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Office of The President California State University, Sacramento

Robert S. Nelsen

Nelsen became Sacramento State’s eighth president on July 1, 2015. He is the first in his family to attend college and earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago’s John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought.

At Sacramento State, he is committed to ensuring that students graduate with less debt and have jobs waiting when they finish school. He wants them to become lifelong learners and critical thinkers, and have an inclusive, safe, and healthy experience on campus.

As part of the California State University's regular process for assessing its leaders, the CSU Chancellor’s Office invites all interested parties to participate in the scheduled performance evaluation for President Nelsen. That invitation with details can be viewed here.

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Office of the President
Sacramento Hall, Room 206
Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Phone: (916) 278-7737
president@csus.edu

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