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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). 

Employee Engagement Survey Results

The HSU Employee Engagement Survey was administered to all faculty and staff at the end of spring semester 2014.  Thanks to all who participated – we had a strong response rate of 49%.  We are pleased to share the survey results with the university community. Download the survey results as a PDF from the link at the bottom of this message.

Compliance Training May Be Coming Your Way

Based on your position responsibilities, you may be asked to complete one or more online trainings in the next few months. Notifications will come from and will be taken through SkillPort.

Chancellor's Office launches Student Success Dashboard

A student success dashboard was recently launched by the California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office. The CSU Student Success Dashboard ( ) has been developed to help faculty, staff and administrators better understand the problem of low graduation rates, diagnose contributing factors, and target responses based on these discoveries. Using the Dashboard, campus leaders can monitor on-track indicators and better understand not only which milestones students are failing to reach, but why they are not reaching them.    

Many Campus Websites to Appear as ‘www2’ – No Action Needed

Shortly after server maintenance is conducted on Oct. 19, many campus websites will begin appearing with “www2” in the address bar of web browsers. This is related to work to move HSU’s main website to an off-campus server.