2008-09 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

Three-Year History of External Support

Three-Year History of External Support
Three-Year History of External Support
2006/07 $1.45 billion
2007/08 $1.63 billion
2008/09 $1.90 billion

In 2008/09, Grants and Contracts, Non-Capital includes
$268.5 million in federal government stimulus money
received from the 2009 Federal American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The last three years the California State University has averaged over $1.6 billion in external support annually to help achieve its mission. While the CSU depends on state funds to support core educational functions,
the university increasingly relies on the generosity of private donors and government partners. This support is not a substitute for state support but, rather, provides a margin of excellence that helps the CSU have enormous impact on California’s economic, social and cultural prosperity.

With over $1.9 billion for 2008-09, the CSU surpassed last year’s record amount with a 17 percent increase in external support attributable to the $268.5 million in federal government stimulus money received from the 2009 Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA funds did not enhance support to the institution but, rather, helped mitigate a funding gap created by severe state
budget cuts. When the ARRA support is adjusted out of the totals, CSU external support increased by merely $4.5 million, which is less than 1 percent over the prior year.

President Michael Ortiz, Carol Collins and James A. CollinsHospitality is an evolving, fast-paced global industry. At The Collins College of Hospitality Management, students are engaged in a learn-by-doing environment so they are prepared to be leaders in this dynamic field.

The Collins College of Hospitality Management is consistently ranked among
the nation’s premier hospitality management programs. Founded in 1973, the program is the first and largest four-year hospitality management degree program in California. A customized curriculum prepares students for careers in restaurant management, hotel/resort management, club management, culinary product development, tourism management, and special events/meeting planning.

In 2008-09, James A. Collins, chairman emeritus of Sizzler International, and his wife, Carol, pledged $5 million to construct a new academic building to expand the Collins College programs. Mr. and Mrs. Collins previously contributed $10 million to establish the college.