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

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

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...

One of several initiatives to diversify Chico State includes increasing Hispanic enrollment. The university can now apply for specific grants as an HSI. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Chico State recognized as a Hispanic serving institute

Katia Berg // September 16, 2016

On Monday, Sept. 20, The California State University system introduced Chico State as a Hispanic Serving Institute and the university can now qualify for a number of programs and grants. The federal...

Tim White, chancellor of the CSU system, visited Chico State on May 4. Photo credit: Aurora Evans

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Eric Mcguire // May 9, 2016

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum...

Chico State President Paul Zingg giving a few words at his retirement party Photo credit: George Johnston

Zingg says goodbye to Chico State at retirement party

Michelle Zhu // May 7, 2016

Rain postponed the event, but it did not stop the campus community from giving Chico State President Paul Zingg a proper, and enthusiastic, farewell for his 13 years of support and leadership. Faculty,...

Chico State President Paul Zingg talks during an interview. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Q&A: President Zingg’s love of sports

Kenta Mcafee // April 22, 2016

The Orion: How do you feel about our sports teams this year? Zingg: I really enjoyed the men's basketball team's chemistry this year. They didn't win it all but everyone on that team contributed, and...

Gayle Hutchinson met and greeted Chico State faculty and students on March 30. Photo credit: George Johnston

New president gains support from community

Michelle Zhu // April 4, 2016

After the search committee appointed Gayle Hutchinson to succeed President Paul Zingg, the community expressed optimism for Chico State's first female president, who happens to be a familiar face. President-select...

Former chair of Kinesiology, Dr. Gayle Hutchinson, will be returning to Chico State as president. (Photo courtesy of Chico State)

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

March 9, 2016

Chico State has a new president. Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was announced as president of Chico State earlier this morning at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. President-select Hutchinson...

Philosophy professor and three-year CFA member Susanna Boxall is involved with the strike. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire // March 7, 2016

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings...

The new president of Chico State will be revealed next week. (Illustration by Orion Staff).

New president goes public next week

Gabriel Sandoval // March 4, 2016

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated Laurie Weidner is the CSU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. Weidner is the CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. The title has been...

In an email sent to factually and staff, Paul zingg has said a new Chico State president could be selected in the next two weeks Photo credit: Malik Payton

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston // February 27, 2016

A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular,...

In an email sent to students, Paul Zingg stated the Chico State will remain open if the CFA strike happens Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Classes still happening if California Faculty Association strike occurs

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 26, 2016

All California State University campuses will remain open if the CFA strike happens in April. The potential strike will not affect students' abilities to finish classes or graduate on time. In an...

Part of the school's plan is to have the number of black undergraduates reflect California's demographics. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Multi-year diversity plan works, for the most part

Gabriel Sandoval // February 15, 2016

Chico State's Diversity Action Plan is working, but is also a work-in-progress. Benchmarking the successes and chalking up the failures, administrators said the plan has given them a better sense of...

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