CSUB President Horace Mitchell Announces Retirement At End of 2017-18 Academic Year

During his annual University Day address to the campus community, California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) President Horace Mitchell announced he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, effective June 30, 2018.

A news release from the CSU Chancellor’s Office is available here

Under President Mitchell’s leadership, CSUB has received a number of accolades, including:

  • The Equality of Opportunity Project -- #3 for the upward mobility of its students. The study measured students who enrolled in the late 1990s who moved from the bottom fifth of the income distribution to the top three-fifths, 2017.
  • The Wall Street Journal – “A Top University for Student Inclusion,” 2017.
  • Washington Monthly – #12 for Master’s Universities, 2016.
  • California State University -- #4 in stem grant funding, 2016.
  • Washington Monthly – Best Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges, 2015 and 2016.
  • The Economist - #10 Best Economic Value of Degree, 2015.
  • Carnegie Foundation –Community Engagement Classification, 2015 and 2016. 
  • CollegeAtlas.org - #5 Nursing School in California, 2015.
  • Brookings Institute – 95th Percentile for Expected Student Earnings, 2015.
  • Hispanic Outlook – Publisher’s Picks Top 50 Colleges and Universities, 2015.
  • Georgetown University -- #6 for schools yielding the highest salaries, 2015.
  • TIME magazine - #39 Top Colleges and Universities, 2014.

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