We are off to a great start for the 2013-2014 school year. Our state’s investment has allowed us to grow by almost 6,000 students across the system.
We also have five new campus presidents who have hit the ground running.
We are starting a search for a new Cal State Long Beach president, and we will be holding our first meeting at the end of this month.
And we are especially happy to see our colleague and good friend Bill Hauck back at the table. Welcome back, Bill.
All in all, we are looking at a great year ahead.
We had a chance to honor our CSU Trustee Scholars yesterday. It seems like each year this award gets more inspiring. I am proud to know that these students are a part of our system, and I am proud that we have this scholarship available to help them reach their dreams and goals.
I want to once again thank all of the contributors to this award, especially the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Trustee Emeritus Ali Razi, who has been such a strong advocate for this program. Also thanks to our many trustees, foundation board members, staff members, and other supporters who have all made contributions to keep this a robust and meaningful scholarship program.
Last but not least, I want to call your attention to the national group known as 100K in 10—the organization that is striving to train 100,000 new STEM teachers by 2021. Chancellor White is quoted on page 4 of their new national publication—alongside several other prominent national education and business leaders.
I want to thank Chancellor White for his vocal involvement on this important issue. We know that the demand for teachers in STEM fields is of critical importance in California and beyond.
That concludes the Chair's Report. It is now time for the Chancellor's Report.