CSUCI President Richard R. Rush

Dear Students,

Welcome to California State University Channel Islands! Whether you plan to earn a degree or a certificate, or take classes for personal enrichment, you will find what you are seeking and so much more at CSUCI. Even during our brief history, CSUCI has built a reputation for academic excellence and a community of learners. Our goal is to provide the best possible educational experience to each of our students. I encourage you to take advantage of our small class sizes and get to know your professors. Our faculty, administrators, and staff strongly support the University’s mission of placing students at the center of all that we do and our intent upon helping you be successful.

Physically, our campus continues to change as we improve the infrastructure, buildings, and facilities to support our students, expand our successful programs, and begin new ones. In addition to enjoying the natural beauty of the campus and the compelling architecture of the campus buildings, we have services and programs to support your educational journey. Student organizations provide an excellent support network and will help you connect with peers who share your aspirations and dreams, so I encourage you to become involved in our academic and social clubs.

At CSUCI, you will be respected and valued. Our commitment to diversity helps us lead students on an expedition of knowledge and a voyage of discovery. Adding your diverse experiences to the campus mix enriches everyone’s education. Your presence here will positively impact the campus and, conversely, CSUCI will help you accomplish your goals in life. Welcome to the CSUCI family!

Sincerely yours,

Richard R. Rush