Welcome to Cal State San Marcos! We strive to be a welcoming community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who exemplify the values of inclusive excellence, lifelong learning and community engagement. Every day we work to create an academic environment that empowers students to pursue their ideas and passions, while also enriching and reflecting our region and beyond. I invite you to get to know us by exploring our campus website!
Sincerely - President Ellen Neufeldt, Ed.D.
CSUSM recently launched a new strategic plan, The Power of CSUSM, which will guide the campus over the next five to seven years, building on our position as a regional higher education anchor institution and vehicle of student social mobility. Everything in The Power of CSUSM stems from our simple yet profound mission: student success. This clear definition will guide every strategy and tactic as we move forward.
The Power of CSUSM is a plan that belongs to all of us – thank you for the essential role you will play as we bring our new vision to fruition. I look forward to working with you – because it’s about the individual power of you, the collective power of us and the transformative power of CSUSM.
Dr. Ellen J. Neufeldt began her tenure as California State University San Marcos’ fourth president on July 1, 2019.
Dr. Neufeldt’s career has centered on student success and student social mobility, and she is firmly committed to ensuring that any student who dreams of earning a college degree has that opportunity.
In her role as president, Dr. Neufeldt is focused on engaging, interacting, listening and building relationships with students as well as faculty, staff, alumni and community constituents.