About the Dolphin Email Migration Project

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Background

Between September 2003 and July 2007, the University hosted email using an off-site service provider (Everyone.net). In July 2007, the University migrated student email to Microsoft Exchange Server, hosted on campus, to improve email service and reduce the cost of email administration.

The University plans to migrate to a new email system for the start of the fall 2010 semester: Dolphin Email, powered by Google.

Why Gmail?

Other CSU campuses are already using Gmail and the Google Apps for Education suite, including Chico, East Bay, Fresno, Northridge. Google Apps is being used by thousands of schools, including more than 30 higher ed institutions.

Gmail, as part of Google Apps for Education, provides greater storage capacity, integration points with key campus systems, a secure and stable infrastructure, and a user interface that is familiar to many existing students. Learn More about Google Apps for Education.

Project Goals

The goals of implementing Gmail as an email system

  • To preserve campus email functionality for students
  • To extend the range of web-based computing services
  • To leverage collective power/experience of other CSU campuses by using the same solution for student email
  • To reduce cost for administering student email

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please visit the Dolphin Email Migration FAQ page.

Core Team

  1. Peter Mosinskis, IT Project Supervisor (project lead)
  2. Herbert Aquino, Manager, IT Infrastructure
  3. Michael Berman, Chief Information Officer
  4. Damon Blue, University Registrar
  5. Kevin Craig, Web Developer
  6. Marc DuBransky, Senior Systems Administrator
  7. Genevieve Evans-Taylor, Executive Director, Associated Students Inc.
  8. Neal Fisch, Manager, Application Support Group
  9. Tania Garcia, Associate Director, Alumni Relations
  10. Cris Powell, Coordinator of Community Programs, Housing and Residential Education
  11. Toni Rice, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
  12. Peter Scamardo, Operating Systems Analyst
  13. Chris Mattia, Director of Academic Technology and Manager of T&I User Services
  14. Jane Sweetland, Dean of Enrollment Services
  15. Douglas Whitesell, Senator, Associated Students Inc.

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