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            From The
   As I reflect on the 2008-2009 year here at CSU Bakersfield, so many fond
memories come to mind. It’s such a joy to reminisce, specifically about the
nearly 8,000 students that have chosen to continue their education at CSUB.
   From the first day of classes every September to the day they walk across
the stage at commencement to receive their degrees, seeing our students thriv-
ing here on campus is a true pleasure.
   One of CSUB’s core objectives is ensuring excellent undergraduate and
graduate education is available to advance the intellectual and personal devel-
opment of our students. That objective is primarily achieved through student
engagement with our distinguished faculty in the classroom, laboratories,
theatre or other educational settings.
   At the same time, “university experience” is also about meeting new people,
                        making new friends, and sharing new experiences, all of
                            which lead to personal growth.
                                 CSUB boasts a variety of out-of-class experiences
                               that combine academics and social activities to
                                complement classroom learning and appropriately
                                  prepare students for the “real world.” Further,
                                   convenient amenities like our brand new Student
                                  Recreation Center are leading the way as we
                                  continually strive to create a more vibrant campus
                                 life that engages our diverse student body.
                                     The President’s Annual Report 2008-2009 is
                              a snapshot of some of the services and amenities
                              that are available to our students to make their
                                        university experience the most fulfilling it
                                            can be.
                                                  This report also highlights many
                                                notable activities and events on and
                                                  off campus this year. You will
                                                   also find a breakdown of rev-
                                                    enue and expense data and fund
                                                     allocations that support our
                                                          As always, I invite your
                                                      comments and suggestions
                                                       about how we can extend the
                                                       excellence of CSUB. Please
                                                       contact us at excellence@


                                                       Horace Mitchell, Ph.D.
‘08-’09 S t u d e n t C l u b s & O r g a n i z a t i o n s
ACADEMIC/HONORS                                               GREEK LIFE
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)                   Greek Council
Anthropology Club                                             Panhellenic Council (ΓΦΒ and ΦΣΣ)
Art League
Biology Club                                                  FRATERNITIES / SORORITIES
California Nursing Student Association (NCSA)                 Delta Zeta Tau (ΔΖΤ)
Chi Alpha Epsilon                                             Gamma Phi Beta (ΓΦΒ)
Club Literario “Hermes”                                       Kappa Sigma (ΚΣ)
Club “Sosh”                                                   Kappa Delta Nu (ΚΔΝ)
Criminal Justice Club                                         Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ)
Educational Counseling Association (ECA)                      Nu Phi Chi (ΝΦΧ)
English Club/ Sigma Tau Delta                                 Theta Chi (ΘΧ)
Financial Management Association (FMA)                        Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ)
French Club                                                   Theta Sigma Chi (ΘΣΧ)
Geology Club
Lambda Alpha Rho                                              MULTICULTURAL
Management Information System (MIS)                           African American Student Union (AASU)
Math Club                                                     Black Men On Campus (BMOC)
Nursing Class of 2009                                         Black Women On Campus (BWOC)
Nursing Class of 2010                                         Black Young Starz (BYS)
Nursing Class of 2011                                         Filipino American Student Organization “Kaibigan”
PEAK Club                                                     Indigenous Native American Club (INA)
Philosophy and Religious Studies Club                         International Student Club
Psi Chi                                                       Japan and Beyond
Psychology Club                                               Mariachi Cuicatli
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)           M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan)
Social Work Club                                              Mexica Tiahui Ballet Folkorico
Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Society of Leadership and Success                             SOCIAL SUPPORT
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS)   Academic Advancement Center Peers (AAC)
University Accounting Association                             Association of Student Theatrical Artists (ASTA)
                                                              ATENA (Asociación Transnacional para la Educacion de Niños y Adultos)
POLITICAL                                                     Child Development Club
College Republicans                                           Community Service Cooperative (CSC)
Global Affairs                                                Gay/Lesbian/Straight Student Network (GLSSN)
                                                              Migrant Student MBA Chapter
SPORTS AND RECREATION                                         Residential Assistant Club (RA)
Fencing Club                                                  Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Intramurals Sports Club                                       Student Activities Club (SAC)
Judo Club                                                     Student Organizations and Clubs Council (SOCC)
Student Athletic Advisory Counsel (SAAC)                      Trio Parapros Club (TPC)
Ultimate Frisbee                                              Women’s Network

SPECIAL INTEREST/ OTHER                                       CSUB-ANTELOPE VALLEY CAMPUS
University Singers Club                                       African American Student Union (AASU)
                                                              Communications Club
RELIGIOUS                                                     Education Club
Campus Crusade for Christ                                     English Club
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship                             Psychology Club
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Mission 242

           CSU Bakersfield is a place where
           dreams are realized and memories made.
CSUB student Neeraj Rama
dresses the part for a Financial
Management Association trip
to New York in spring 2009.

     Business leaders nationwide are            become more involved on campus.”
 looking for employees who can dem-                 The program began a year ago with
 onstrate strong leadership skills.             15 students and grew to 50 students in
    To ensure CSUB graduates are ready          2008-09. Students view at least three
 for this demand, a fast growing training       satellite broadcasts that are compelling
 and certification program is offered for       in thought and focused on success. In
 those looking to set goals for their future.   addition, students must participate in
 Through the National Society of Leader-        three success networking team meet-
 ship and Success, students benefit from        ings and a leadership training day to
 the experience of nationally recognized        complete the program.
 authors, speakers and celebrities.                Another group on campus helping to
     “The program gives students oppor-         open doors for students is the Finan-
 tunities to receive top-notch leadership       cial Management Association.
 training from the best speakers and                Under the direction of Dr. M.
 trainers in the nation through live inter-     Elhusseiny, the group travels to places
 active web broadcasts,” explained Ma-          such as Chicago, New York, and San
 rina Avalos-Kegley, director of student        Francisco every year to enjoy hands-on
 involvement and leadership. “Students          experience in the area of finance.
 learn the essentials of leadership and         FMA also brings speakers to campus to
 receive certification in both leadership       introduce various financial careers and
 and success skills. Students quickly           understanding of financial operations in
 realize their leadership potential and         corporate America to students.
Real World
                          Experiences prep students for tomorrow
      CSU Bakersfield preps students                                Evarian and her staff give to students
  with a high quality education. But                                is that majors don’t have to directly
  it takes more than that to land a job                             relate to a specific career path.
  after graduation.                                                     “The big myth buster is that most
      The Career Development                                        majors aren’t connected to anything
  Center helps students find internships                            specific,” Evarian said.
                                    and part-                           For example, a degree in history
                                    time jobs to                    may lead to a number of different
“I learned a lot.
                                    gain real-                      types of careers.
Most importantly
what to expect                      world work                          To help students find a career that
from being a                        experience.                     suits them, the center offers a comput-
journalist as far as                The center                      er-based assessment tool that, through a
how to handle                       also helps                      series of questions, narrows a range of
unhappy clients                     them choose                     possible careers based on the student’s
or readers or how                   potential ca-                   personality, interests, and skills.
to handle con-                      reers, create                       The center then offers lessons in
structive criticism                 resumes, and                    conducting an effective job search,
from the boss or                    more.                           developing a professional resume,
other co-workers.”                     In                           networking, and mock job interviews.
    — Amalia Sanchez, Comm. Student 2008-09,                        And for students who aren’t yet ready
                                    the Career                      to enter the workforce, the center also
                                    Development                     assists with graduate school searches.
  Center logged 1,263 appointments                                      Communications major Amalia
  and advisory meetings with students,                              Sanchez learned two important les-
  according to Director Jane Evarian.                               sons outside the classroom by in-
  The center also hosted eight career                               terning at local publishing company
  events, inviting local employers to                               Mercado Nuevo from the fall of 2008
  campus to meet with students. In                                  to February 2009.
  a year when job postings dropped                                      “I learned a lot. Most importantly
  50 percent from the year before,                                  what to expect from being a journal-
  networking is an important key for                                ist as far as how to handle unhappy
  students to get their feet in the door                            clients or readers or how to handle
  of local companies.                                               constructive criticism from the boss
      One important piece of advice                                 or other co-workers,” she said.

 50 students eager to set goals for the future were enrolled in the National
 Society of Leadership and Success program in 2008-09.
         Outside the Classroom
    Education does not stop at the         many such centers. Others include
classroom door nor does it come            the Business Research and Education
solely from a book or lecture. CSUB        Center, the Political Research Cen-
is committed to developing well-           ter, and FACT (Facility for Animal
rounded graduates who are poised           Care and Treatment).
to assume leadership roles in their            FACT is a wildlife rescue, conser-
professions and communities after          vation and education project housed
graduation. Students have an abun-         on campus. During the school year,
dance of opportunities to acquire a        on the first Saturday of the month,
greater knowledge through participa-       the facility hosts a public open house
tion in co-curricular lectures, per-       during which students and staff give
formances, academic competitions,          tours and demonstrations of birds of
volunteerism, and trips to museums         prey.
and historical sites.                          In 2008-09, The Kegley Institute of
    From string quartet concerts and       Ethics hosted famed paleo-anthropolo-
poetry readings to forums about bor-       gist Richard Leakey as well as a panel
der security and global warming, the       discussion about health care ethics.
list of program options for students       The National Science Foundation
and the community is impressive.           funded lectures by renowned scientists
    These all broaden the horizon for      and inventors. The student-sponsored
students as they acquire differing         California Writer Series brought
points of view, face ethical questions,    American poet Juliana Spahr to read
experience the arts, and participate in    a selection of her works at the Walter
community events.                          Stiern Library.
    What’s more, CSUB is home to               Student clubs also offer more in-
several centers and institutes that pro-   depth, co-curricular experiences for
vide expert learning environments,         students, including leadership, diver-
hands-on training opportunities, and       sity, community service, and cultural
greater community participation. The       awareness. From fraternities and
Kegley Institute of Ethics is one of       sororities to academic, multicultural,
                                           political and religious clubs, there are
                                           organizations to fit every student’s
                                           areas of interest. There are nearly 100
                                           student clubs at CSUB, with an aver-
                                           age of 15 members each.
                                               The Office of Student Involve-
                                           ment & Leadership helps students
                                           develop clubs and activities. Services
                                           include seed funding, poster making,
                                           meeting room reservations, and train-
                                           ings such as anti-hazing seminars.
 Rudy Sanchez is a student as-
 sistant in the office, as well as a
 member of a fraternity and the
 multicultural club M.E.Ch.A
 (Movimiento Estudiantil Chi-
 cano de Aztlan). “They all serve
 different purposes,” Sanchez said
 of the many campus clubs.
     He said some of the most
 active organizations participate
 in community service projects,
 including volunteering at local
 homeless shelters, helping with
 Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall’s
 monthly highway cleanup
 initiative, and fielding teams
 for Relay for Life, a major
 fundraising event for the
 American Cancer Society that
 occurs the first weekend of
 May each year on the CSUB

FACT assistant Erica Triantafilo shows off
a red-shouldered hawk.
Home Sweet Home
     Often when new students arrive             with peers,” said Crystal Becks,
on a university campus, their first             campus housing director. “If a student
stop is on-campus housing. At CSUB,             lives on campus, they don’t have to
it is no different with nearly 300              go out of their way to get connected.
students calling the campus residence           It makes the transition to the college
halls home for the school year.                 experience much easier.”
    “Campus housing is a really good               And the student success rate
way for students to connect positively          proves her point, with 80 percent of

Students, parents, faculty and staff gather for the annual dorm barbecue in spring 2009.
                                           Alcohol and Drug
                                              Education Committee

                                               Keeping students safe and provid-
                                           ing education about the impact of
                                           alcohol and drug abuse is central to
                                           the mission of CSUB’s Drug and
                                           Alcohol Committee. Active on cam-
                                           pus since 2001, the committee helps
                                           to raise awareness, and educate and
                                           inform students about campus drug
                                           and alcohol policies.
                                               Students, trained as peer educa-
                                           tors, reach out to other students
                                           through classroom presentations
                                           and during campus and club gather-
                                           ings, sporting events and community
                                               “We organized 30 outreach
                                           booths in 2008-09,” said Erika
those living on campus graduating in       Delamar, health promotions and
four years.                                accreditation coordinator. “Those
   Nearly 70 percent of dorm               outreach efforts are very effective
residents are new students and they        and the impact was felt by everyone
experience a multitude of activities       in attendance – from students and
throughout the year to acclimate them      student-athletes to parents and com-
to campus life. Students develop and       munity members.”
plan their own recreational programs,          Solely grant funded, the pro-
creating an educational community          gram’s effectiveness has been
and atmosphere that extends beyond         noticed nationwide. In 2008, the
the classroom. From social events to       National Collegiate Athletics Associ-
career development, first-year students    ation recognized CSUB’s prevention
are connected to campus through            and intervention program as one of
CSUB 101, a class that helps residents     the nation’s 15 best university drug
develop a comprehensive look at the        and alcohol programs.
university and all it has to offer.            “The NCAA provided us $30,000
    Campus housing is full and stu-        in grant funding through 2008,” said
dents are on a waiting list for rooms.     Delamar. “At the end of last year our
Plans have been approved by the            program was featured in their ‘Best
CSU to supplant the current 40-year        of Choices’ report which highlights
old facility with a new housing com-       best practices of college programs
plex on the northeast end of the cam-      nationwide. It featured meaning-
pus. Unfortunately, the 2011 opening       ful strategies that others can build
date has been delayed due to budget        on to create their own programs so
constraints and no firm construction       we were honored to be one of the
date has been set.                         featured programs.”
Student Union: A hub for student life
   As is the case at most universities,          New for the 2008-’09 year was “Late
CSUB’s Student Union serves as the hub       Night Study,” a program that was ad-
of student life on campus. It’s a comfort-   opted at the beginning of finals week in
able atmosphere for students to meet,        the fall quarter.
organize, and attend a variety of events.       “The program was created to give
    At the heart of the Student Union is     students a safe environment to gather
a casual lounge, which gives students a      together and study for finals until 2
fun, relaxed setting to unwind between       a.m.,” said student union director Laura
classes or after a long day. Computers       Catherman. “The Student Union board’s
are available for surfing the web, in ad-    programming members host this event
dition to a ping pong and foosball table,    and provide food and drinks including
couches, a piano and more.                   coffee, energy drinks and ‘brain food’.
    Not only a social center where good          The Student Union is also home to
friends and memories are made, the Stu-      the Associated Students, Inc. (ASi),
dent Union also houses a variety of use-     Wiley’s Pub, the Roadrunner Bookstore
ful student resources meant to enhance       and the office of Student Involvement
the university experience.                   & Leadership, which assists students,
    At the information desk, you’ll          faculty and staff in the development
always be greeted with a smiling face        of social, cultural, educational, and
of a student eager to answer questions       recreational activities for the univer-
about campus activities or direct fellow     sity. These co-curricular activities are
students to where they need to go on         planned to enhance instructional offer-
campus. A variety of table games and         ings and to provide growth opportuni-
magazines are also available for check       ties for students. Student Involvement
out, in addition to free copies of The       & Leadership is also responsible for the
Bakersfield Californian, USA Today,          clubs, organizations, fraternities and
and Los Angeles Times.                       sororities on campus.
                                                     Students take a break from classes outside of
                                                         the Student Union on a warm spring day.

The Student Voice
                                            • Donating $15,000 to assist in the up-
                                            dating of computer equipment through-
                                            out campus.
                                            • Providing $50,000 in funding for
                                            events for campus clubs, sororities and
   The voices of students are heard and     • Planning for a major concert event to
advocated through the Associated Stu-       be held spring of 2010.
dents, Inc., the student-led government         In addition, ASi joined California
on campus. Through elected student          State Student Association to provide a
positions and appointments, ASi ex-         unified voice for over 405,000 students
presses student opinions to the campus      in the CSU system. CSSA fosters and
administration, CSU system, and state       coordinates communication among
and local governments. Funded through       CSU campus student associations to
student fees, ASi also provides resources   bring about unity in addressing campus
and programs that encourage leadership      and statewide issues impacting indi-
development and broaden social, educa-      vidual campuses and student.
tional, political and cultural awareness        “CSSA puts us in touch with all
for the betterment of the students.         campuses in the CSU system so we
   In 2008-09 ASi’s accomplishments         can have more of an impact at the state
included:                                   level,” said Nancy Solis, ASi director of
• Establishment of an electronic mes-       business administration. “It was impor-
sage sign on campus to advertise events     tant for us to get together so we can ad-
and provide a source of information for     dress all the different issues concerning
students on campus.                         students statewide.”
• Registering 300 students to vote.
Crown Jewel
                  A New Campus

                                                                             Students, staff and alumni are
                                                                         exercising their minds and bod-
                                                                         ies thanks to the opening of the
                                                                         Student Recreation Center in
                                                                         spring 2009. The 75,130 square-
                                                                         foot, $21.7 million state-of-the-art
                                                                         facility, located just south of the
                                                                         Student Union, features a fitness
                                                                         area equipped with 60 cardiovascu-
                                                                         lar machines including treadmills,
                                                                         elliptical cross-trainers, exercise
                                                                         bikes, climbers, and rowing ergom-
                                                                         eters; free weight benches, barbells,
                                                                         dumbbells, plate-loaded weight
                                                                         equipment, variable resistance
                                                                         weight machines, core strength
                                                                         area, stretching area, and 24 LCD
                                                                         big screen televisions. There is also
The all-new, state-of-the-art Student Rec Center boasts a 34-foot high
                                                                         a three-court gymnasium and three-
climbing wall.                                                           lane suspended track.
    The facility’s centerpiece is a 34-                                  SRC Highlights
foot high freestanding rock wall ca-
pable of accommodating up to seven                                      • Staffed by 100 students and five stu-
                                                                          dent managers who are fully American
roped climbers simultaneously.                                            Heart Association CPR/AED and first
    “It’s been incredible to witness                                      aid trained
the growth of student life immedi-
                                                                        • Averaged over 550 participants daily
ately following the opening of the                                        during spring 2009
Student Recreation Center – which
is now more often known among                                           • A student-led and student-majority
                                                                          committee oversees the center and
students as ‘The Rec,’” said Zandre                                       advises the president on matters of
Azogue, a CSUB junior. “The rock                                          SRC policy and budget
wall is definitely an exhilarating ex-
                                                                        • Seven exercise rooms with specialized
perience. I try to climb it every day!”                                   hardwood flooring, mirrors, pad-
    The SRC is the university’s newest                                    ding, and sound system for a variety
building and was funded entirely by                                       of classes such as aerobics, martial arts,
                                                                          and yoga
a student-approved activity fee. No
state funds were used for the project.                                  • Dedicated room for personal training
    “The recreation center is an                                          services and assessment

exciting and historic addition to                                       • Three-court gymnasium, with two
our campus,” said President Hor-                                          hardwood courts and one resilient
ace Mitchell. “It is historic because                                     rubber floor, for informal and intramu-
                                                                          ral basketball, volleyball, badminton
it is a direct result of our students                                     and indoor soccer
embracing the university’s vision,
especially that part which speaks to                                    • 34-foot high climbing wall with sepa-
                                                                          rate bouldering rock
enhancing the quality of the student
experience. I wish to thank all of                                      • Indoor, three-lane, suspended one-
our CSUB students – past and cur-                                         tenth of a mile jogging/walking track

rent – whose commitment has made                                        • Day-use locker and shower facilities
this facility possible.”

An average of 550 people used the new Student Rec Center’s many amenities daily in spring 2009, including its expansive gym.
                           In 2008-2009, children from the Children’s Center helped plant the seeds
                           of a new outdoor activity: gardening!

Planting the seeds for future growth
    For 35 years, the Children’s Cen-           helped plant the seeds of a new outdoor
ter has been serving the children of            activity: gardening! They grew canta-
students, faculty, staff and community          loupe, watermelon, pumpkins, cucum-
members. Funded in part by Associated           bers, tomatoes and sunflowers, all of
Students, Inc., a grant from the state          which were a big hit.
of California, and fees for service, the            “The garden helps them learn sci-
center offers a pre-school environment          ence, math, colors and textures,” said
to children ages two to five. The state         Christie Howell, interim director of the
funding also subsidizes fees for quali-         Children’s Center. “Plus, children are
fied low-income students.                       more likely to try new foods if they
    CSUB students receive first priority        grow them themselves.”
for openings. Indeed, out of the approx-           The children chowed down on the can-
imately 100 children at the center, about       taloupe and cucumbers, and grew so many
85 are children of university students.         tomatoes they had to give them away.
While their parents are learning in class       They regularly ask to work in the garden,
or working on homework, the children            and take turns watering and pulling weeds.
are also learning from five full-time              The environment at the Children’s
teachers and about 40 part-time student         Center is very nurturing, said CSUB
assistants, most of whom are training to        student Erica Dommer, who is in the
become teachers themselves.                     teacher credential program. Her 4-year-
   With five buildings and expansive            old daughter, Lillian, has been enrolled
play yards, the park-like setting of the        at the center for two years.
Children’s Center offers a peaceful and             “It is very convenient for me be-
educational experience. This year, the          cause I am taking classes here,” she
center received a private, anonymous grant      said. “Plus they encourage a lot of par-
of $20,000 to build a shade cover for the       ent participation. I come in once a week
largest play structure, which goes unused       for an hour to help with group activi-
in summer because of the heat in full sun.      ties, going on walks with the children,
    Also this year, the children literally      or reading to them.”
Student Support
Services abound
    CSUB offers support to all stu-       to students who face a variety of
dents to help them succeed academi-       stressors in their lives. This could be
cally. This includes students with        anxiety, relationship problems, grief,
disabilities and those who need help      uncertainty about their majors, or
managing stressors.                       many other issues.
    Services for Students with Dis-           “We are also a bridge between
abilities makes academic accom-           the students and the university,” said
modations for those who need them,        Counselor Janet Millar. For example,
such as students who are visually or      counselors will talk to professors
hearing impaired, have issues with        on behalf of students who may be
mobility, or have psychological dis-      having a difficult time in class. Or, a
orders. The office provides students      professor may call on a counselor for
with services such as interpreters,       help with a sensitive student issue.
note takers, large print materials,
testing for learning disabilities, and
referrals to counseling services at
the Student Health Center.
    One of the most-used services is
out-of-class testing, said Director
Janice Clausen. For many students
with disabilities, test taking may
require more time or other accom-
modations. Office staff work with
faculty members to make arrange-
ments for these students.
    In 2008-09, Clausen and her staff
continued working to implement
the Accessible Technology Initia-
tive (ATI), to meet federal and state
laws making information accessible
to all. The goal is to create a culture
of inclusive learning by applying
“universal design … of products and
services to be usable by the greatest
number of people including individu-      Located in the Student Health
als with disabilities,” according to      Center, services include individual,
the website at          couple and family counseling. The
    “ATI does things like help faculty    four counselors see about 100 stu-
make lectures accessible to every-        dents per week.
one, so they don’t point out someone         As part of the CSUB faculty, they
with a disability,” Clausen said.         also teach classes in areas such as
    While Clausen’s office works          stress management, anger manage-
with the Counseling Center to assist      ment and personal growth, as well as
students diagnosed with psychologi-       give awareness training on domestic
cal disorders, the Counseling Center      violence, sexual assault, alcoholism
also provides short-term counseling       and drug abuse.
Roadrunner baseball, student
    CSUB’s athletics programs are about                    • Feb. 24: A 5–2 victory over Siena Col-
more than competition on the field or                      lege gave CSUB its first NCAA Division
court. Student athletes strive for top per-                I tennis win as the ’Runners captured
formance in academics, sportsmanship,                      five of the six singles matches.
and community service. This benefits
the entire community – on campus and                       • March 21: Brandon Halsey became
beyond – as student athletes focus on                      CSUB’s 43rd wrestling All–American,
grades, games, and giving back.                            placing seventh at the Division I Na-
    In 2008-09, CSUB completed the                         tional Championships at 197 lbs. in St.
fourth year of its five-year transition                    Louis.
to full NCAA Division I status with                            Also in February 2009, the much-
aplomb. From watershed victories to                        anticipated inaugural season of CSUB’s
continued academic excellence, Road-                       baseball team kicked off with a dedica-
runner student-athletes performed with                     tion of Hardt Field and a standing room
distinction.                                               only crowd of nearly 900 fans at the home
    Here are some highlights of the year:                  opener against St. Louis University. While
                                                           the team lost the first game against SLU,
• Nov. 21: The volleyball team swept                       it won both in the following day’s double
UTPA and NJIT at the NCAA Division                         header, coming out on top.
I Independent Championships. The wins                          Student-athletes acknowledge that
ensured the first winning season of any                    community support is integral to their
team in the Division I era of Roadrunner                   sports programs’ ability to survive and
Athletics.                                                 thrive. For that reason, they embrace
                                                           opportunities to give back to the com-

                     CSUB’s all-new baseball facility was officially named Hardt Field, honoring alumnus Tom (center)
                     and Barbara Hardt who donated $1 million in summer 2008 to make the project a reality.
philanthropy highlight year
 munity, by raising funds and aware-        KEEP, an environmental education pro-
 ness. They also serve as role models to    gram for Kern County’s fifth and sixth
 children, through summer youth camps       grade students.
 and other programs.
    In 2008-09, the 6th annual Rowdy        • The women’s basketball team donated
 About Reading program was another          the $500 they received in the NCAA’s
 success with the grand prize going to      “Pack the House” attendance challenge
 Nicole Kenney’s first grade class at Dr.   to the Bakersfield Rescue Mission,
 Juliet Thorner Elementary School.          which serves the homeless.
 Rowdy the CSUB Roadrunner, stu-
 dent athletes and members of the cheer     • The softball team wore pink jerseys in
 squad spent their winter break visiting    support of breast cancer awareness and
 local elementary school classrooms to      donated $1,500 to Links for Life, which
 get children excited about reading. Then   provides services to uninsured or under-
 the elementary students read like crazy    insured women coping with cancer.
 in order to win prizes. Representatives
 from CSUB Athletics visited more than      • Three times per year, CSUB Athlet-
 100 classrooms.                            ics and Houchin Blood Bank co-host
    Here are some more highlights of        campus blood drives, with the help of
 how student-athletes gave back to the      the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
 community in 2008-09:                      The drives promote awareness and in-
                                            crease blood donations by students, staff
 • The men’s soccer team donated            and faculty on campus. The spring drive
 proceeds from its final match to Camp      collected a record 112 units of blood.
2008-09 Campus Highlights

Fall 2008

• CSUB entered the next phase of its growth with an official
dedication and donor recognition ceremony for the 54,651
square-foot Science III building. This was the first new sci-
ence facility on campus in more than 30 years. Donors made
gifts totaling close to $2 million to ensure quality equipment
and programming were available in the building.

                                         • At a national news
                                         conference, the National
                                         Institute of Child Health and Human Development an-
                                         nounced that CSUB had been selected to partner with
                                         University of California, Berkeley, University of Cali-
                                         fornia, Irvine, and University of Chicago’s National
                                         Opinion Research Center to participate in a nationwide
                                         study designed to improve the health and well-being
of children. The universities will receive $14.5 million over five years for the research, with
CSUB receiving $10.4 million.

• The results and findings from a CSUB and Delano Joint Union High School District collabora-
tive project to improve student performance were discussed at a workshop called Content Aca-
demic Language Literacy Instruction. Researchers noted a remarkable increase stating students
are now passing the California High School Exit Exam at about a 70 percent rate. This shows a
25 percent increase over the last three years with the implementation of the grant program.

• CSUB joined with local safety engineers to develop
courses in occupational safety, safety management,
fire safety and hazardous material, and industrial hy-
giene. The new series of courses will now enable stu-
dents earning a bachelor’s in environmental resource
management to attain a concentration in occupational
safety and health.

• Psychology graduate student Jared Chapman was selected as a recipient for the 2008-09
William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The $3,000
scholarship is awarded for “superior academic performance and exemplary personal accom-

Winter 2009

                                       • Heart-wrenching drama and light-hearted mis-
                                       chievousness filled the Doré Theater along with a
                                       full orchestra for the productions of “Suor (Sister)
                                       Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” The two one-act
                                       operas by Giacomo Puccini depicted conflicting paths
                                       to heaven and hell. The ensemble cast was comprised
                                       almost entirely of CSUB students and alumni.

                                     • CSUB held a kickoff event for CHAMPS/Life Skills
Program. Established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the program is de-
signed to encourage the development of character in students and student-athletes.
• CSUB hosted the mobile Graduate Management Aptitude Test bus administering 30
four-hour GMAT examinations to students – the most tests ever given in the mobile unit.

• Continuing to demonstrate its commitment to environmentally sustainable energy
solutions, CSUB joined hundreds of colleges and universities in the National Teach-In
on Global Warming. The event featured a
national webcast on global warming as
well as a panel discussion about climate

• Before a cheering crowd of more than
900 fans, CSUB officially dedicated its
baseball playing and training facility and
opened its inaugural baseball season. The
new baseball facility was officially named
Hardt Field, honoring alumnus Tom and
Barbara Hardt who donated $1 million to
make the project a reality. Mayor Harvey Hall proclaimed the day “Hardt Field Day” for
the City of Bakersfield, and joined the Hardts and university officials for a ceremonious
ribbon cutting.

• CSUB proudly welcomed back alumnus Brandon McNaughton (‘02, BS physics) who
                                   shared his work fighting the “superbug” and
                                    other bacterial infections in a public seminar
                                    series hosted by the School of Natural Sciences
                                    and Mathematics. McNaughton was recognized
                                    by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Founda-
                                    tion for a device he and his research colleague
                                    invented that is capable of detecting the pres-
                                    ence and growth of bacteria faster than ever

                                         • CSUB conducted a campus-wide study of its
                                         athletics programs as part of its NCAA Division
                                         I athletics certification. Specific areas examined
                                         in the study included academic integrity, gover-
                                         nance and commitment to rules compliance, as
                                         well as a commitment to gender equity, diver-
                                         sity and student-athlete well being. Each area is
                                         measured against a set of operating principles
                                         established by the NCAA.

• Anthropologists worldwide marveled at the recent discovery of a stone tool cache un-
earthed in Boulder, Colo. The 83 artifacts were shipped to CSUB’s anthropology profes-
sor Robert Yohe for a biochemical analysis that confirmed the tools were left behind about
13,000 years ago during the Clovis era.

• CSUB’s nursing department received a $100,000 pilot grant from the State of
California to increase the number of quality nurses entering the profession. The grant
funding will expand capacity by extending simulation hours, providing more courses
and increasing the number of trained faculty available to students. The result is an
increase in the number of students admitted to the program, from 60 to 96 students
per year.
Spring 2009

• The Kegley Institute of Ethics brought Richard Leakey, famed paleo-anthropologist and
Kenyan political figure, to campus for the 23rd Annual Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture.
Leakey spoke on “Ethics and Climate Change: The Future of Life on Earth.” The lecture
included a discussion about the impact climate change has on the sustainability of life, relying
in particular on historical changes of living conditions
through the years.

• CSUB is a little greener thanks to generous commu-
nity partners who donated 50 southern live oak trees
to campus. The 15-gallon trees, planted by community
volunteers, line 1,700 feet along the northwest border
of campus near Stockdale Highway.

• Celebrate CSUB!, the university-wide open house,
returned for a day of free fun and educational activities
for the entire family. The event brought estimated 2,500
visitors to campus for a multitude of activities, and also
highlighted the university’s commitment to sustainabil-
ity and renewable energy.

• The 13th annual Party in the Park brought 600 guests together with top California wineries,
as well as unique micro-brews for the first time, while raising thousands of dollars for student

                                                 • The 23rd annual Bakersfield Jazz Festival
                                                 welcomed the sounds of Kyle Eastwood, son of
                                                 actor/director Clint Eastwood, Darren Ghol-
                                                 ston, and Bob Mintzer’s Big Band in its first
                                                 West Coast performance.

                                                 • Plans to expand the educational programs
                                                 at the university’s Antelope Valley Center
                                                 were announced. The center launched a new
                                                 master’s degree program in public administra-
                                                 tion and created a center for graduate studies in

• Three CSUB students were big winners at the Western States Collegiate Sales Competi-
tion held at Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, Ariz. The students,
all from a professional selling course, took several of the top honors in the competition
that included business colleges and schools from universities located in California and

• National Basketball Association veteran Sean Rooks was the keynote speaker at CSUB dur-
ing a kickoff event for CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. Established by the National Collegiate
Athletic Association, the program is designed to encourage the development of character in
students and student-athletes.

• The student-funded Student Recreation Center was officially dedicated and opened. The
75,130 square-foot, $21.7 million facility is state-of-the-art and features as its centerpiece a
34-foot high freestanding rock wall capable of accommodating up to seven roped climbers
“   An investment in knowledge
       pays the best interest.
                                            — Benjamin Franklin

                                         ank You
                            In Our Community’s Future

Thank you to all the members of the community who INVESTED in
our community’s future by making generous gifts to help CSUB students
succeed during the 2008-09 fiscal year.

Contributions to CSUB also advances the health and economic vitality
of our region by preparing students for the work force. Together, we are
investing in tomorrow’s corporate leaders, bankers, artists,
teachers, nurses, accountants and entrepreneurs.
CSU Bakersfield
Condensed Summary of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets
Fiscal Year 2008-2009


State appropriations, noncapital                      40%            $44,084,925
Student tuition and fees, net                         22%             23,633,786
Federal financial aid grants                          11%             12,301,164
State and local financial aid grants                   5%              5,112,176
Grants and contracts                                   8%              9,081,531
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)          5%              5,877,200
Sales and services of educational activities           1%              1,176,205
Sales and services of auxiliary enterprises, net       3%              3,544,553
Gifts, noncapital                                      1%              1,036,621
Investment income                                     -3%             (3,679,506)
Additions to endowments                                0%                113,515
Other revenues                                         7%              7,248,468

Total Revenues                                                       109,530,638


Instruction                                           31%            $37,598,532
Research                                               6%              7,961,164
Public Service                                         1%                701,398
Academic Support                                       9%              11,171,494
Student Services                                      14%              17,482,259
Institutional Support                                 11%              13,831,352
Operation and maintenance of plant                     8%               9,979,383
Student grants and scholarships                       12%              14,808,337
Auxiliary enterprise expenses                          3%               3,130,841
Depreciation and amortization                          5%               6,329,833

Total Expenses                                                       122,994,593

Increase (decrease) in net assets
from operations                                                      (13,463,955)*

Net assets, beginning of year                                        135,684,000

Net assets, end of year                                              122,220,045
2009 Revenues












 2009 Expenses










* The CSU reduced its appropriation to the campus by $18.2 million to $44.1 million in late fiscal year 2009 in order to receive federal stimulus
funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This reduction of $18.2 million was partially offset by $15.7 million of
funding provided through ARRA. The University received $5.9 million of this funding in fiscal year 2009 as the first phase of the ARRA funding.
The remaining $9.8 million of ARRA funding was
received in fiscal year 2010. The other major
factor contributing to the net asset decline
of $13.4 million relates to investment losses
due to significant declines in both stock and
bond markets. Investments held by the CSUB
Foundation suffered severe declines in value.
Of $3.6 million loss in investments, $3.1 mil-

lion was related to market value declines in
University’s endowment which decreased in
value from $17.7 million to $14.6 million.
President’s Office
President Horace Mitchell ....................................661.654.2241 ............
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Academic Offices
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Soraya Coley ...........................661.654.2154
Antelope Valley Center ........................................661.952.5000
Extended University .............................................661.654.2441
School of Business and Public Administration ....661.654.2326 ............
School of Education .............................................661.654.2110
School of Humanities and Social Sciences ..........661.654.2221
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics ......661.654.3450 ............
Walter W. Stiern Library ......................................661.654.3172

University Advancement Offices
V.P. for University Advancement and Executive
Director CSUB Foundation Beverly Byl .............661.654.2137
CSUB Fund ..........................................................661.654.3454
Advancement Office ............................................661.654.2136
Alumni Association ..............................................661.654.3211
Planned Giving .....................................................661.654.2222
Public Affairs and Communications ....................661.654.2456
Roadrunner Club ..................................................661.654.3472

Student Affairs
Vice President Shelley Ruelas ...............................661.654.3454

Business and Administrative Services
Vice President Mike Neal ....................................661.654.2287

Other Offices
Admissions and Records ......................................661.654.3036
Job Line ................................................................661.654.2267

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