Message from the President Dec. 18, 2018

Dec. 18, 2018

Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jerlena Griffin-Desta as Chief of Staff/Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Diversity. She comes to us from the University of California Office of the President where she serves as Deputy to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Associate Vice President for Student Development and Engagement. In 2017-18, she served as an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Washington where she focused on campus and system governance. My thanks to the student, staff and faculty leadership who played an important role in this recruitment, selection and appointment. Dr. Griffin-Desta will join us on Jan. 28, 2019. For more information about her background and interests, click here.

It is hard to believe that the fall semester is already over, the holiday season is here, and the new year is approaching. I continue to appreciate your support and advice. Thank you for your dedication to our students and campus community. I wish for you and your loved ones a healthy and happy 2019!

With Gratitude,

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Judy K. Sakaki