Graduation Initiative 2025

In an effort to better prepare and assist students, the CSU has established a plan to remove obstacles to receiving a baccalaureate degree.  The California State University launched its Graduation Initiative 2025 in January 2015 with a clear goal: to increase graduation rates for our 475,000 students across all 23 campuses.  To meet the workforce demands of California’s innovation economy in the years and decades to come, Graduation Initiative 2025 will add 100,000 more baccalaureate degree-educated citizens to California over the next 10 years. This would bring the total number of expected CSU graduates between 2015 and 2025 alone to more than one million.

Key Objectives

As of September 20, 2016, Graduation Initiative 2025 established a series of ambitious objectives, including:

•Increasing the six-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen to 70 percent

•Increasing the four-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen to 40 percent

•Increasing the four-year graduation rate for transfer students to 85 percent

•Increasing the two-year graduation rate for transfer students to 45 percent

•Eliminating the achievement gap

At CSUB we are committed to reaching these goals for Your University!

Members of the CSUB Graduation Initiative Task Force

Names Titles
Steve Bacon                           Dean, School of Social Sciences and Education

Debbie Boschini

Assistant Professor of Nursing; Chair, Academic Senate

James Drnek Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Vernon Harper

Associate Vice President, Academic Programs
Valari Kirkbride Administrative Analyst Specialist/Budget Analyst, Academic Programs
Kris Krishnan Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
Vikash Lakhani Assistant Vice President, Student Success, Retention and Graduation Initiatives
Michael Lukens Director, University Advancement, Public Relations
Nyakundi Michieka Assistant Professor of Economics
Jaqueline Mimms Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Liora Gubkin-Malicdem Associate Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
Jaimi Paschal Advising Center Coordinator, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Denise Romero RAAP Coordinator/Advisor
Ashely Schmidt ASI President
Luis Vega Professor of Psychology
Jenny Zorn

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

Lisa Zuzarte

Interim Director, Academic Operations

CSUB Graduation Initiative Meetings

Agendas                     Meeting Notes            
January 10, 2017 January 10, 2017

January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017
February 14, 2017 February 14, 2017
February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

March 14, 2017 March 14, 2017
March 28, 2017 March 28, 2017
May 9, 2017 May 9, 2017
July 24, 2017 July 24, 2017
September 11, 2017 September 11, 2017
October 2, 2017 October 2, 2017
November 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
December 11, 2017 December 11, 2017
February 20, 2018 February 20, 2018
April 18, 2018 April 18, 2018
May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018
October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018
November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018