President’s Message

A Bully-Free Beach

Recently, I shared my thoughts on freedom of expression, and received an outpouring of generally positive feedback. I learned that colleagues appreciate conversation starters about topics important to The Beach community. As I said in that message, open communication has its challenges, but to me, it is vital for effective leadership. When writing that piece, […]

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Spring Break Lessons

The Beach is back in session after spring break and I welcome the renewed energy and activity as we head into the final weeks before commencement. I spent part of my break with Beach students, faculty, and staff in New Orleans. Under the direction of Tim Caron and Brett Waterfield and with able assistance from […]

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Sometimes We Will Disagree

Freedom of expression is crucial to a rigorous education. In this regard, The Beach excels. I welcome a robust debate on issues and find that varying viewpoints are both expressed and celebrated on campus. Our student newspapers regularly publish opinion pieces that reflect opposing opinions and our public spaces are alive with commentary. Debate and […]

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Beach Safety: Up to Each of Us

I love our campus for many reasons: amazing students, terrific faculty and staff, beautiful grounds, our diversity and our vitality—the list goes on. Our safety record also impresses me. In the last several years Long Beach State has been ranked consistently among the top ten most secure campuses in the nation by Security Magazine. Our […]

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Every Day Is a Day of Service at The Beach

According to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” On Monday, Americans across the country—including Beach students, faculty and staff—celebrated Dr. King’s great service to our country by taking a “day on” rather than “a day off” to participate in community service projects. I’m […]

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