By Marion Harmon
A university education is about change. When students come to campus,
they are asked to learn new things, meet new people, examine diverse
perspectives, and consider the changes they can make in their own
lives that will help them be more productive members of society.
This issue is also about change—how technology changes the
way we teach and learn (and, for a few, cheat!) at CSU, Chico. About
changes in Western landscapes and the human experience. About change
in leadership, as we acknowledge the work of interim president Scott
McNall and welcome new president Paul Zingg. And about the enormous
change one person can make in the lives of orphaned children halfway
around the world.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming President Zingg to the
Chico State family and in thanking Provost McNall for his first-rate
work following Manuel Esteban’s retirement last July. The
Chico Enterprise-Record said of McNall’s leadership:
“He proved in his short stint as interim president ... that
he’s presidential material.” I also hope you will enjoy
reading about the exciting changes taking place at CSU, Chico and
in the lives of our alums. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can tell our readers about the changes in your life.