Dr. Robert S. Nelsen became Sacramento State’s eighth permanent president on July 1, succeeding Alexander Gonzalez, who retired after 12 years of leading California’s capital university.
“It is an honor to be the president of Sacramento State, a true honor. It’s a blessing to be here,” Nelsen says. “This is a great university.”
Among Nelsen’s goals for Sacramento State are to improve graduation and retention rates, and to reduce students’ time to degree. He has committed to raising private funds for a new science building and events center, as well as for rehabilitating older buildings on campus. He also plans to work with the Sacramento region’s leaders and employers to increase the number of internships and service-learning opportunities for students.
Don't miss this brand-new talk show debuting Sept. 5 on KQCA My58. The eight half-hour episodes, each devoted to a different college, will air at 6:30 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 24. This week, the spotlight is on the College of Health and Human Services, which educates the nurses, police officers, social workers, speech therapists and physical therapists in our community. The Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy produced Made at Sac State -- The Video Magazine. Gloria Moraga is the executive producer and host. To learn more: http://www.csus.edu/made/tv/.
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics educates a diverse workforce and fosters scientific and mathematical literacy. Coursework and labs emphasize hands-on experience and interaction with top professors to prepare students for a future of opportunity. For more on NSM: http://www.csus.edu/nsm/
The College of Arts and Letters has programs that enrich our lives, excite our senses and generate insight on our very existence. Courses include Arts, English, history, philosophy, communications, and more. Here is a sampling of some of the videos from the College of A&L. And for more information on the college: http://www.csus.edu/al/
The College of Business Administration has provided a strong foundation in business knowledge, skills and values for five decades, achieving its fundamental goal - to cultivate excellence and develop business leaders with management skills and an understanding of their responsibilities. For more on the College of Business Administration: http://www.cba.csus.edu/