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Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies

In January 2014, Chancellor Timothy P. White formed a statewide committee called the CSU Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies. Learn more a​bout the task force and its recommendations  

Report of the California State University Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies

Released in January 2016, this document summarizes the findings of the 23-member task force, appointed in January 2014 by Chancellor White.​​

​​Read the Report (PDF) ​


Status Report on Campus Responses to Recommendations by the CSU Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies

This report, issued in November 2017, included many of the actions taken by campuses in response to the July 2016 report from the task force.​​

​​Read the Report (PDF)​​


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Task Force Membe​​​rs

​The Task Force members were appointed by the Chancellor and included members drawn or nominated from the faculty, students, Academic Senate, campus presidents, provosts, and VP, Student Affairs, and included:

Melina Abdullah, Chair 
Department of Pan-African Studies, ​Cal State LA

Scott Andrews, Coordinator​, American
American Studies, CSU Northridge

Teresa Carrillo***, Associate Professor and Chair of Latina/Latino Studies, San Francisco State

Linda España-Maram***, Professor, Asian American               
American Studies, CSU Long Beach

Mildred Garcia, then-President
CSU Fullerton​

Devon Graves**, Chair of the Board, CSSA
Cal Poly Pomona

Taylor Herren**, then-ASI President 
Chico State

Elliot Hirshman, then-President 
San Diego State

Ellen Junn, then-Provost
CSU Dominguez Hills

Maulana Karenga***, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, CSU Long Beach

Loretta Kensinger*, Women's Studies Program 
Fresno State

Christine D. Lovely, Vice President, Human Resources
Sacramento State

Horace Mitchell, Task Force Chair and then-President 
CSU Bakersfield​

Kenneth Monteiro***, Dean, College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State

Boatamo Mosupyoe***, Professor and Chair, Ethnic
Studies, Sacramento State

Marcos Pizarro, Chair, Mexican American Studies
San José State

Anthony R. Ross, Vice President, Student Affairs 
Cal State LA

Craig Stone***, Professor, American Indian Studies
and Art, CSU Long Beach

Leslie Wong, President
San Francisco State

Ron Vogel, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Cal State LA

Sabrina Sanders, Executive Staff to the Task Force and Assistant Director Student Programs, Academic Affairs,
Chancellor's Office (ex officio)

Evelyn Young Spath, Executive Staff

*Academic Senate representative
**CSSA nominees
***Nominated by systemwide Ethnic Studies faculty