From the President: A CSU Update

Dear campus community,

Yesterday, the California State University announced that Chancellor Joseph Castro has resigned, effective immediately. Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea is serving as acting chancellor until the Board of Trustees finalize a succession plan and name an interim chancellor.

The Board of Trustees and former Chancellor Castro acted in the best interest of the CSU, and I have every confidence that the CSU will take action to assess and strengthen Title IX policies and processes for our students and employees.

All students and employees have the right to learn and work in an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation. I want to call your attention to resources that are available to you as a member of the SF State community. The Equity Programs and Compliance office is our resource for reporting an incident as well as educating yourself about Title IX resources. SF State also offers SAFE Placeresources for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Other areas of support available on campus include Counseling and Psychological Services for students and the Employee Assistance Program.

I look forward to working with the next chancellor and the SF State community to ensure we are leaders in maintaining an inclusive, safe and equitable community.


Lynn's Signature

Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.