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Candidates to replace CSUN’s President Koester will not be revealed

Committee members Reed and Farar address the questions and comments of speakers during the open mic session. Photo Credit: Ron Rhoky

Andrew Lopez

October 31, 2011

The identities of candidates vying to replace President Jolene Koester will not be revealed, said CSU Chancellor Charles Reed during Thursday’s only open meeting with the selection committee. Members of the committee were told to honor the confidentiality agreement that keeps candidates unknown to the public, a new practice that began in S...

President Koester holds summit for student leaders

Anthony Carpio

October 16, 2011

CSUN’s budget, student fees and advisement were all fair-game at the President’s Summit Thursday afternoon in the Oviatt Presentation Room. “The point that I wanted to get across is that we could have an open and respectful dialogue between university administration and student leaders,” said...

CSUN President Jolene President to step down

Reanna Delgadillo

May 9, 2011

Dr. Jolene Koester announced her retirement as president of CSUN. In an email to the CSUN community, Koester said she is stepping down and retiring December 2011. In her message, she highlighted some of the university’s achievements in her more than 10 years as president. “Our graduati...

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’s President Jolene Koester gives annual convocation

Jackie Holmes

August 21, 2010

Continuous planning for the future, open dialogue, and student success were at the top of President Jolene Koester’s list for what she wants to see happen this year. At the President’s Annual Convocation, Koester congratulated faculty and staff on a furlough year well done. “We must contin...

CSUN’s Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Terry Piper dies

Yazmin Cruz

May 14, 2010

UPDATE: The memorial service honoring Piper will be held Monday, May 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. on the Manzanita Hall Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Terry D. Piper Endowment. Dr. Terry Piper, vice president for Student Affairs, who had taken an indefinite leave at the beginn...

CSUN swim team is in no man’s land

Susan Murray

March 8, 2010

I saw a “Store Closing,” sign at a major shoe store, so I decided to check it out. I handed my keys to a valet and wandered in to see what they had. The giant warehouse housed maybe 35 pairs of size 11 ½ shoes with a couple single stragglers on each shelf. It was pathetic and I never even came to...

CSUN Farmers Market on hold

Yazmin Cruz

September 27, 2009

At the beginning of last week I learned some disappointing news. It was brought to my attention that President Koester removed the CSUN Farmers Market from her agenda. In other words, we are not having a farmers market on campus. This news arrived unexpectedly. Up until now all seemed to be going...

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