from the President
I hope you will enjoy reading our beautifully redesigned twice-yearly
magazine, Capital University Journal, as much as we have enjoyed collecting
the wonderful stories of our University community. Let me provide a few
highlights from this issue.
new technology efforts are enhancing learning. All students have computer
access and can link in wireless settings on campus. They can
access the bookstore or library without ever setting foot inside. Many
faculty have incorporated learning opportunities that were simply not
available before the advent of the World Wide Web.
Our student body is growing and we are involved in a significant plan
to accommodate booming enrollment, now at more than 25,000 students. Our
campus is committed to access and serving the region. We are extending
more classes into the community, using more long-distance learning opportunities,
moving to yearround operations, and the building program is moving forward,
with state funding, partnerships, and private fund raising efforts.
Our partnerships with the community are increasing. We are working with
the city to build a Center for the Performing Arts. We are working closely
on economic development in the region and have recently partnered with
Sacramento Area Trade Organization and the Chamber on several projects.
And our students are more involved in the community than ever, with nearly
40 percent performing volunteer service.
Our facultys innovative work in teaching, research, writing, and
crafting solutions for the issues of the day receives ongoing attention
and accolades. Faculty are being recognized time after time for their
academic excellence and new endeavors.
Our alumni are giving back to this University in significant ways. The
new Steven Lee Yamshon Alumni Center is an example, as is the significant
contribution of Dennis Gardemeyer toward the new wing of Tahoe Hall for
the College of Business Administration. These donations bring an added
measure of excellence to the University.
I hope you enjoy Capital University Journal, and I hope that it helps
you deepen your commitment and involvement with Californias Capital