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Strategic Initiatives

CSUMB students with hand hearts at the beach
Photo: President Ochoa, Katherine Kantardjieff, Leslie Williams, and Lawrence Samuels holding up

Strategic Initiatives actively fosters innovative partnerships, plans, policies and projects that implement CSUMB’s academic and physical visions. Our work aims to transform CSUMB into “a premier comprehensive university that prepares reflective practitioners, innovative leaders, and thriving citizens dedicated to the public good” and, in turn, strengthens the regional post-Fort Ord Military Base closure economy. 

Located within the Office of the President, and under the leadership of Vice President Lawrence Samuels, the Division of Strategic Initiatives includes:

  1. Strategic development initiatives 
  2. Inter-institutional education partnerships 
  3. Special Events 
  4. Government and External Relations

Current Work