President’s Message

Message About Faculty Strike

Dear Campus Community, As you no doubt already know, the California Faculty Association (Unit 3) has called for a five-day strike, April 13-15 and April 18-19 if current salary negotiations with the CSU are not resolved. While I am of course saddened by this action, I fully support our valued faculty members’ right to strike. […]

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Campus Safety

Dear Campus Community, I am saddened to report that late last week a classroom incident created significant anxiety among those who witnessed it and additional anxiety among those who heard of it. Two separate investigations of the incident are ongoing. One is from our own Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. Another independent investigation […]

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Being Great Neighbors

We’re big. We’re often excited and a bit noisy. We drive cars, bikes, and skateboards and we’re always in a hurry. We’re creative and expressive and enthusiastic. I love this place! Our beautiful campus is located in a residential neighborhood. Hundreds of families live all around us. For them, our constant roil of energy can […]

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Inclusive Excellence

Last semester I wrote to you about how grateful I am for our diversity and why it is so important to build strategies for engagement with differences. Diversity adds excellence to our community and is fundamental to our continuing success. Inclusive excellence is our goal. Our current population of students has no ethnic or cultural […]

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Walk, Worry, Hope and Act

As a new year begins, I’m thinking about the state of the world, the state of the nation, the state of The Beach and what I can do to be a better president (suggestions always welcome). These thoughts intersect as I consider what the big issues are that may affect us on campus. I’d like […]

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