It’s August, another academic year is about to unfold, and I want to start off by thanking each and every one of you for your dedication and service to CSUN. In all our individual roles, we all play a critical part in ensuring our students aspire to and achieve a brighter and more equitable future.
As individuals and as an institution, we have certainly gone through several unsettled years.This year, the pandemic and demographic trends mean that we face declining enrollment, which of course carries budget implications. CSUN is well positioned to face this challenge.
This is a very exciting time at CSUN on a number of fronts. This issue of the Provost’s Newsletter highlights several reasons to begin the 22-23 academic year with optimism and energy. Transfer students have always been an integral part of our student population, and below is a news item talking about a program for their specific needs. In addition, faculty research and creative activities have been on the rise, and below you will read about a record-breaking year in terms of external funding.
New and updated programs for students, as well as for faculty, have been launched, including our first graduate student orientation for international students and a new suite of year-long programming to support new faculty. Be sure to read on to learn about other, exciting initiatives.
I look forward to seeing you on campus and at President Beck’s Fall Welcome Address on Friday, August 26 at 9:30 at The Soraya. Have a wonderful start to your year.
Mary Beth Walker, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs