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Diane Podolske, Director, Office of Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!

Director's Message

Dear CSUSB colleagues,

At the end of every academic year, I reflect on the programs we’ve offered, the challenges we’ve overcome and everything that our campuses have collectively accomplished, and I always marvel at the thoughtful and sustained service CSUSB gives in support of our local communities.  An important component of our Coyote Pride is our service for others, and we have maintained this effort during this year when we were a mostly virtual campus.

Our efforts have not gone unnoticed, as recently named CSUSB as the “best college in California for civic engagement.”  Our goals for community engagement are not about receiving awards, but we were pleased to see everyone’s outstanding service recognized by a national, editorially independent website.  Congratulations to all on a successful year of serving with our partners to build healthy and thriving communities!

Yours in service, Diane

Diane Podolske, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Community Engagement

OCE Annual Report 2019-2020

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CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) is very pleased to present our Community Engagement Annual Report! Please join us in recognizing the important work of hundreds of CSUSB students, faculty, staff and community partners during the 2019-20 academic year. 

2020 also marks a special year for OCE, as it is the 20 year anniversary of the office. The past two decades have left a profound impact in our students and our local communities. From the early days of San Bernardino neighborhood makeovers to the funding of over $1 million in faculty grants to the launch of Coyote Cares Day and now to a virtual engagement program, the touchstones of our programs are to respect and learn from community wisdom and to ensure the community benefits from our efforts.

We are proud to present this year's annual report as a celebration of CSUSB’s commitment to student success and vibrant communities.

 Read OCE's Annual Report 

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