Office of the President

Welcome to California State University, Chico. Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico is one of the oldest post-secondary institutions in California and among the most highly ranked public universities in the West.

I encourage you to explore our home page to discover more about us and our record of distinction in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. I know you will be impressed by what you find and excited about the prospects of joining us.

Above the doors of Kendall Hall, CSU, Chico’s administration building, is the inscription “Today Decides Tomorrow.” We take these words to heart as we focus with optimism and hope on the future while building on the best of our past. So, welcome to Chico State's home on the web and the window to the exciting and vital University it provides.

Please click here to view of a portrait of CSU, Chico.


VP Searches Launched

This fall, California State University, Chico launched two national searches for Cabinet-level positions: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Business and Finance. Position announcements are posted on the Human Resources Executive Job Announcements page.

Fall convocation address

President Gayle E. Hutchinson delivered her first convocation speech on August 18, 2016, to an energized crowd in Laxson Auditorium. You will find the video here; or the transcript here.

Chancellor White Visits Chico State

Chancellor White recently visited a wide variety of groups on campus, and summed up his visit with this video.

Meet Our 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award Winners

California State University, Chico’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee has announced its selections for the 2015-2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards. The awards, which include Outstanding Professor, Teacher, Research Mentor, Adviser, Lecturer and Faculty Service, are among the highest within the University. Faculty members are nominated by their peers and selected by a faculty committee.


The 2015-16 Professional Achievement Honors Awardees Named

Four faculty have been selected to receive the 2015-2016 Professional Achievement Honors. This honor recognizes faculty who have excelled as teacher/scholars during the past three years. They will be honored during the Celebrate the Stars reception Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 2 to 4 pm in the Bell Memorial Union, Room 203.


Strategic Plan Annual Report Card

Colleges and universities are increasingly asked to demonstrate their value and their effectiveness. Please read CSU, Chico's Strategic Plan for the Future.

WASC EER Visitation Report

View the Report (PDF)