MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT
Message from the Vice President
Summer is a busy time for ABA departments and units, but I hope you had the opportunity to take a vacation or spend time simply relaxing with family and friends. In ABA, we use the summer break to perform some of the University’s most important work – from financial reporting, budget preparation and facilities upgrades and repairs to professional development, student orientation and planning for the fall semester.
This summer, of course, we had the special occasion to showcase our campus to the world through NBC’s coverage of the 2014 USATF National Outdoor Championship event. I know that many of you were there to ensure a successful event and watch the athletes perform.
This edition of the newsletter highlights ABA staff professionals recognized by the division and departments, as well as external agencies. I am proud to showcase the accomplishments of staff and the work they are doing to support the University and our community. In this issue, you will also meet some of our newest staff members, in a special article that communicates their first impressions of ABA and the University. You may also enjoy reading about the summer activities of a few colleagues, or news about division activities and sustainability efforts.
The upcoming fall semester promises to be an exciting one for Sac State, as President Gonzalez launches Sacramento State’s new Strategic Plan and the Campus Master Plan draft is completed. Information about both plans is available from the Sac State home page. Beginning this fall, we will review division goals and strategies to ensure alignment with the University Strategic Plan, and plans for approved capital projects will begin to take shape.
Thank you for the work you have accomplished over the summer. I look forward to the fall semester, as we begin a new phase of work that will help to shape the future of the University.