Dr. Ruben Armiñana
Rohnert Park, California
California State University System
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
> PRESIDENT'S LETTER
hat strides we have made in the past five years! This University
is undergoing a transformation.
Change abounds in every facet of SSU life. That
is why the theme for this President's Report is change. Join
me as we explore how Sonoma State University has grown
DR. RUBEN ARMINANA
Sonoma State University
We started offering athletic scholarships
and changed the name of the mascot to the Seawolves.
The men’s soccer team and the men’s lacrosse club
team won national championships.
SSU was invited to join the prestigious Council of Public
Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC).
We hired approximately 100 new tenure-track faculty
as student enrollment increased and many faculty
SSU received more than $34 million in contributions
between 1998 and 2002.
The largest gifts were given to the Green Music
Center and the Computer and Engineering Science Program.
Total scholarship awards grew from $422,000 to
The construction of the Jean and Charles Schulz Information
Center, new student apartments
and the Environmental Technology Center and the
renovation of Ruben Salazar Hall transformed the
The new Osher Lifelong Learning Institute became
an instant success.
Hundreds of SSU students serve as volunteers in the community.
Total revenues from all sources were almost $145
million in the 2001-2002 academic year.