President’s Message

Response to Claims of Censorship

Dear Campus Community, My decision leading to the cancellation of the NWC performance at the Carpenter Center this year came after much deliberation and feedback from faculty, students, and community members. Last year I welcomed the same performance to the Carpenter Center. My thoughts then were that it would generate thought-provoking conversations about race relations. […]

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Sustainable Transportation

Dear Campus Community, Promoting sustainability is a top priority at The Beach. In addition to all the efforts we make to save water, recycle, and renovate to green standards, our campus was a proud charter signatory to the Climate Commitment, in which we pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030. This is an ambitious goal, […]

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Our Shared Struggle

“If there is no struggle there is no progress.” Frederick Douglass Dear Beach Community, The loss of life caused by racial hatred is heartbreaking—this past week, of course, but also in the months and decades prior. Our shared humanity is overlooked each time some among us devalue the sanctity of life. Each time a person’s […]

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President’s Commission for Inclusive Excellence

Dear Campus Community, As our campus creates a national model of inclusivity, equity and diversity, I have decided to appoint a President’s Commission for Inclusive Excellence. This will become a standing commission at The Beach. Thanks to all those who served on the Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee for gathering campus data, outlining initial strategies and […]

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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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