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2013-2015 University Catalog 
    
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The California State University


 

The individual California State Colleges were brought together as a system by the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960. In 1972, the system became the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the system became the California State University (CSU). Today the campuses of the CSU include comprehensive and polytechnic universities and, since July 1995, the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus.

The oldest campus - San José State University - was founded in 1857 and became the first institution of public higher education in California. The newest - CSU Channel Islands - opened in fall 2002, with freshmen arriving in fall 2003.

Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the governor. The trustees appoint the chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the presidents, who are the chief executive officers of the respective campuses.

The trustees, the chancellor and the presidents develop systemwide policy, with implementation at the campus level taking place through broadly based consultative procedures. The Academic Senate of the CSU, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the chancellor.

Academic excellence has been achieved by the CSU through a distinguished faculty whose primary responsibility is superior teaching. While each campus in the system has its own unique geographic and curricular character, all campuses, as multipurpose institutions, offer undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and occupational goals as well as broad liberal education. All campuses require a basic program of “General Education Requirements” for graduation regardless of the type of bachelor’s degree or major field selected by the student.

The CSU offers high-quality, affordable bachelor’s and master’s-level degree programs. Many of these programs are offered so that students can complete all upper-division and graduate requirements by part-time, late afternoon and evening study. In addition, a variety of teaching and school service credential programs are available. A limited number of doctoral degrees are offered jointly with the University of California and with private institutions in California. In 2005, the CSU was authorized to independently offer educational doctorate (Ed.D.) programs. In 2012, a consortium of CSU campuses - Fullerton, Long Beach and Los Angeles - were approved to jointly offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Enrollment in fall 2011 totaled 427,000 students, who were taught by more than 21,000 faculty. The system awards about half of the bachelor’s degrees and a third of the master’s degrees granted in California. More than 2.7 million students have graduated from CSU campuses since 1961.

A recent economic report found that the CSU supports more than 150,000 jobs statewide, annually. The engine driving job creation is more than $17 billion in economic activity that directly results from CSU-related spending that generates $5.43 for every dollar the state invests. For more information, please see calstate.edu/impact.

Campuses - The California State University

Campus Locations 

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Dr. Horace Mitchell, President
661-654-2782
csub.edu

California State University, Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Dr. Richard Rush, President
805-437-8400
csuci.edu

California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722
Dr. Paul J. Zingg, President
530-898-4636
csuchico.edu

California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747-0005
Dr. Willie Hagan, Interim President
310-243-3301
csudh.edu

California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Dr. Leroy M. Morishita, President
510-885-3000
csueastbay.edu

California State University, Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Dr. John D. Welty, President
559-278-4240
csufresno.edu

California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Dr. Mildred García, President
657-278-2011
fullerton.edu

Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Dr. Rollin C. Richmond, President
707-826-4402
humboldt.edu

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Dr. F. King Alexander, President
562-985-4111
csulb.edu

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Dr. James M. Rosser, President
323-343-3000
calstatela.edu

California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Rear Admiral Thomas A. Cropper, President
707-654-1000
csum.edu

California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, Interim President
831-582-3330
csumb.edu

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, President
818-677-1200
csun.edu

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, President
909-869-7659
csupomona.edu

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, President
916-278-6011
csus.edu

California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
Dr. Tomás D. Morales, President
909-537-5000
csusb.edu

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
619-594-5200
sdsu.edu

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Dr. Leslie E. Wong, President
415-338-1111
sfsu.edu

San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President
408-924-1000
sjsu.edu

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, President
805-756-1111
calpoly.edu

California State University, San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Dr. Karen S. Haynes, President
760-750-4000
csusm.edu

Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President
707-664-2880
sonoma.edu

California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
Dr. Joseph F. Sheley, Interim President
209-667-3122
csustan.edu

Trustees and Officers of the California State University

Ex-Officio Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Governor of California
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento CA 95814

The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor of California
State Capitol, Sacramento CA 95814

The Honorable John Perez
Speaker of the Assembly
State Capitol, Sacramento CA 95814

The Honorable Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
1430 N. Street, Suite 5602, Sacramento CA 95814

Dr. Timothy P. White
Chancellor of the California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach 90802-4210

Officers of the Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
President

Bob Linscheid
Chair

Christine Helwick
Secretary

Benjamin Quillian
Treasurer

Appointed Trustees

Appointments are for a term of eight years, except student, alumni and faculty trustees whose terms are for two years. Terms expire in the year in parentheses. Names are listed alphabetically.

Roberta Achtenberg (2015)
Bernadette Cheyne (2013)
Rebecca Eisen (2020)
Debra S. Farar (2014)
Kenneth Fong (2013)
Margaret Fortune (2016)
Lupe García (2020)
Steven Glazer (2019)
William Hauck (2017)
Bob Linscheid (2012)
Peter Mehas (2015)
Henry Mendoza (2016)
Lou Monville (2014)
Hugo Morales (2020)
Larry Norton (2020)
Jillian Ruddell (2013)
Glen Toney (2013)
Cipriano Vargas (2014)

Correspondence with Trustees should be sent:

c/o Trustees Secretariat
The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210

Office of the Chancellor

The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210
562-951-4000

Dr. Timothy P. White
Chancellor - CSU System

Mr. Benjamin Quillian
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Ephraim Smith
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Mr. Garret P. Ashley
Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement

Ms. Gail Brooks
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Ms. Christine Helwick
General Counsel

Mr. Larry Mandel
University Auditor