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.


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.


Budget Central

For important budget information and news relating to California State University, Chico and the California State University system, please click the following link:

CSU, Chico Budget Central

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)