Provost Cruz's message to the Class of 2015

"All of us who have watched you along this path—family, friends, faculty, staff, and administrators—are proud to have been a part of your journey to success. We have witnessed the strength of your character; marveled at the depth of your dedication; and been humbled by your commitment to your communities. We may think of ourselves as teachers, but it is all of you who teach us, day after day, the greatest lessons in perseverance, integrity, and courage."


Honors Convocation 2015
Provost Cruz’s Monthly Report: May and June 2015

Dear colleagues, Commencement season always fills me with pride and awe, and not even the threat of rain could dampen the spirit on display this May at the many recognition ceremonies honoring Cal Sta…


Honors Convocation 2015
Announcement: Director, University Honors Program

Dear colleagues, After a University-wide search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sandra Pérez as director of the University Honors Program. This position is a 12-month faculty appoint…


Brent Henderson, Aidan Henderson.Angels baseball night
“Hats off” to the next generation of Latino students

[This article first appeared in the Orange County Register on June 2, 2015.]   A Friday afternoon near downtown Fullerton. Thirty pairs of eyes followed me as I made my way to the front of the ro…


Remarks: University Commencement – May 16 and 17, 2015

It was a profound pleasure to congratulate our Cal State Fullerton Class of 2015 this past weekend, and to wish them all the best on their new journeys! Below are the remarks I shared on Saturday and …

Strategic Plan

Feedback Requested: Framework for Drafting an Academic Master Plan

Dear colleagues, After months of discussion regarding the process of developing an Academic Master Plan (AMP) for Cal State Fullerton, the President’s Advisory Board has approved the enclosed framew…