Continuous Improvement at CI

CSU Channel Islands has a deep commitment to continuous improvement and resource optimization.

To that end, we have implemented Lean Six Sigma, which is a model of organizational development that relies on the use of data and a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing “waste” (such as errors, delays and rework) from business processes. This methodology supports the University’s focus on efficient and effective operations.

Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

  • Improving the quality of work processes
  • Reducing errors or defects in work processes
  • Reducing costs
  • Improving flow of the process
  • Simplifying complex processes
  • Reducing lead time
  • Improving employee morale

To date, nearly 200 employees, including senior leadership, have received Lean Six Sigma training which has been provided through a partnership with the County of Ventura Executive Office.  

Cumulatively, campus-wide tracked projects have resulted in over $1 million in operational efficiencies.

Start a Project

Get a project going right away! Contact the Organizational Effectiveness office for help with your Lean Six Sigma project.

Brian Lindgren

OE Specialist/Trainer
Division of Business & Financial Affairs 
(805) 437-8442 


Want to learn more about Lean Six Sigma and the resources we have available here on campus? Check out the Lean Six Sigma resources page.