Criteria for Review 1.6
Even when supported by or affiliated with political, corporate, or religious organizations, the institution has education as its primary purpose and operates as an
academic institution with appropriate autonomy.
Each campus has significant autonomy in developing its own mission, identity, and programs, with institutional
flexibility in meeting clearly defined system policy goals. The California State University, Chico, founded in 1889, is the second oldest campus of the California State University. The
Education Act, in 1960, brought together the individual California State Colleges into one system. In 1972, the system became the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the
system became the California State University. Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor. The
trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of the respective campuses.
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