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June 14, 2010

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New associate dean for Undergraduate Studies
Sheree Meyer has been selected as associate dean for Undergraduate Studies effective July 1.

Meyer joined Sacramento State in 1991 and is a professor in the Department of English. She served as chair of the Department of English from 2004 to 2010. She has also served as department graduate coordinator, and coordinator of the University Learning Communities Project. In 2007, she established the Sacramento State One-Book Program for which she serves as program coordinator. 

She received her master’s and doctorate in English Renaissance Studies from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Pennsylvania.
Submitted by the Office of the Provost

New CSU executive vice chancellor

Ephraim P. Smith, vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been appointed executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the CSU system. Smith will assume his new post July 1 following the retirement of Jeronima Echeverria.

Smith has served in his current position since 1998. From 1990 to 1998, Smith was dean of Fullerton's School of Business and Economics. From 1975 to 1990, Smith was dean of the James J. Nance College of Business Administration at Cleveland State University.

He was responsible for the development of graduate programs, including a doctoral program, as well as administering seven graduate programs and several undergraduate programs.
Submitted by the California State University

New book
Three members of the College of Education have authored chapters in the new book, The Handbook of Race and Adult Education.

Rose Borunda, chair of the Counselor Education program wrote "Rebirth of the Indigenous Spirit: Turning the World Right Side Up."

Raquel Gonzales, Department of Special Education, and Maria Mejorado, Bilingual/Multicultural Education Department, wrote "Experiencing the Race, Gender and Socioeconomic Divide in Academia: A Chicana Perspective.”

The 21-volume book was co-edited by Vanessa Sheared, dean of the College of Education. The book is available at
Submitted by the College of Education

Guy West Bridge closure
The Guy West Bridge, linking Sacramento State and the Campus Commons area, will be closed for construction July 18 - Aug. 24.

Construction will address seepage problems that pose a risk of levee failure during emergency releases of water from Folsom Dam and the American River.

The project is a cooperative effort of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
Submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers

New scholarship
A new memorial scholarship is being established to assist former foster youth attending Sacramento State.

The Julianne Marie Huerta Memorial Scholarship fund, coordinated by Assemblyman Roger Niello and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, was established to honor Julianne Huerta, a Capitol fiscal and policy analyst who died in December 2008 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

Huerta, who had no children of her own, had a strong passion for foster children and hoped to set up a scholarship for them. Her memorial will be part of Sacramento State’s Guardian Scholarship Program, which provides money, mentoring and other services to help former foster youth achieve a college education.

Niello and Steinberg say they hope to raise at least $50,000 for an endowed scholarship. Donations may be made to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for the Julianne Marie Huerta Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Guardian Scholars Program, Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento Hall, Sacramento, CA 95819-6016.
Submitted by Governmental and Civic Affairs

Football season tickets
Season tickets for the 2010 Hornet football season are available at or by calling T-Ante Sims at 278-2222. Alumni, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $50.
The Hornets open the season with an away game against Stanford Sept. 4. The home opener is Sept. 11 against Western Oregon. Other home games include Weber State, Montana State and Portland State. Homecoming is Oct. 9 against Northern Colorado. The annual Causeway Classic is Nov. 20 at UC Davis.
Fans purchasing season tickets will have the first opportunity to buy tickets for the Stanford and UC Davis games.
To download a season ticket order form, visit
Submitted by Intercollegiate Athletics

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program  
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits in one-hour increments each fiscal year. Bargaining Units 1, 10 and 11 may donate only up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a form can be obtained at, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Lorena Solis, Human Resources
Keith Thompson, Facilities Services  
Jody Gayvert, Criminal Justice

Computer security tip
Here are a few data security best practices:

  • Know what kind of confidential information you have, who can access it and where it is stored.
  • Keep only the information you need and develop policies to handle it safely.
  • Protect information, both digital and print, by locking offices and password-protecting files.
  • Properly and securely dispose of information you no longer need.

For even more great security information, click here.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology


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