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Chico State names new interim provost

Mike Ward will serve as the new interim vice president and provost for Academic Affairs. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Gabriel Sandoval

April 1, 2016

Mike Ward, former dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management, has been named the new interim vice president and provost for Academic Affairs, succeeding Susan Elrod who stepped down Wednesday. President Paul Zingg made the announcement in an email to faculty a...

Budgetary woes ripple across campus

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

January 27, 2016

Whether they were administered properly or not, recent allocations of the academic affairs budget have created a negative ripple effect among some departments on campus. The latest allocations of the 2015-2016 academic affairs budget released to university leaders last October left the Meriam Library and departments in the College of Communication...

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

The Academic Senate meets in Kendall Hall room 207/209 to discuss joint decisions made by administration and faculty.

Elizabeth Castillo

October 20, 2015

An action committee is enacting a plan that allows for better communication among faculty, staff, administration and students. The forum held earlier this semester addressed some major concerns including distrust of administration, disregard for faculty and staff input, and concerns regarding ...

Faculty voices frustrations with Zingg, administration at open forum

Cheyanne Burens

September 1, 2015

After years of unresolved complaints and unrest, more than 150 Chico State faculty and staff had the opportunity to vocalize their exasperation with President Paul Zingg and senior administration at an open forum Thursday in Colusa Hall. The forum followed the overwhelmingly negative outcome of the sp...

Survey reveals faculty displeasure with Zingg

Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo by  Trevor Ryan

Jenice Tupolo

August 26, 2015

Last spring, President Zingg implemented a campus climate survey to address faculty, staff and administrative issues and concerns. The results concluded that more than half of faculty feels President Zingg and his administration do not respect faculty input.On August 21, Zingg nominated Susan Elrod as...

Chico State names new interim provost

interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Photo courtesy of Chico State

David Mcvicker

October 13, 2014

Susan Elrod is the new Chico State interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. Elrod will begin her tenure Oct. 20 after former provost Belle Wei resigned more than one month ago. She comes from Fresno State, where she served as the dean of the college of science and mathematics."I am th...

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