Recently, many institutions of higher education across the nation have sought to understand the history, context and impact of various campus namings. At CSUSM, President Neufeldt will be charging a taskforce to examine CSUSM’s connection to Senator William A. Craven.
In alignment with our commitment to our mission and values, and an intent for this to be an inclusive and deliberative process that draws on the voices and perspectives of our internal and external campus community, the workgroup is charged with the following:
A final report will be submitted to President Neufeldt and the President's Advisory Team by the end of the Spring semester.
Any upcoming events for broad public participation will be posted here once dates and times are known.
Share your FeedbackWe welcome broad input. Please share any information or personal stories of impact related to the Committee's charge.
Dr. Aswad Allen, CSUSM’s recently selected Chief Diversity Officer, acquired a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University. He has served several universities along his professional journey and has allowed these experiences to inform his ideas around fairness, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Mandie Thompson is the first woman in her family to earn a college degree. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from CSUSM magna cum laude and has a passion for equality and justice. She enjoys singing, acting, reading, making creative things, and spending time with her two young sons.