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Chico State to pay former employee to work elsewhere

Susan Elrod (left) and Lori Hoffman (right) present diplomas to graduates during the Commencement ceremony for Colleges of Humanities And Fine Arts and Business at University Stadium on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Chico, Calif.

Gabriel Sandoval

January 30, 2017

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...

Academic Senate discusses campus parking

Lori Hoffman, vice president of business and finance, delivers a presentation about a proposed parking structure plan. Photo credit: John Domogma

Anna Sobreviñas

December 15, 2014

In an Academic Senate meeting on Thursday, Lori Hoffman, vice president for business and finance, gave a presentation about parking on campus. According to the report, which compared the number of parking spaces from 2004 to 2014, faculty and staff parking spaces increased by 92 slots and reserved parking by 209. How...

Employees allege hostility, harassment

Cynthia Jensen, former manager of Maintenance Operations and Landscaping for Facilities Management and Services, said her bosses subjected her to ongoing abuse during her employment at Chico State. Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Madison Holmes

November 19, 2014

Employees in the Facilities management and services department are accusing administrators of harassment and hostility following the resignation of Cynthia Jensen. Jensen, the former manager of Maintenance Operations and Landscaping, resigned Oct. 28. She said that she was “tortured, diminished and ...

Two new bridges expected in 2015

Freshman Jake Floriolli, a physiology major, and freshman Viviana Ayala, a nursing major, cross the bridge between Butte and Holt hall.Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Madison Holmes

February 6, 2014

In the summer of next year, two new bridges are expected to be built between Holt Hall and the Physical Science Building. The project was added to the Campus Public Arts Committee last week, wrote Lorraine Hoffman, vice president for business and finance. There are eight existing bridges used to cross Big Chico Creek, which divides the...

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