Meet our President.

It’s been said the best leaders create a compelling vision that takes others to a new place. That’s Richard Rush, who in June 2001 was named to lead California State University’s 23rd and newest campus, Channel Islands. President Rush is visible—you’ll see him on campus. He’s accessible—you can even ask him questions over free pizza during Pizza with the President. He’s vocal—you’ll be amazed by his ability to give a speech without ever seeming to look at his notes. He’s known for being a scholar—and for just being a really nice guy.

While strong leadership starts with President Rush, it permeates CI—from our Student Leaders to our Faculty Leadership and the President's Cabinet.

President’s Message

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