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Open call for efficiency ideas through December 17

The University Resources and Planning Committee has established a suggestion box seeking ways to generate efficiencies and reduce costs as part of the University’s effort to establish a sustainable long-term budget.  Great ideas for efficiencies and operational improvements can come from anyone, and we encourage every employee to participate.  Suggestions will also be shared with the strategic planning task force that is considering how to ensure the University has the resources necessary to fulfill our mission.


Register now! HSU Spring 2015 Institute for Student Success

Register now for your Spring 2015 professional development event – the Institute for Student Success!

Strategic Planning Process Q & A Sessions, Nov. 19

Wednesday, Nov, 19 - Noon to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 1:50 p.m. in the Great Hall

The 2014-15 Strategic Planning Steering Committee is hosting two Q & A sessions on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - the first from noon to 12:50 p.m., and the second at 1 to 1:50 p.m. - in the Great Hall.  Come and learn how you can contribute to the development of a shared direction for HSU's future.

We hope to see you there.

Lisa A. Rossbacher, Ph.D.


Noah Zerbe, Ph.D.

Chair, University Senate


Tentative Agreement Reached on Successor Contract for CSU Faculty

The following message was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year successor contract. The agreement, which covers more than 23,000 instructional faculty, coaches, librarians and counselors on the 23 CSU campuses, will be in effect through June 30, 2017.

Interim Director of University Budget Announced

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Amber Blakeslee as Interim Director of University Budget, effective October 13, 2014.  The work Amber has accomplished is pivotal in ensuring a strong, analytical foundation for our budget work and transparency in reporting.  She has earned the trust and respect of colleagues across campus through her work with University Resource and Planning Committee.  Please join me in welcoming and supporting Amber in her new role.

Joyce Lopes

Vice President

Administrative Affairs

Your Participation in Defining the Future of HSU’s Dining Services

The following messages was provided by the Vice President of Administrative Affairs by the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

As HSU grows and changes through the years, it is imperative that our dining services keep pace with that growth and with best practices in the food service industry. To help us in this regard, the University has hired a consulting firm to help us evaluate how best to meet the changing food service needs of our campus community. The consultants will be looking into:

Supporting Students

Dear HSU community:

During the last two weeks, I have heard from students, faculty, staff, and alumni about the ways in which Humboldt State University has, can, and should support students from all experiences and backgrounds, including the Native American community. I’d like to share some of the strongest messages I have heard — and my plans for next steps.

Some major messages:

Brown Bag Breakfasts and Lunches with President for Faculty & Staff

Join President Lisa Rossbacher for a brown bag breakfast or lunch in the Corbett Conference Room (Siemens Hall, Room 222).


Strategic Planning – Launching our Second Century

Dear Campus Community,

Humboldt State University has evolved over the last 100 years – and particularly over the last decade – into an institution known for high quality academic programs, hands-on learning, a strong connection with the surrounding environment, and a balance of sciences, arts, and professional programs.

California State Employees Charitable Campaign Kicks Off

Dear Colleagues:

It’s our pleasure to kick off the 2014 California State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSECC) here at Humboldt State University. 

As the season of giving approaches, we encourage you to think about the charitable causes that are most meaningful to you. You have the option of choosing from thousands of charities listed on the CSECC website, including our regional United Way (United Way of the Wine Country).