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Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

George Johnston

January 26, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

It was announced Thursday that Drew Calandrella, vice president of Student Affairs, will retire. The last of former Chico State President Paul Zingg's administration will now be replaced. Calandrella has been vice president of Student Affairs at Chico State since 2006. During his time at the university,...

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

President Hutchinson’s listening tour comes to an end

Molly Sullivan

December 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

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...

University Cabinet candidates to visit campus

Molly Sullivan

December 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Finalists for the position of vice president for business and finance will visit campus in February 2017, according to a campus email from President Gayle Hutchinson. The vice president for business and finance is responsible for overseeing 10 departments, managing financial and business functions and contr...

Provost finalists visit Chico State

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The three finalists for the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs will visit Chico State this week.The finalists are Carlos C. Ayala from Sonoma State, Debra S. Larson from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and S.K. Ramesh from Northridge State. Each of the finalists will be making campus presentations that are open to the public.Carlos Ayala: Dec. 12, 3:3...

Tuition hike vote postponed, students organize

Tuition hike vote postponed, students organize

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees has postponed its vote on the proposed 5 percent tuition hike for two months, moving the vote to its March 21 meeting. The CSU is currently facing a $168.8 million shortfall for its 2017-2018 budget. When Gov. Jerry Brown did not offer to fund the CSU’s budget request of ...

University’s director of public affairs retires

University’s director of public affairs retires

Molly Sullivan

December 6, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Joe Wills, the director of public affairs and publications, celebrated his retirement on Dec. 2 after 19 years at Chico State. At least 200 Chico State faculty, staff and students, including Willie the Wildcat gathered in Colusa Hall to recognize Wills’ service. Campus and community members gave...

Chico State president opens up about sexuality

Chico State president opens up about sexuality

Lucas Moran

December 5, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News, Showcase

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson delivered the keynote address at the ninth annual Chico State Queer Conference Dec. 4. Hutchinson, the first openly gay president of a California State University campus, spoke about her experiences growing up as a member of the queer community during a tumultuous pe...

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

George Johnston

November 17, 2016


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

The anti-immigration rhetoric of president-elect Trump has many undocumented students worried whether they can stay in the country and continue to attend college. California State University Chancellor Timothy White said the Cal State University system will not help any plans of deporting undocumented...

Students protest possible tuition hike

Students protest possible tuition hike

Molly Sullivan

November 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students from 23 CSU campuses are protesting the proposed tuition hike at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, California. The CSU Chancellor recently proposed raising tuition by 5 percent to partially make up for a shortfall in the budget. “Students should not have to worry about pa...

Possible tuition increase for students

Possible tuition increase for students

Molly Sullivan

November 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

CSU students could pay 5 percent more in tuition next fall, according to a tuition proposal by CSU Chancellor Timothy White. If the proposal passes, annual tuition would increase by $270 for undergraduates, $312 for credential students and $438 for graduate students. The proposal will be discus...

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson discussed strengths, challenges and avenues for investment at the last open forum of her listening tour Oct. 24 in the Performing Arts Center. President Hutchinson has met with students, staff and faculty for the past 74 days of her listening tour to collect feedback on campus...

Student union provides financial stability

Student union provides financial stability

Kyla Linville

October 11, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

A tentative agreement that will benefit student workers has been made between United Auto Workers and the California State University system. This issue was pressed due to academic student employees only receiving a paycheck of around $1,000 a month. Students were expected to pay for their tuition, ...

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