Update from the President Archive

Nov. 6, 2018
The violent events of recent weeks have been painful and sad for our country. Racism and anti-Semitism whether in Kentucky, Pennsylvania or closer to home are distressing and disturbing. ...

Oct. 5, 2018
Greetings! October finds Sonoma State University once again in full swing - as well as a little damp from recent rains. But this time also comes with some painful memories of what happened in our corner of the world just 12 months ago. ...

Aug. 28, 2018
Greetings! Welcome back to campus for the start of the 2018-19 academic year at Sonoma State. The fall semester has barely gotten underway, and it is already full of memories. ...

July 12, 2018
Greetings. I hope you are enjoying these warm days and balmy nights as much as I am. Although campus is calmer these days, the peace and quiet belies the hard work that continues in many areas of University life. ... 

May 25, 2018
Dr. Judy K. Sakaki, president of Sonoma State University, released the following statement today concerning a traffic fatality today on Bennett Valley Road involving Hollie N. Pruden, a member of the University community. ...

May 22, 2018
This past weekend we celebrated our largest graduating class in Sonoma State history—2,076 graduates—with six commencement ceremonies. ...

May 16, 2018
As we approach our final days of the Spring 2018 semester, it is hard to believe that another academic year is coming to a close. ...

March 27, 2018
I hope you had an enjoyable spring break. It is hard to believe that the spring semester is already half over and that commencement is right around the corner. ...

Feb. 22, 2018
Just a week ago, our nation was saddened once again by a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Florida. ...

Feb. 1, 2018
I am excited that Greg Sawyer accepted our invitation to join the leadership team at Sonoma State as Vice President for Student Affairs. ...

Jan. 26, 2018
Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope that you had a restful and joyful break, and are ready for an exciting spring semester. ...

Dec. 14, 2017
I want to sincerely thank each of you for making Sonoma State University a great place to study and work. ...

Oct. 17, 2017
Since the early morning hours of Oct. 9, our community has been tested by the unprecedented challenges of the fires that have struck our communities. ...

Oct. 2, 2017
We are saddened by the tragic incident that occurred at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas last night. ...

June 21, 2017
We have so many talented students, faculty and staff doing excellent work at Sonoma State and I wanted to write and share some wonderful recognition a few of them have received recently. ...

May 2, 2017
Thank you all for your participation and support of our Investiture Day. I loved the Mini-Conference, ceremony and concert. ...

March 24, 2017
Happy Spring!  There is so much happening on campus that I want to take this opportunity to provide an update on a few things. ...

March 15, 2017
After a lengthy trial, I want you to know that the jury verdict issued today in a lawsuit regarding asbestos in Stevenson Hall found that the building has in fact been “safe and healthful” for Sonoma State employees. ...

Dec. 16, 2016
My first semester at Sonoma State is drawing to a close, and this week has been an exciting time of the year as our students worked tirelessly on their final exams and papers. ...

Nov. 4, 2016
I write today with a heavy heart. On Nov. 2, two of our staff members discovered a body in a heavily wooded area near parking lot M on the edge of campus. ...

Oct. 25, 2016
Happy October! It’s amazing and a bit scary to me that it’s already almost time for Halloween. I have recently passed the milestone mark of completing my first 100 days. ...