CSULB Tuition Reduction Now! And Refund Tuition Overcharges Dating Back to Fall 2008! Help Define The Public Platform Of CSULB’s Next President.
  • Petitioned Governor Jerry Brown

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California Governor
Governor Jerry Brown
CSU Chancellor
Timothy White
Chair CSU Board of Trustees
Bob Linscheid
California
Gov. Gavin Newsom

CSULB Tuition Reduction Now! And Refund Tuition Overcharges Dating Back to Fall 2008! Help Define The Public Platform Of CSULB’s Next President.

    1. Petition by

      Save Public Universities

Remember the adage "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me"? Whenever a public University runs a secret search for a new President, it ends in a disastrous hiring that undermines the reputation and functioning of the campus, to the detriment of students and taxpayers. Having just seen its President take advantage of a secret search to flee for another State while he was under investigation for alleged financial and other improprieties, California State University Long Beach has proposed a secret search for the next President, set to begin in September. We must petition the powers-that-be for a transparent, public search in which faculty and students and taxpayers participate, and for a new President who embraces the planks of a platform that will refund past tuition overcharges, lower present tuition and fees, and re-focus the campus to providing excellent education from quality teachers. This may sound like a no-brainer, but it's not. At present, the CSULB administration's primary focus is expanding the administration at the expense of education, all while increasing tuition and fees in order to pay administrators and cover up administrative scandal. We must tell the powers-that-be that we are not going to take this anymore! Please read and then sign our petition. Change can be immediate. The time is now. The Governor and the Chancellor are listening. 

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    News

    1. Penn State’s choice for new president is suspended from current job Read m

      A perfect example of why there needs to be transparency in the hiring process of Presidents' of Univerisites. http://www.centredaily.com/2013/11/05/3872827/report-penn-states-choice-for.html

      Report: Penn State's choice for new president is suspended from current job

      Penn State's choice for its next president was taken out of contention after the search process revealed he was allegedly padding his pay at his State University of New York job without authorization, according to a news report. The candidate, David Smith, the president of SUNY's Upstate Medical University, was placed on paid leave Tuesday, The Times-Union, of Albany, N.Y., reported.

    2. Looking for a Leader: Similar controversy surrounds Alexander’s replacement

      Looking for a Leader: Similar controversy surrounds Alexander's replacement search

      LSU's secret search for President F. King Alexander resulted in multiple lawsuits, a "no confidence" resolution from the Faculty Senate and a storm of publicity that's only now beginning to die down. But nearly 2,000 miles away, the search for Alexander's replacement at his former university has begun, and similar questions are only starting to brew.

    3. CSULB Academic Senate requests transparency in the presidential search

      CSULB Academic Senate requests transparency in the presidential search

      The resolution was passed with an overwhelming majority. The Cal State Long Beach Academic Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass a resolution requesting transparency in the search for the next university president last Thursday. Twenty minutes were scheduled for discussion on the topic, but the resolution passed by a vote of 39-13 in less than half the allotted time.

    4. Our View: CSULB presidential finalists should be made public

      As each day passes, it seems that more people are upset with the way the Cal State University is handling the Cal State Long Beach presidential search process. - See more at: http://www.daily49er.com/showcase/2013/09/16/our-view-csulb-presidential-finalists-should-be-made-public/#sthash.tfcc0hmO.dpuf

      Our View: CSULB presidential finalists should be made public

      As each day passes, it seems that more people are upset with the way the Cal State University is handling the Cal State Long Beach presidential search process. Earlier this month, a group of CSULB faculty members - including film and electronic arts professors Brian Lane and Micheal Pounds - held a forum to draw attention to the presidential search process.

    5. CSULB Academic Senate pushing for transparency in presidential search

      As the beginning of the search rapidly approaches, the issue of whether finalist presidential candidates will be required to attend a public forum with the campus community has become a growing concern and debate among faculty throughout CSULB. - See more at: http://www.daily49er.com/news/2013/09/17/academic-senate-debates-pushing-for-transparency-in-presidential-search/#sthash.1qbxZf58.dpuf

      Academic Senate debates pushing for transparency in presidential search

      Faculty have become concerned about the search process. Tomorrow's Academic Senate meeting may see Cal State Long Beach decide to formally request transparency in the search for its next university president. As the beginning of the search rapidly approaches, the issue of whether finalist presidential candidates will be required to attend a public forum with the campus community has become a growing concern and debate among faculty throughout CSULB.

    6. A transparent CSU presidential search concept is gaining momentum with facu

      During a second town hall-style forum held in the University Student Union Wednesday, speakers opened the discussion to a room full of faculty who wanted to voice their opinions on the impact of the presidential search on CSULB.

      At the start of the forum, former Cal State University trustee Craig Smith gave a brief rundown of his own experiences with the CSU Board of Trustees. Smith, who is now a professor and chair of the film communications studies department and director of the Center for First Amendment Studies, also described how the policies have changed from a transparent presidential search to a more discreet one.
      See more at: http://www.daily49er.com/news/2013/09/11/a-transparent-csu-presidential-search-concept-is-gaining-momentum-with-faculty-but-not-students/

      A transparent CSU presidential search concept is gaining momentum with faculty, but not students.

      Advocacy for a more transparent Cal State Long Beach presidential search is starting to catch fire with faculty members but remains out of touch with students. During a second town hall-style forum held in the University Student Union Wednesday, speakers opened the discussion to a room full of faculty who wanted to voice their opinions on the impact of the presidential search on CSULB.

    7. Daily49er, September 3, 2013

      Handful of CSULB faculty start petition, hold forum on president search. n an expression of their dissent, a group of Cal State Long Beach faculty organized a town hall-style forum Thursday night in an attempt to draw attention to the Cal State University’s search for CSULB’s next president. - See more at: http://www.daily49er.com/news/2013/09/03/handful-of-csulb-faculty-start-petition-hold-forum-on-president-search/#sthash.VtNPEvei.dpuf

      Handful of CSULB faculty start petition, hold forum on president search

      The petition wants to bring the CSU presidential search processes out into the public, so that students, faculty and taxpayers can participate. In an expression of their dissent, a group of Cal State Long Beach faculty organized a town hall-style forum Thursday night in an attempt to draw attention to the Cal State University's search for CSULB's next president.

    8. Meet The Next CSULB President - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept 11, 2013

      The CSULB Presidential Candidates are holding their second Town Hall meeting this Wednesday Sept 11. CSULB faculty, students, alums, and LB business community leaders are determined to make CSULB’s Presidential search a public forum of candidates and ideas, and not a deep dark secret. See more at: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-meet-the-next-csulb-president-for-immediate-release-sept-11-2013-1378850732.html#sthash.FLtn1qqC.dpuf

      Meet The Next CSULB President - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept 11, 2013

      CSULB faculty, students, alums, and LB business community leaders are determined to make CSULB's Presidential search a public forum of candidates and ideas, and not a deep dark secret. Town Hall Meeting to hear the issues and discussion with CSULB Presidential Candidates.

    9. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Daniel Karner KENTFIELD, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      While the language of this request is inflammatory, the main point of it is to insure that a reasonable segment of the populace have a say in the selection process for CSU Presidents. For the integrity of the institution to survive, the President must put the educational mission ahead of all other considerations.

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    • Troy Kawahara CORONA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Though I do not attend CSULB, I believe that the CSU campuses need to be given some autonomy and shared power in the decision making process, resembling more of a "federalism" type structure instead of the feudalistic culture that seems to pervade high education. At present, CSU campuses are at the mercy of politicians and bureaucrats which makes program and student development a difficult task.

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    • Brenton Gettmann FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      If it's true that I was overcharged to go to a public education institution, I demand that it be reformed.

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    • Inara Michele LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 1 year ago

      This is my alma mater.

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    • lannibeth monjaras LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Education should be accessible to everybody.

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