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.


Meet Our 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Winners

California State University, Chico’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee has announced its selections for the 2014-2015 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.


President Zingg's Three Year Review

The CSU Board of Trustees has a policy requiring its presidents to be reviewed every three years. It is now time for the review of Dr. Paul J. Zingg, president of California State University, Chico.

Click here for the open letter to the California State University, Chico community.

2012 President's Report

The seven themes of the President's Report connect us to the roots of our University and the remarkable continuity of purpose and performance that has marked our first 125 years.


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)

Vice President of University Advancement Open Position

Applications and nominations of experienced higher education advancement executives are currently being accepted for the position of Vice President for University Advancement/CEO, The University Foundation at California State University, Chico.