July 13, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Budget information
The California State University Board of Trustees met Tuesday, July 7. At the meeting, the trustees examined potential approaches for dealing with the expected cuts in state funding, including furloughs. They also discussed action items that could be voted on at their meeting on July 21.

Until the state budget is finalized, the full extent of the cuts for either the system or our campus will not be known. So far:

  • No decision has been made on how the campus would implement any furloughs or other reductions.
  • The Chancellor’s Office is continuing to negotiate with labor unions on its proposal to furlough all employees (except public safety) for two days a month, which would reduce expenditures by $275 million and save 22,000 course sections, or about 15 percent of our classes, for fall across the system.
  • The campus has been directed to not accept any new students for spring 2010. Administrators are in the process of defining what the implications will be for the campus, but students who are already admitted will be able to remain at Sacramento State.
  • The state’s economic conditions have made it clear that these severe financial hardships will be dealt with for at least the next two years, and budgets must be planned accordingly.

Our top priorities continue to be preserving academic quality and protecting as many positions as possible. All budget news will continue to be posted on Public Affairs’ Budget Central page at
Submitted by the Office of the President

In Memoriam
Lila Jacobs, a professor in the College of Education and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, passed away recently. She had taught at the University since 1990.

Jacobs published and presented in her areas of expertise: urban leadership, organizational change, diversity issues, qualitative research and educational reform efforts. She was editor of a volume entitled, The Politics of Survival in Academia: Narratives of Inequity, Resilience, and Success. She was also co-author of the book, Cultural Conflict and Adaptation: The Case of Hmong Children in American Society.

Jacobs founded the Urban Leadership Program and was president of the California Faculty Association’s Sacramento Chapter. She also served on advisory boards of groups such as the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Freedom Bound Center and the Sacramento Women’s Network.

In lieu of flowers, individuals are invited to make tax-deductible donations to the Dr. Lila Jacobs Urban Leadership Scholarship Fund. They can be delivered in person to the University’s Development Office in Sacramento Hall, Room 118, or mailed to:  

Development Office
Sacramento State
6000 J Street, Sacramento Hall 118
Sacramento, CA 95819-6030

Checks should be made payable to: The University Foundation at Sacramento State. Memo line: Dr. Lila Jacobs fund.
Submitted by Public Affairs

Staff Recognition
Nominations for the Staff Employee Recognition Program for the new academic year are being accepted at

People are encouraged to nominate employees they feel are deserving of this award. Names of the next recipients will be announced in September as the Employee of the Month.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Graduating Survey Report available online
In the spring, the Office of Institutional Research administered a newly revised Graduating Student Survey to assess the quality and effectiveness of the educational programs and support services at Sacramento State. This survey asked graduating seniors to share their views on a variety of issues covering many aspects of Sacramento State, as well as to relate their future plans.

The survey also contains a comparative analysis conducted between first-year freshmen and graduating seniors in order to illustrate differences in student attitudes and perceptions. 

To view the report, visit
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

Volunteer secretary event
Karen Baker, California Secretary of Service and Volunteering, will be the keynote speaker at the Sacramento Breakfast Briefings, Tuesday, July 28, at the Ziggurat Building, 707 3rd Street, West Sacramento, CA. 

The event, which includes breakfast, will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Cost is $20.  Baker, the nation’s first such Cabinet secretary, will speak on “Innovation in Service and Volunteerism.”

The quarterly Sacramento Breakfast Briefings are presented by the College of Continuing Education and open to the public. To register for the event, visit
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education

Thank you blog
Administration and Business Affairs has established a “thank you blog” so University employees can thank or complement ABA colleagues for their assistance, ideas and accomplishments.

To access the page, visit or the ABA Recognition homepage at

To submit a thank you, log-in using your Saclink user name and password. Postings will be public.  Contact Annette Karle at 278-5733 or at for more information.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

A trip to The Well
Tours of the WELL recreation and fitness center construction site will be held from 3-4 p.m., Fridays for faculty, staff and students.

Reservations are required, and the minimum group size is five. Cancellation notices will be sent out Friday mornings when necessary. To RSVP, call Joanna Cuellar at 278-6744 or e-mail
Submitted by The WELL

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, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation 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:

Joseph Small, Reprographics
Mary Chao, Facilities
Monica Patterson, Mail Services Center*                                                                                          
*Can only accept vacations hours


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