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For nearly 60 years, California State University, San Bernardino’s students, faculty and alumni have harnessed the power released by a CSUSB education to address challenges and implement positive changes in our region's education, business, health, technology, science, policy and the arts.

Today, we are poised for an exciting and unprecedented new era of growth and transformation.

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Enhance student success, diversity & experience through scholarships

Financial assistance encourages individuals to pursue their educational goals and increases academic access, helping to level the playing field and build a bigger educated workforce.

Attract & retain world-class faculty to enhance learning experiences

Faculty development, central to an engaged and robust learning environment, affords beneficial opportunities and career enrichment as well as promotes research, creative activities, and scholarship.

Improve & transform the region through programs & research

By expanding existing centers/schools and developing new ones, we can meet future community/societal needs, advance academic scope and knowledge, and graduate learned and experienced professionals.

Build innovative facilities, smart classrooms & creative spaces

Establishing new and improved facilities to further our educational mission and enhance the resources available to our students and the entire region.

Ellen and Stan Weisser

The Weissers show their dedication to advancing CSUSB by helping students succeed and making higher education a priority for all.

Stan and Ellen Weisser ’68 are longtime supporters of Cal State San Bernardino whose generous and invaluable gift was the seed donation for the new Performing Arts Center. Their gift led the university to name the center’s foyer the Ellen and Stan Weisser Performing Arts Foyer.

CSUSB broke ground on a new 73,337 square-foot Performing Arts Center on Sept. 7. The center will provide modern teaching, rehearsal and performance spaces necessary for a dynamic performing arts program and is scheduled to open during the 2024-25 academic year.

At completion, the new 500-seat performing arts theater will be the only one of its size and quality in the Inland Empire, and will allow more of the area’s community to experience the highly acclaimed productions from CSUSB student-performers and student-musicians. The building will also create a new “front door” to the campus that shows a modern and forward-looking face to visitors and the larger community.

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<a href="">CSUSB marketing major finds inspiration in family</a>

CSUSB marketing major finds inspiration in family

First-generation student Emmanuel Castaneda says his motivation stems from his family, providing him with the constant encouragement to keep going academically and personally...

<a href="">CSUSB's Tribute to Longtime Supporters Ellen and Stan Weisser</a>

CSUSB's Tribute to Longtime Supporters Ellen and Stan Weisser

Stan and Ellen Weisser ’68 are longtime supporters of Cal State San Bernardino whose generous and invaluable gift was the seed donation for the new Performing Arts Center...

<a href="">The Performing Arts at CSUSB</a>

The Performing Arts at CSUSB

The performing arts programs at CSUSB shape students into well-rounded individuals, giving them the artistic integrity and professional skillset to advance to successful futures in a wide-range of careers.


Diane Podolske
February 3, 2023

‘Personal grit’ and ‘loving kindness’ as driving forces that generate change

As the ninth annual Coyote Cares Day approaches Feb. 17 and 18, Diane Podolske, director of CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement, shares her thoughts on the importance of community engagement and the volunteer spirit that motivates the CSUSB campus.

Hands typing on laptop
January 3, 2023

Master of Science Physician Assistant program receives $2 million in federal funding

The federal funding for the MSPA program is part of the federal fiscal year 2023 appropriations package and will be designated to purchase teaching and lab equipment.

Jeremy Saavedra, CSUSB biology major
January 25, 2023

After more than two decades as a truck driver, Jeremy Saavedra decided to go back to school to become a physician assistant because his ultimate passion is helping others.

The CSUSB Model United Nations team represented the countries of Jamaica and India at the National Model United Nations-Japan conference, held in late November in Kobe, Japan.
December 8, 2022

The students representing India earned a Distinguished Delegation award, and the students representing Jamaica were recognized with the Outstanding Delegates in Committee award. Both are among the highest honors given at by the National Model United Nations.

Members of the CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine Program pose in front of a new mobile medical clinic at the unveiling and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Palm Springs, Calif. on Dec. 2. From L to R: Danny Castaneda, Veronica Cretsinger, Sayaff Eid, Jessica Rodriguez, Alexis Molina Gonzalez, Diane Vines, Sarah Harrington, Julie Suriano, Nallely Herrera, Matthew Morse, Catherine Lievanos.
December 8, 2022

Nursing faculty and students from the CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine Program will perform mental health assessments and provide nurse clinics at various locations around the Coachella Valley.