To the Campus Community:
may recall this past spring, the California State University Board
of Trustees conducted a six-year evaluation of my performance as
president, in keeping with the Board’s policy to review campus
presidents every three years.
that the Board of Trustees has completed its review, CSU Chancellor
Charles B. Reed has prepared a letter summarizing the Board’s
findings, which he has asked me to make available to the campus
community. The letter may be found at http://www.csun.edu/~presofc/presletters/6yearsummary.html.
entire university community should take great pride in the review’s
positive findings, because they are an endorsement of Cal State
Northridge’s continuing strength and accomplishments. The
review noted our focus on increasing student retention and graduation
rates; our improved relations with the community; our efforts to
enhance the physical environment of the campus; our efforts to develop
campus housing for faculty and staff; and our success in increasing
the level of donor giving.
will note that many of these findings are consistent with the university
goals and initiatives that have helped guide our efforts during
the past six years. The goals for the coming years listed in the
Chancellor’s letter, which were developed in consultation
with the Chancellor and the Trustees, similarly serve to endorse
our continued efforts in these areas.
this summary with you gives me an opportunity to express my appreciation
for your hard work and commitment. You should be proud to know that
the high quality of your work is recognized and appreciated by the
Board of Trustees as a model for the CSU and, indeed, for all large
urban universities. While the review focused on my performance,
no level of accomplishment on my part would be possible without
your contributions, support, creativity and talents, and those of
our friends and supporters in the community.
copy of the Chancellor’s letter may be downloaded from the
web page noted above or requested from the President’s Office.
The Chancellor’s prior February 2006 letter to the campus
community about the review, the description of the process, and
the invitation for comments may be found at http://www.csun.edu/~presofc/presletters/6yearreview-openltr.html.
keeping with the goal to apprise the campus community of our progress
on university priorities, please note that the annual university
convocation will be held Thursday, August 31, on the Oviatt Library
Lawn. As has become our tradition, the morning will begin with the
welcome back coffee at 8:30 a.m., followed by the convocation at
9 a.m. The address also will be broadcast at 6 p.m. that evening
on campus radio station KCSN (88.5 FM). I look forward to seeing
you at the convocation as we begin a new academic year.
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