A Decade of Distinction

It was with great pride and excitement that we invited members of our campus and local community to join us in August to celebrate a decade of distinction in the University’s 10th anniversary year.  It seems like just yesterday that faculty and staff were racing to have everything ready so we could open our doors as Ventura County’s first and only four-year, public institution of higher education. 

We are extremely grateful to serve residents of this region and would especially like to recognize the City of Camarillo for their sponsorship of our 10th anniversary festivities during this academic year. Through these partnerships, we are bringing to your University speakers, faculty and students to engage in world-class research and discussions that enlighten us and broaden our perspectives, and help to make our community, state, nation and world a better place to live.

Likewise, with the success of Proposition 30, we have avoided another devastating blow to higher education and the future livelihood of the State of California.  It is our hope that the voice of the citizens of California sends a clear message to Sacramento that supporting education and the CSU is a high priority. We are optimistic that our state leaders will act to reinvest in higher education and access for all students. 

We look forward to welcoming our new CSU Chancellor, Timothy White, and supporting his initiatives for rebuilding California’s system of higher education that is envied around the globe. 

As you read this issue of Channel, you will be reminded once again that our 10 years of success would be impossible without the CI family – students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners – working together to provide a dream for our next generation of students. We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a safe and delightful holiday season.

Sincerely yours,

Richard R. Rush



President Rush throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium
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