Office of the President

Office of the President

A Message from President Steve Perez

Welcome to California State University, Chico.

Chico State has a rich history dating back to 1887, making it one of the oldest post-secondary institutions in California. It also is among the most highly ranked public universities in the West and we are known for exceptional value and transformational impact on students, many of whom are first in their families to attend college. I hope you will explore and discover more about our University’s areas of distinction, including teaching, scholarship, research, and service.

Above the doors of Kendall Hall, Chico State’s administration building, is the inscription “Today Decides Tomorrow.” We take these words to heart as we focus with hope on the future while building on the best of our past. Our graduates are catalysts for positive change in the world. While earning their degree, Chico State students take purposeful action and ownership of today—they Do and Dare—in order to influence tomorrow.

Today Decides Tomorrow Slogan Kendall Hall Entrance

A comprehensive planning resource for the campus community.

Daniel Martinez (right) takes a photo with Willie the Wildcat as prospective/adm

Enrollment Continuum

A campuswide action agenda to grow enrollment.

News and Announcements

Cornick Named Provost
Headshot of Leslie Cornick Dr. Leslie Cornick, dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for the University of Washington, Bothell, has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Chico State.

Fall Achievements
Learn about the many good things the University accomplished in fall 2023:
In Celebration of a Successful Fall and a Look Ahead to 2024

CSU Systemwide Title IX Reports
I am pleased to announce that two new Title IX reviews of the California State University System have been released to guide Chico State in strengthening its Title IX/DHR department to make our campus a safe and inclusive place, where all of us can thrive.