Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Sacramento State Public Affairs

Media Newsroom

For journalists: How we can help you

Sacramento State’s Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy produces news releases on a wide variety of topics to tell the University’s story, and we disseminate the releases via email, social media and our website. Click here to receive our news releases. In addition, we assist journalists by setting up campus visits and by scheduling interviews with key faculty experts and University administrators.

Contact the Public Affairs staff

Craig Koscho, Assistant Director of News Services and Senior Writer
(916) 278-2970, ckoscho@csus.edu

Dixie Reid, Writer
(916) 278-3820, dixie.reid@csus.edu

Steve McKay, Director of Multimedia
(916) 278-3915, smckay@csus.edu

Rob Neep, Visual Communications Coordinator
(916) 278-4385, rneep@csus.edu

Media resources

Sign up to receive Sacramento State’s news releases.

Consult our online University Experts Guide for an array of sources.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

See the full Public Affairs and Advocacy staff directory.

Get acquainted on our About Sac State website.

Get quick Facts & Stats about the University.

Subscribe to The Sacramento State Leader, our online regional publication.

For the campus community: Tell us your stories

Public Affairs depends on students, faculty and staff to alert us about campus events, projects, studies and accomplishments. We often share your stories with the media.

Here are four ways to get your news to us:

Access to CSU records

Many records of the California State University are available for public inspection under the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code section 6250 et seq.).

Requests for inspection or copying of public records:

  • Must be specific and focused. Where a request is not specific or focused, the CSU will assist in identifying available records.
  • May not interfere with the business operations of the university. Records that are reasonably required by CSU personnel in the performance of their duties may not be available for inspection at certain times.
  • Can be oral or in writing. For purposes of clarity, the CSU encourages written requests.

Certain records are exempt from public disclosure under the California Public Records Act (See e.g., Gov. Code section 6254 et seq.). CSU may redact purely personal and private information from public records. The Public Records Act also does not require CSU to create documents that do not already exist.

Upon receipt of a Public Records Act request, CSU will conduct a reasonable search for the requested records within a reasonable period of time. The records will be made available for inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Records may not be destroyed, altered, or removed from CSU. CSU may have university personnel present during an inspection to safeguard the records. Upon request, copies of the records can be made available for payment in advance in the amount of 20 cents per page. This charge applies irrespective of whether the copies are requested in hard or electronic copy. Please send the request to PRAREQUEST@CSUS.EDU.