President’s Message

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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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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