In the top photo, from left, are Loren Blanchard, California State University executive vice chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs;  Cal Poly Pomona President Soraya Coley; California Gov. Gavin Newsom; Lande Ajose, senior policy advisor for higher education, Governor’s Office; CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales; and Nathan Evans, chief of staff and senior adviser, CSU Academic & Student Affairs.CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales led a group of university administrators and students to meet with state legislators as part of the California State University Legislative Advocacy Day. During a meeting with a higher education policy adviser, Morales and Cal Poly Pomona President Soraya Coley also met with Gov. Gavin Newsome to discuss the progress of the CSU’s 2025 Graduation Initiative. CSU representatives also met with Assemblymember Jose Medina, D-Riverside, chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, to convey the CSU’s support for the governor’s budget proposal and that the CSU stands ready to serve additional students should the state Legislature and governor decide to fully fund the CSU’s enrollment and Graduation Initiative request.

From left: Cal State Los Angeles President William Covino; Cal State Bakersfield President Lynnette Zelezny; Assemblymember Jose Medina; CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales.

From left: President William Covino; President Lynnette Zelezny; Assemblymember Jose Medina; and President Tomás D. Morales.