Office of the President

Office of the President

A Message from Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson

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.

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 campus-wide action agenda to grow enrollment.

News and Announcements

Stephen Perez Named 13th President of Chico State

On March 24, 2023, the CSU Board of Trustees appointed Stephen Perez to serve as our next president at Chico State. Perez currently serves as the University’s interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. He will become the University’s 13th president when he succeeds Gayle E. Hutchinson, as she retires at the end of June.

Path to Prominence
At the fall convocation, President Hutchinson shared a video that highlights the exceptional achievements of our campus community—faculty, staff, and students. We are doing great things and we dare to envision a University more renowned than ever before. Watch the video Path to Prominence.