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Video Message from the President

July 17, 2009

To Members of the Campus Community,

The link below contains a videotaped message that I recorded to share information about the current budget situation facing the CSU and Cal State Northridge. I want to acknowledge the worry and anxiety felt by individual members of the campus community, and reach out to provide as much information as possible.

Though I usually prefer to speak in person and have made an effort these past few weeks to visit department offices, the reason I chose to record this message is because of the difficulty of holding face-to-face meetings with all members of the campus community.

I do hope you will take a few minutes to listen to the message. In it I describe the basic facts of the situation in terms of budget reductions for the CSU and Cal State Northridge, what we do know about system-level decisions that affect us, and what we don't yet know. Finally, I offer a few thoughts about the human toll as we move forward in this difficult time.

Additionally, I will be available for information meetings in the Presentation Room of the Oviatt Library on the following days and times. You are invited to attend at a time most convenience for you.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 24, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, July 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Jolene Koester

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