From the Editors

From the Editors

Photo of Public Affairs teamWhen longtime Chico Statements editor Marion Harmon (MPA, ’07) retired earlier this spring (congratulations, Marion!), Public Affairs and Publications and Creative Services banded together to produce the issue you’re now reading. Though hectic at times, the process was fun and allowed us to collaborate together in new and interesting ways. 

Public Affairs and Publications Director Joe Wills took the lead in planning, writing, and editing this issue’s feature stories, while Digital Communications Coordinator Anna Harris and I tackled standing sections like Wildcats on the Move and Campus Collage. Graphic Designer Francie Divine and University Photographer Jason Halley devoted many hours to creating cover shoots and other great photography, and Creative Director Alan Rellaford and Digital Media Specialist Kate Post lent their expert guidance and perspective throughout the entire process.  

While we have worked closely together on past issues, this joint effort seems especially appropriate during the 20th anniversary year of Chico Statements. The magazine has always been characterized by wonderful contributions from many people—not just staff, faculty, and students on campus but also alumni and friends off campus. As we move forward in hiring our next editor, we’re more committed than ever to keeping alive that Wildcat spirit of working together. Here’s to the next 20!}

—Sarah Langford, Public Affairs Coordinator