President’s Message

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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Learning at The Beach Part 2

Last week I was honored to spend a day in Washington D.C. at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. President Obama and the First Lady spoke eloquently about the importance of higher education to our success as a nation, and wide-ranging discussions offered food for thought. Engaging with college and university presidents from […]

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Privilege at The Beach

I’d like to do some thinking and talking about how to ensure The Beach is a zone of kindness and respect. A place of “automatic privilege plus meritorious privilege,” where we automatically accord one another expectations for the best and allow each person to earn additional privilege by purposeful work, persistence, and accomplishment. A place […]

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The Power of Gratitude

After about 125 days at The Beach and with Thanksgiving upon us, I am reflecting on the power of gratitude. Research suggests that our personal well-being is positively affected by keeping our attention on what’s going right in our lives; the contributions of others to our success; and the random acts of kindness or just […]

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