CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 12, No. 3, February 7, 2013

Serving Campus & Community

Student volunteersHigh school teachers and college professors helped CSU Long Beach student Jerry Rivero discover his voice. Now he’s using it to empower Latino communities throughout Los Angeles County.

The first generation college student is one of 20 student fellows selected by the California Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to strengthening higher education’s public service role in California. More.

Students Provide Tax Expertise

CSU Fullerton student Anthony Kress works with client Madoka Kitahara on preparing a tax return during a previous year’s VITA effort. Photo by Kelly Lacefield

Every year, thousands of California taxpayers get a helping hand from CSU students at more than a dozen Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, where students prepare tax returns free of charge. More.

Taking "Steps to College"

Representatives from Chico, Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sonoma, and Stanislaus participated in “Steps to College” at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Feb. 2. Nearly 3,000 high school students attended the annual event, aimed at explaining the array of resources available for Latino students to finance their higher education. More.

Inauguration Celebration

Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García is congratulted by CSU Chancellor Timothy White, left, as John A. Bock, professor of anthropology and CSUF's most recent Outstanding Professor Award recipient looks on during the Feb. 1 inauguration.

CSU leaders joined CSU Fullerton faculty members, administrators, alumni, and students to celebrate the inauguration of the campus’ sixth president, Mildred García on Feb. 1. More.

The Power of Preparation

CSU leaders preach straight from the pulpit on college prep this month as “Super Sunday” brings them to African American churches throughout the state. Check out the CSU's Super Sunday site for more information.



SJSU Journalism Gets $8.7 Million Gift

San Jose State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications has received an $8.7 million bequest from the estate of the late Jack and Emma Anderson, who owned the press where the Spartan Daily student newspaper was published for 20 years beginning in the mid-1950s. More.

Industry Partnerships Open Doors for Fresno State Vineyards

A new, unprecedented agreement between Fresno State Vineyards and industry partners paves the way for increased investment in the university’s viticulture and enology programs. More.

CSUMB Director Honored for Service Learning Efforts

Dr. Seth Pollack, director of CSU Monterey Bay's Service Learning Institute, was awarded the 2013 Richard E. Cone Award by the California Campus Compact in recognition of his work to promote community-campus partnerships. More.

SDSU Library Receives $2.25 Million Sci Fi Collection

Edward E. Marsh spent 30 years and millions of dollars assembling one of the largest and most significant collections of science fiction on the planet. Now, he is gifting much of it to San Diego State’s Love Library. More.

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Cal State L.A. president James M. Rosser reflects on the CSU's African American Initiative and expanding the number of students prepared for college.

Cal State L.A. president James M. Rosser


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