President's Initiatives

Student at Commencement

Student Success Stories

Cal State LA prepares students to pursue advanced degrees, thrive in professional careers, and serve the community. This is accomplished through rigorous academic programs, undergraduate research opportunities, engaging internships and meaningful campus activities. Read stories of Student Success ►


students volunteering with the Center for Engagement Service and the Public Good

Center for Engagement, Service and the Public Good

President Covino established the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good in his first year to help the University build and cultivate new partnerships with the region. The center is Cal State LA’s home base for volunteerism, GO East LA and #IServeLA, our campuswide service-learning program. Read more about the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good ►


WellBeingU with President Covino and First Lady Debbie Covino


Cal State LA students face significant challenges as they navigate the demands of academic excellence, family responsibilities, and jobs. That’s why President Covino and First Lady Debbie Covino launched the WellBeingU initiative, which provides resources and programs to help students achieve academic success. Read more at the WellBeingU webpage ►


President's Council

President's Council

President Covino has established his President’s Council, which is comprised of accomplished business and civic leaders who will help strengthen the University’s role as a premier public comprehensive university. The council will offer input and advice as the University solidifies community and corporate partnerships, launches innovative academic and research initiatives and pushes forward with an ambitious branding campaign. Read more about the council ►


leadership and bliss blog

Leadership and Bliss

President Bill Covino and First Lady Debbie Covino dare to propose that leadership, often associated with struggle, can instead be productive of pleasurable states of self-expansion--in a word, bliss. Their Leadership and Bliss blog focuses on everyday leadership roles, the art of being mistaken, and the never-ending process of personal evolution. Leadership and Bliss blog►