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Vice President for Business and Finance leaves Chico State after one year

Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers departs from Chico State just after one year of service. Photo credit: Jason Halley

Mathew Miranda

May 14, 2018

Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers no longer works for the university according to an email written by Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson Wednesday. The following day, Stivers’ campus directory contact information was removed from Chico State's website. Hutchinson briefly mentione...

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

President Hutchinson speaks to students about how difficult it was for her to come to the conclusion to raise all three student fees. Hutchinson spoke to several students who protested the increases outside Kendall Hall Monday. She also said that the need for the fee increases stems from a lack of state funding.

Grayson Boyer

May 8, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced on Thursday that she would be implementing the proposed student fee increases, despite students voting against all three increases. The announcement came Thursday at noon through an email sent to all students. President Hutchinson decided on staggering the...

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Student protesters gather near Kendall Hall Monday to voice strong opinions against the student fee increases. Nearly 50 students attended and some gave speeches before leading rally chants. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine and Natalie Hanson

May 8, 2018

Nearly 50 students gathered outside Kendall Hall Monday to protest the recently approved student fee increases. Student participants began the protest with speeches and a rally at about 11 a.m. Brigitte Dahrouj, who helped organize the event, was one of many expressing her frustration with the in...

President Hutchinson increases student fees

Gayle Hutchinson speaks on why the increased student fees are needed at the open forum on March 6. At each forum, Hutchinson stated that this increase was not due to any mismanagement of funds by past or current administrators.

Alex Grant

May 3, 2018

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson decided to approve all three proposed student fee increases Thursday, but compromised when each fee would go into effect. While Hutchinson approved each fee, the Health Services Fee adjustment will be the only increase implemented next semester. The Student Learning...

Student activists host town hall to discuss gun violence

Local political candidates and  Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson sit on the panel at the March For Our Lives Chico town hall.

Lizzie Helmer

April 10, 2018

March For Our Lives Chico put on a town hall Saturday at the El Rey theater that featured multiple congressional candidates and community leaders. Lizzie Helmer can be reached at [email protected] or @lizziehelmer on Twitter....

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

President Hutchinson extends advisory vote on fee increases to students

Natalie Hanson

March 5, 2018

Gayle Hutchinson announced a student vote could affect proposed fee increases in an email to the campus Monday. The president announced she will extend the option of a referendum, an advising vote on the proposed measure to increase fees, to the student body. This means that students may now vote...

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Chico State acknowledges contributions by the Mechoopda Maudi people. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Jacqueline Morales

May 16, 2017

President Gayle Hutchinson has recognized the contributions of the Mechoopda Maudi at Chico State."The Valley Oak Honors our Native American communities, especially the Mechoopda people, upon whose ancestral lands our University sits," said President Hutchinson in her investiture address March 3. Fri...

Chico State fights against party school label

Photo credit: Katia Berg

Kyra Stemplinger

May 2, 2017

The curse looming over Chico State is finally celebrating its 30th anniversary but is still making students suffer. Being labeled as a "party school" in 1987 by Playboy Magazine gave Chico State a reputation that people have been fighting to get away from. It might be exciting to attend a school with...

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

Gayle Hutchinson speaks with those protesting the potential tuition increase outside of her inauguration ceremony. Photo credit: Ben Hacker

George Johnston

March 5, 2017

Gayle Hutchinson made history when she was inaugurated as the first woman president of Chico State. Before the inauguration started, students gathered outside Kendall Hall to protest a proposed tuition increase. Hutchinson took a second to speak with the demonstrators and calm their fears. Denn...

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gives a speech during her inauguration. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Nicole Henson

March 4, 2017

The future of Chico State looks prosperous under Gayle Hutchinson's presidency as she addresses issues on campus such as the party culture, reinventing the health center and possibly building an open-late eatery on campus.Here is a review of the new President’s accomplishments and upcoming goals and...

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

President Gayle Hutchinson speaks with Betsy Boyd at a university budget committee meeting.

Molly Sullivan

December 15, 2016

President Gayle Hutchinson concluded her 100-day listening tour on Dec. 2, and is now incorporating the feedback into her plan for the next academic year. At the start of her presidency, Hutchinson promised to spend her first 100 days listening to students, staff and faculty to better understand issues...

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