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Faculty speak out about secretive nature of closed searches

Faculty speak out about secretive nature of closed searches

February 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Over 1,200 faculty and students have responded to the survey conducted by the CSU Employees Union asking whether they support open or closed searches for university presidents so far, and 83% support an open search policy. With Chico State currently in the search for a new president, many faculty feel left ...

Opinions wanted on open vs. closed president searches

Opinions wanted on open vs. closed president searches

January 23, 2016


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While Chico State is on the search for a new president, the University Employees Union wants to hear opinions of the student body and faculty.An online survey has been made accessible, in which the university community will answer questions regarding the selection process. In the past, candidate names ...

Chico State senate approves no-confidence resolution

Chico State senate approves no-confidence resolution

December 15, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

The Academic Senate approved a no confidence resolution on Dec. 10. The resolution states that faculty and staff have lost their trust in Chico State administration and leadership. The document is aimed toward administration heads, such as President Paul Zingg, Interim Provost Susan Elrod and the V...

Construction on former Taylor Hall on schedule for completion

Construction on former Taylor Hall on schedule for completion

Gabriel Sandoval

September 27, 2015


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Three months of construction remain on the yet-to-be-named arts and humanities building, said David Wymore, project manager for Chico State. The multi-million dollar project is both on budget and on schedule and should be completed in December, Wymore said. The multi-purpose academic building ...

President Zingg announces retirement

President Zingg announces retirement

Stephanie Schmieding

August 20, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Paul Zingg, the president of Chico State, unexpectedly announced his plan to retire during his speech at the 2015 Fall Convocation. Zingg discussed several aspects of the upcoming school year at the convocation on Thursday afternoon, including his plans to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 academic...

Students react to Zingg’s medical leave of absence

Students react to Zingg’s medical leave of absence

Jenice Tupolo

April 15, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

President Paul Zingg has taken a medical leave of absence for the remainder of the spring semester. As Zingg recovers from his March 15 bypass surgery, former Humboldt State president Rollin Richmond is serving as acting president. In an email to the university, Richmond wrote: “I’ve very re...

Q&A: Acting President Rollin Richmond

Q&A: Acting President Rollin Richmond

Madeline Merlic

April 1, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

After the departure of President Paul Zingg for his surgery and recovery, Rollin Richmond agreed to step out of retirement and fill in as acting president of Chico State. With roots that start at San Diego State University and a long-standing position as president at Humboldt State, Richmond gl...

Retired Humboldt State leader named acting president in Zingg’s absence

Retired Humboldt State leader named acting president in Zingg’s absence

Courtney Weaver

March 20, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

Rollin Richmond, the former president of Humboldt State, has been named as acting president of Chico State while President Paul Zingg recovers from successful bypass surgery that took place on Sunday. California State University Chancellor Timothy White appointed Richmond as acting president on We...

107-year-old Chico State alumna is CSU’s oldest

107-year-old Chico State alumna is CSU’s oldest

Blaine Ball

February 3, 2015


Filed under Features

Lynn Balmer, an alumna of Chico State, holds the title of the California State University system's oldest graduate at 107 years and counting. Balmer graduated from the university in 1927 when it was known as Chico State Teachers College. Balmer was introduced with her two youngest sisters, ...

Zingg’s convocation focuses on achievements, upcoming accreditation

Zingg’s convocation focuses on achievements, upcoming accreditation

Jenice Tupolo

February 3, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Chico State students, faculty and staff gathered at the Harlen Adams Theatre Thursday afternoon to hear President Paul Zingg’s spring 2015 convocation speech. Zingg’s address centered on Chico State's accomplishments. He pressed an ongoing theme of “an extraordinary Chico State,” highlighting t...

Q&A: Chico State President Paul Zingg

Q&A: Chico State President Paul Zingg

Blaine Ball

January 27, 2015


Filed under Features

Paul Zingg, president of Chico State, has many goals, ambitions and ties. With a decorated resume and a vast collection of sports memorabilia, Zingg leads the university in its efforts toward academic and intercollegiate athletic excellence as he heads into his 12th year as president of Chico State....

Annual walk aims to improve safety

Annual walk aims to improve safety

Madison Holmes

October 25, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State President Paul Zingg and University Police Department Chief Robyn Hearn led community members on a walk Oct. 23 to identify safety hazards on campus.Over 50 campus community members and Chico residents participated in the tenth annual Moonlight Safety Walk.The Public Safety Committee and...

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