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.


Provost Finalists Selected

Three finalists for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will visit campus during the week of December 12th. Candidate CVs and schedules can be found on the Provost Finalist page.

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.

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)