President’s Annual Report
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
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)
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)
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)
RELIGIOUS Education Club
Campus Crusade for Christ English Club
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Psychology Club
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
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.
SHAPING FUTURE LEADERS
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.
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.
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
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-
• 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.
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,
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.”
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 www.csub.edu/ati. 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
• 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-
• 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
• 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
• 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
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.
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
* 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 Horace Mitchell ....................................661.654.2241 ............http://president.csub.edu
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Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Soraya Coley ...........................661.654.2154 ............www.csub.edu/provost
Antelope Valley Center ........................................661.952.5000 ............www.csub.edu/av
Extended University .............................................661.654.2441 ...........www.csub.edu/eud
School of Business and Public Administration ....661.654.2326 ............http://bpa.csub.edu
School of Education .............................................661.654.2110 ............www.csub.edu/soe
School of Humanities and Social Sciences ..........661.654.2221 ............www.csub.edu/hss
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Walter W. Stiern Library ......................................661.654.3172 ............www.csub.edu/library
University Advancement Offices
V.P. for University Advancement and Executive
Director CSUB Foundation Beverly Byl .............661.654.2137 ............www.csub.edu/advancement
CSUB Fund ..........................................................661.654.3454 ............www.csub.edu/csubfund
Advancement Office ............................................661.654.2136 ............www.csub.edu/advancement
Alumni Association ..............................................661.654.3211 ............www.csub.edu/alumni
Planned Giving .....................................................661.654.2222 ............www.csub.edu/giving
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Business and Administrative Services
Vice President Mike Neal ....................................661.654.2287 .............www.csub.edu/bas
Admissions and Records ......................................661.654.3036 .............www.csub.edu/admissions
Job Line ................................................................661.654.2267 .............www.csub.edu/employment.shtml
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