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Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability

Message from the Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence

A new academic year is always a time of appreciation and anticipation. First-time students are starting a life-changing experience. Returning students are continuing on the life-changing path they have begun. Those who are not students are here to renew our efforts to support the dream and aspirations of those who have honored us with their selection of CSUMB as the university they wish to attend. This academic year is different and important because we have a new president. We welcome Dr. Vanya Quiñones to our campus as she begins her tenure as the university president.

There is excitement in the air with a new leader on the campus and the opportunities that new leadership can provide. As a community, let us remember that we all have a role to play in helping students succeed and, more broadly, helping us all achieve what we wish to accomplish in our roles at CSUMB. Let us be committed to making this a university that successfully cares for and supports all who study, work, and live here. Let us value and learn from the power of our individual stories and journeys while we continue to grow and develop as a community. Let us emerge from the isolation and fear of the last two and half years with a renewed sense of purpose and appreciation of each other. In that spirit, I wish all of us a great year.

Brian Corpening, PhD

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