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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

Debra Jackson

Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Programs (Chair) 
Aaron Hegde Chair of the Academic Senate
Claudia Catota Chief Diversity OFC & Special Assitistant to the President, President's Office
Denise Romero Advising Coordinator, AARC
Doreen Anderson-Facile  Interim Dean, CSUB Antelope Valley
Dwayne Cantrell Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Faust Gorham AVP & CIO, ITS-Administrative Office
Ilaria Pesco Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Executive Director
James Rodriguez Dean, Social Sciences & Education
Jennifer McCune Registrar
Kimber Wellman FA Counsel/Scholarship Coordinator, Financial Aid
Monica Malhotra Interim Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
Lisa Zuzarte Director of Academic Operations and Support
Luis Vega Interim Associate Dean, Graduate & Undergraduate Studies; GSC Director
Markel Quarles Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs Office 
Michael Lukens Chief of Staff, President's Office
Nyakundi Michieka Assistant Professor of Economics
Vanessa Chicaiza ASI President
Tanya Boone-Holladay Associate Dean; Social Sciences & Education