Behind the Scenes

In this edition of Behind the Scenes, we take a look at the University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS) Shuttle Program, that provides services to students, faculty, staff, and individuals from groups with university affiliation.

Their goal is simple: "To encourage alternative transportation that reduces traffic and congestion on, and around, the campus," said Shuttle Coordinator Gavril Sarcadi. To learn about the program and the students they employ, The FOCUS sat down with Gavril and Assistant to the Senior Director of UTAPS Freddy Orozco. Read more.

Message from the VP

Back in May of this year, the CSU Board of Trustees approved our Campus Master Plan - an ambitious one, with 1.3 million square feet of new construction planned, including student and faculty more.

ABA News

Student Financial Services found their first How to Win at Life event so popular that they hosted round two in October, encouraging even more students to test their financial literacy.

"Our goal was to provide students with the reality of finances once they graduate from Sac more.

Green News

This fall marks the beginning of a noteworthy waste-reduction effort at Sac State, as the sustainability team partners with the Dining Commons to divert 100 percent of its food waste. Through the Organic Compost Project, the waste will be provided to third party vendors, Republic Services and Clean World, where it will be converted more


New Faces & Farewells

ABA welcomes, and says goodbye to the following staff professionals. Read more.

Staff Spotlight

In each issue, the FOCUS Newsletter spotlights an ABA staff member whose work deserves mention. This issue features Norman Kwong and his appointment to a system-wide project committee - the CSU Data Warehouse Committee. Read more.


Awards & Recognition

In October, the Procurement & Contract Services Office received the Campus Marketplace Award as part of a team representing the CSU, the UC and the CCC system. The award was presented at the 2015 California Public Higher Education Collaborative Business Conference. Read more.

Tech Tips

"To the cloud!" exclaims an actor in Microsoft's Windows 7 cloud services commercial. Cloud storage has become a popular way of managing one's files when away from a home PC.

Cloud storage is described as a "model of data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools, while the physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations), and is typically owned and managed by a hosting company." Read more.

Front Page

is published by the Administration & Business Affairs

Office of Strategic Planning & Quality Improvement

California State University, Sacramento

Robert Nelsen

Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee

Sarah Whyte

Andrew Stiffler
Sarah Whyte

Andrew Stiffler

Sarah Whyte

Bruce Clarke

Joey Martinez
Andrew Stiffler
Sarah Whyte