping children with disabilities learn to walk on their own through the university’s STEPS program. More.

Sac State

CSU Channel Island’s
Center for Community Engagement is participating in the Haycox Secret Santa Program where they are helping sponsor children for the holiday season. More.

Every week, CSU San Marcos nursing students run a nursing clinic to provide free services to treat the homeless, working poor and underserved. More.

CSU Monterey Bay

Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus is holding 21 Days of Grateful Giving where they are holding a food drive, clothing drive and toy drive. More.

CSU East Bay

Fresno State’s “Helping Hams” campaign will be distributing hams to families in need and local charities. More.

Fresno State

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