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Letter from Lori Lamb

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources


Dear Friends of the California State University,

Much like the students we serve each day, the employees of the California State University are an extremely talented, diverse and motivated group. Our faculty and staff play an essential role in executing the mission of the CSU: to adequately prepare a new generation of leaders in the state of California and beyond.

As you will find in the following report, more employees belong to the CSU family than ever before. The number of total new hires in 2015 was the highest such figure since 2007. Many of these new employees are specifically focused on the CSU’s student success initiatives to provide students with a clearer path to graduation and to eliminate the achievement gap among underrepresented minority students.

This report also demonstrates the CSU’s commitment to diversity in our workforce. Our employees come from a rich array of backgrounds and experiences, providing our students with the opportunity to encounter new perspectives and to go on to succeed in an increasingly connected, global work environment. The value of a CSU education remains strong, and as a system we are well-positioned for continued success in large part due to the commitment of employees at all 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office. In addition, the university places a high value on retention, going to great lengths to provide the CSU workforce with attractive benefits and a motivating atmosphere at work.

I invite you to enjoy this publication, which in addition to updated data also includes notable recent achievements by students and faculty. My hope is that in reading the 2015 Employee Profile, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the people who make the CSU such a special place to work and learn.

Warm regards,


Lori Lamb
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources