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Your support
in this historic campaign will enrich CSUSB’s legacy and its success will advance the leading role this institution plays in developing a larger, well-educated workforce and fostering an engaged and caring citizenry. We invite you to join us as we promote the importance of higher education and strengthen the communities we serve, making our region more resilient and sustainable for the future.

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Our
Blended

Goal

$200 Million

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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Videos

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4slOiBikyC4?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Alumnus, Tyler Lange, gives back as a Special Education Teacher YouTube Video</a>

Alumnus, Tyler Lange, gives back as a Special Education Teacher

Pursuing a career as a teacher, Tyler Lange, highlights how important it is to impact society one mind at a time. For him, helping the community begins in the classroom. As a ...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C3aa2R6_-PI?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Kristen Hackett, #WHM student feature YouTube Video</a>

Kristen Hackett, #WHM student feature

First-generation student Kristen Hackett decided to pursue college because of her parents. After hearing their stories of how they were unable to and discouraged to attend, she...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OpR1ICCtBXQ?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Three-time CSUSB alumna helps students navigate college YouTube Video</a>

Three-time CSUSB alumna helps students navigate college

Although college seemed out of reach growing up, Sharon Velarde Pierce defied all odds and graduated three times from CSUSB, earning her bachelor’s in public administration ...

Stories

Students who participated in the educational videos
May 26, 2022

CSUSB music students create educational videos with San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra

Thanks to a close partnership with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, CSUSB music students demonstrated their skills on camera as part of the orchestra’s Music in the Schools program.

Three students sitting and chatting next to Wild Song
September 21, 2022

The report by national think tank Third Way shows Hispanic-Serving Institutions top the list of their Economic Mobility Index, including Cal State San Bernardino ranked at No. 8.

Stan and Ellen Weisser
September 8, 2022

Stan and Ellen Weisser show their dedication to advancing CSUSB by helping students succeed and making higher education a priority for all.

CSUSB's Performing Arts programs provide students with the artistic integrity and professional skillset they need to advance toward a successful future.
September 7, 2022

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.