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

Chico State names new interim provost

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...

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Budgetary woes ripple across campus

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...

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

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

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...

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...

Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo by  Trevor Ryan

Survey reveals faculty displeasure with Zingg

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...

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

Chico State names new interim provost

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...

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