CSUS State of the University

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Gonzalez spent most of his speech talking about Destination 20-10, his plan to make Sacramento State a destination campus including adding new academic buildings, parking garages and an arena. He also announced plans to buy 23-acres near campus for staff and faculty housing. We’ll initially use it for overflow parking but our plan is to build a university village of faculty and staff housing that will include a new day care facility for the children of faculty and staff (applause). After the president’s speech, the head of the campus faculty association - music professor Jim Chopyak – said he was disappointed Gonzalez didn’t talk more about the school’s academic programs. He talked about new buildings – recreation center and space center on campus – but I think we have more pressing issues related to our main mission which is instruction to the students. But education professor Rosmary Papa said she was inspired by Gonzalez’ speech. I think that we are looking for someone who is going to help us navigate the growth required for the region. President Gonzalez is going to help us get there. Sacramento State expects to go from a current enrollment of 27-thousand to 40-thousand students by the year 20-10. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.