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Nearly half of Chico State Faculty is part-time with 40% not tenure track

Nearly half of Chico State Faculty is part-time with 40% not tenure track

Nicholas Feeley

March 16, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico State has 996 instructional faculty members. Almost half are part-time.Tenure status for a professor means they have a guaranteed job for as long as their contract is in effect. Tenure concentration, the percentage of faculty who have tenure at Chico State, is down over 14 percent from the CSU chancellor's goal. The goal i...

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

While the city of Chico decided against becoming a sanctuary city, the CSU system continues to offer services to undocumented students. Over a year has passed since students on campus proposed the opening of a center dedicated to undocumented students. Later this month, students, staff and faculty can v...

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

President Gayle E. Hutchinson’s progress report

Daniel Wright

March 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Hutchinson took office at Chico State in June of 2016. During her first fall semester, she outlined five transitional goals at her convocation speech: 1. Improving campus climate 2. Restoring shared governance 3. Fostering student achievements 4. Building diverse and inclusive communities 5. E...

Meet the University Cabinet

Meet the University Cabinet

Victoria Rohrer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The University Cabinet makes major decisions that influence the lives of students, staff and faculty everyday. Their jobs range from fundraising, managing the budget and supporting student services. Since President Zingg's retirement in 2016, the University Cabinet has almost been entirely replaced. P...

Top administrator reflects on career as professional soccer player

Top administrator reflects on career as professional soccer player

Victoria Rohrer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Former professional soccer player Ahmad Boura found his way to a top university position through his love for the game and higher education. Before coming to the United States 21 years ago, Ahmad Boura was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon where he developed his love for soccer and desire for learning. “(I)...

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

George Johnston

March 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

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...

First woman president inaugurated at Chico State

First woman president inaugurated at Chico State

Daniel Wright

March 4, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State inaugurated Gayle Hutchinson as its 12th president March 3. The investiture ceremony was held Friday in Laxson auditorium with staff, faculty, students and friends of the university in attendance. Associated Students President Michael Pratt, Chair of the Academic Senate Betsy Boyd and Staff Council Chair...

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

Daniel Wright

February 21, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson has concluded her 100-day listening tour. President Hutchinson came to Chico State in July of last year, and in the first 100 working days that followed, she conducted 90 group meetings, held two open forums, and received online feedback from 407 faculty, staff,...

New director in civic engagement

New director in civic engagement

Daniel Wright

February 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Susan Roll, Ph.D. took over as director of Civic Engagement at Chico State in the beginning of this semester."As Director of Civic Engagement, Susan will work with faculty to enhance the civic component of their classes and form a bridge between campus and community for the creation of meaningful partnersh...

Candidates for VP of business and finance to visit campus

Candidates for VP of business and finance to visit campus

Daniel Wright

February 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

A three-way battle for the position of vice president for business and finance, at Chico State, is set to begin. A nationwide search for candidates was conducted, with applications coming in from across the country. Three finalists have been chosen to interview for the position: 1. Milton Santiago,...

Students and faculty gather to protest tuition hikes

Students and faculty gather to protest tuition hikes

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Students for Quality Education gathered today at Trinity Commons to protest the proposed fall semester tuition hikes. The event began with several speeches from both students and faculty. "I believe that tuition should not be raised because the CSU is the university for the people," junior SQE...

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Gabriel Sandoval

January 30, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Lorraine Hoffman, Chico State’s former vice president for business and finance, remains on the university’s payroll, even though she left campus last June after a tumultuous tenure. Hoffman, who also served as the chief financial officer at the university for eight years, signed an agreement with...

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