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University Strategic Planning

CSUSM Campus

Strategic planning at CSUSM will create a roadmap toward our future. This is an exciting and important opportunity to come together as a university community to establish a new common vision of where we want to go, building on our robust legacy and the work of so many who have come before us.

The new strategic plan will guide us over the next five years, building on our position as a regional higher education anchor institution and vehicle of student social mobility, while ensuring we are well poised for continued growth and innovation in the years to come.

Our guiding principles of diversity, equity and inclusion will be woven through out the process as well as respect for shared governance. In addition, the process will be consultative – all members of our campus community are invited to participate and have their voice and perspective heard.


Draft Strategic Plan Document

You are invited to read the draft strategic plan document and provide your input. 

Please submit your feedback to or click on the feedback form below.CSUSM Draft Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Steering Committee Members

To support and monitor strategic planning progress, a steering committee comprised of students, faculty and staff has been formed. Working closely with MGT Consulting, the committee will assist in steering the strategic planning process. 

  • Membership
    • Ranjeeta Basu, Professor of Economics (Co-Chair)
    • Carl Kemnitz, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs (Co-Chair)
    • Fredi Avalos, Lecturer, Department of Communication (EPAG Rep)
    • William Byun, Lecturer, Finance (Lecturer Rep)
    • Dylan Crivello, ASI Chair and Chief of Staff (ASI Student Rep)
    • Charles De Leone, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (Undergraduate Research Rep)
    • LaPorcha Ellick, Coordinator of Student Involvement (Faculty/Staff Association Rep)
    • Janelle Esprit (OIE Student Rep)
    • Geoffrey Gilmore, AVP, Student Academic Support Services, Student Affairs (SS&R Rep)
    • Sharon Hamill, Academic Senate Chair & Professor of Psychology
    • Cheryl Landin, Decision Support Analyst, Institutional Planning & Analysis (Staff Rep)
    • Penny Lanese, Identity Management Account Technician, IITS (Staff Rep)
    • Lauren Magnuson, Head of Library Collections Management and Tech Services (Library Rep)
    • Alan Styles, Department Chair & Professor, Accounting (Faculty Rep)
    • John Tippeconnic, Lecturer, CHABSS American Indian Studies (Inclusive Excellence Advisory Council Rep)
    • Manuel Vargas, Professor of Education (UCC Rep)
    • Rika Yoshii, Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems (Faculty Rep) 

    Ex-Officio Support

    • Margaret Chantung – Chief Communications Officer, University Communications
    • Regina Eisenbach – Dean, Academic Programs
    • Patricia Prado-Olmos – Chief Community Engagement Officer
    • Sarah Villarreal – Chief of Staff, Office of the President
    • Mark Norita – Associate Vice President, Facilities Development and Management
    • Lisa Medina – Director of Admissions & University Registrar

    Administrative Support

    • Jessica Halsey, Operations Coordinator, Office of the President
    • Melinda Jones, Executive Aide, Community Relations University Engagement

Input and Feedback

Key to this process is the full participation of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. Opportunities to provide input will updated as soon as dates and times are available. In addition, if you have questions regarding the planning process, feedback you’d like to provide to the committee, or ideas you’d like to share, please email

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Existing University Plans

Other Source Materials