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About Us

We "blue cougar pay" staffAs a result of her 2019 Listening and Learning Tour, President Neufeldt announced the CSUSM Staff Center (“Center”) as a campus care initiative. The Center is a key component in the campus’s efforts to ensure staff have access to peer support, opportunities for professional development and advancement, and referrals to on- and off-campus resources.

The Staff Center opened virtually on September 1, 2020.


To foster a community that inspires belonging, encourages personal and professional development, and connects staff to holistic services and support.  


To createan environmentwhereall staff feel valued andsupported and are given the tools to thrive in their personal and professional lives contributing to the culture of care embraced by the entire campus.


Inclusive - We are committed to fostering a sense of belonging where each member of our diverse staff feels valued, respected, and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. 
Caring- We are committed to nurturing a compassionate atmosphere where we look out for one another in support of personal and professional success and well-being for all staff.  
Collaborative-  We are committed to building meaningful partnerships that connect our staff to the many resources available on and off our campus. 
Empowering- We are committed to supporting our staff, creating a space where their voices are heard, and providing the resources and encouragement for them to advocate for themselves. 


Four Pillars

The Staff Center's Four Pillars are the core areas where we focus our efforts.

Inclusive and Safe Space

Creating a space where staff are encouraged to ask questions, share challenges and seek help when they are in need of a little extra support.

Holistic Wellness and Community Building

Encouraging a feeling of value and belonging and providing opportunities to network.

Professional and Career Development

Providing support for staff who wish to grow within their positions, move into a new role or leadership.


Combining campus resources by working with others to provide staff educational experiences.


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Staff Center front entrance through Commons atrium.