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Trailblazers...It's Who We Are

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Since our founding in 1989, we have cultivated a culture of inclusion with an unwavering passion and dedication to our inspiring students.

We prepare tomorrow’s leaders. As a public institution, we know the transformative power of higher education as a catalyst for achieving dreams. We pride ourselves on helping students become the leaders our region and our world need.

We build great communities. We intentionally broaden access for traditionally underserved students. Our faculty and staff share their knowledge to improve lives and champion the needs of our region.

We solve critical issues. Our dedicated faculty are expanding the frontiers of knowledge and translating discoveries into life-changing applications. We empower our students to find the answers to the important questions our communities face.

Diversity is central to our mission, helping us remain innovative, creative and entrepreneurial. Join us in creating pathways to college for all students. Join us in putting ingenuity to work each day to better serve our students and our region. Join us and be part of something truly one-of-a-kind.

Stronger together, we are CSUSM. 

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I’ve been at several universities, and what stands out to me most about the CSUSM community is our shared commitment to students and social justice. I come to campus every day confident that I’m making an impact on a diverse group of learners as well as the critical issues they’re grappling with, which makes the work that much more meaningful.

Char Booth

Associate Dean, University Library

Char Booth