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Farewell tribute celebrates CSUN President Koester’s 12 year tenure

CSUN president Jolene Koester laughs while she receives a gift during her farewell tribute on Nov. 9,  2011. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Ron Rokhy

December 8, 2011

A farewell tribute was held for outgoing CSUN President Jolene Koester on Nov. 9 at the Valley Performance Arts Center. Koester, who is retiring in December after 12 years of service, was appointed July 4, 2000, and is seen as the catalyst for academic and on-campus changes by her colleagues. “As someone who started here as a student and went on to be a facu...

New president will inherit blueprint to guide CSUN

Ron Rokhy

December 8, 2011

Before taking her official leave, CSUN President Jolene Koester implemented a 10-year plan proposed by the University Planning and Budget Group to help save the university from its fiscal challenges. The CSU system has been hit with numerous state budget cuts during the past several years. In 2011,...

President Koester supports second part of Dream Act

President Jolene Koester at the freshman convocation. Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

September 25, 2011

CSUN President Jolene Koester announced CSUN’s support of the second part of California’s Dream Act, or AB 131, and encouraged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the bill, Friday. Koester’s public response comes after CSU Chancellor Charles Reed made a similar statement on behalf of the CSU. Thirty-eig...

President Koester focuses on future during last president convocation speech

Andrew Lopez

August 28, 2011

Over 600 faculty, staff and students gathered on the Oviatt Lawn Aug. 25 for President Jolene Koester’s final convocation. Koester, who will retire at the end of fall semester, spent much of her time focusing on goals such as academic excellence and building a stronger off-campus reputation, w...

CSUN President Jolene Koester to step down and retire

Yazmin Cruz

May 9, 2011

CSUN President Jolene Koester will retire by the end of Fall 2011. Koester sent out an email earlier today announcing her plan to faculty and students. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand who has worked with Koester said she will be missed. "It's a big loss to us...

VPAC curtain rises at grand opening gala

Liana Hofer

January 30, 2011

The opening gala of the Valley Performing Arts Center ushered in a new cultural era for the San Fernando Valley, and ended a long period of waiting and anticipation for the Valley. For CSUN students who have waited two years for the completion of the facility, it marked the end of loud...

CSUN library holds retirement party for Oviatt dean

Blanca Gomez

November 30, 2010

Colleagues, friends and students were present in the Jack and Florence Ferman Library Presentation Room Monday evening for the retirement celebration of Susan Curzon, dean of the library for 18 years. In the entrance of the room a student helper was taping a video memento for Curzon for anyone...

Students outraged over CSU Board of Trustees approved a five percent tuition increase for the spring semester

Adria Brodie

November 10, 2010

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a two-step tuition increase equaling 15 percent and adopted the 2011-12 budget requesting financial support from the governor and legislature in a boost of $379 million. Students will pay an additional $105 (5 pe...

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