Cal State San Bernardino is a vibrant university, providing an outstanding education for our students at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains and also in the Coachella Valley at our Palm Desert Campus. Student success is the core commitment for all who work here, be they faculty, staff or administrators. We are a diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community of higher education, with formal designations as a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all who study and work here by ensuring the values of diversity, equity and inclusion are structurally embedded in our operations and in all that we do.
CSUSB serves as an anchor institution here in our home, the Inland Empire. This means that we recognize we are a part of the region where we are located and are dedicated to its success. We have built and continue to strengthen our partnerships with our local K-12 school districts, community colleges, other institutions of higher education, local government, the business community as well as with non-profit organizations. We recognize that we are part of a robust cradle-to-career pipeline for our residents and strive to be responsive to the needs of our students, our community and the moment in which we find ourselves.
Our students are at the heart of all that we do at CSUSB. We recognize that a majority of our freshmen or transfer students may be the first in their families to obtain a degree. Our transition programs to that first year are robust and that support continues to assist students in meeting their academic goals and achieving their degrees. We are in the business of changing lives, which means we offer opportunities from pursuing research projects with professors to studying abroad.
Academic Year 2022-23 marks the launch of the second comprehensive campaign in the university’s history. Our Defining Moment: The Campaign for CSUSB is the first fully blended campaign by a public institution of higher education in the US, with a goal of raising $200 million. By “blended,” I mean we will be seeking support from a variety of investors: alumni, friends and corporate and foundation partners, along with revenue from sources not typically included in comprehensive campaigns, such as government agencies and tribal nations, which will leverage the impact of overall support.
I am excited for the future of this dynamic university. We continue to expand, deepen and refresh our academic offerings. Our extracurricular offerings also remain robust. Know that we are dedicated to educating the whole person at CSUSB. Finally, we continue to refresh and add new buildings to our two campuses so that we can better serve our students far into the future.
With an outstanding faculty, caring and supportive staff along with a student body ready to build their lives and leave their marks, I can think of no better place to pursue a degree or certification or simply to take advantage of the resources available to the public such as our accredited Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, our musical and theatrical performances, or our athletic and community events.
We are no longer the Inland Empire’s “little secret”—come, learn and spread the word.