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Top administrator reflects on career as professional soccer player

Top administrator reflects on career as professional soccer player

Victoria Rohrer

March 6, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

George Johnston

January 26, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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