Monday, December 19, 2011

Reflections of 2011

First, I want to say thank you for welcoming me into your departments during my annual holiday walk-around. It was fun to drop in and visit for a bit – I hope you all enjoyed the cookies!

As 2011 comes to an end, I want to thank all of you for the hard work and continued efforts you have demonstrated throughout the year. I am proud to lead this division and thankful for each of you and your commitment to our university. FAS is, without a doubt, the finest division within the CSU, and this greatness is attributed to the fine work you all do each day.

This past year, we had some outstanding achievements, and I would like to take a moment to recognize a few of our accomplishments:

• CSUSM ranked #1 in California for safety
• Commencement returned to campus
• First on-campus flash mob - 
• The baseball team played their first home-game on our new field
• Recognized as RecycleMania Grand Champions for 7 years running
• Converted PeopleSoft Legacy to the Common Financial System (CFS)
• Re-launched the Leadership Academy and included staff in this year's cohort
• Partnered with Follett to manage our bookstore and provide enhanced services to the campus community
• Opened the Public Safety Building and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
• “The Quad” Ground Breaking
• Received the California Challenge Award
• And we had another successful year-end close

I could probably spend half of the day writing about the achievements of FAS, but I’ll keep it short because I know many of you are ready to start your holiday break :)

Thank you again for your good work and for helping us accomplish our many goals. I hope you all enjoy the holiday break and have a chance to spend quality time with your families.

See you in 2012!

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