May 10, 2016
Earlier this year, Cal State LA kicked off the strategic planning process. Since then, more than two thousand faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and community members have participated in the initial phase of the process by attending strategic planning workshops and completing surveys. I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken the time to participate thus far. We are now in the next phase of strategic planning. Members of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) are currently integrating the feedback collected from the initial workshops and surveys as they begin to draft the strategic plan.
Congratulations to Associate Dean Farrell J. Webb on his recent appointment as Dean in the College of Health and Human Development at Cal State Northridge. His appointment begins July 1, 2016. The modified expression of “One campus’s loss is another campus’s gain” fits this bittersweet occasion. As associate dean since February 2014, Dr. Webb has been invaluable to the College of Health and Human Services, especially during the recent leadership changes. He was instrumental in student success initiatives by helping to transform the College advising structure. His leadership and dedication will be sorely missed. Please join me in wishing him good luck in his new position.
Thank you to Dr. Garrett, Dr. Sharp and Dr. Olsen for being the first department chairs in the College of Arts & Letters to use the Transfer Evaluation System (TES®). Division Chairs, College Associate Deans and staff have TES® access as Evaluation Trackers, allowing them to approve or deny course articulation requests from California community colleges as well as colleges and universities throughout the country.