Provost Cruz's response to New York Times: Should the government grade colleges?

"...we know there’s more we can do... and we shouldn’t need carrots and sticks to take action... we have long relished our role as engines of opportunity; it is now imperative that we deliver."


Senate Forum Spring 2013
Provost Cruz’s Monthly Report – December 2014 and January 2015

Provost Cruz’s Monthly Update: December 2014 and January 2015 Update on Selected Internal & External Meetings, Conferences, Communications With the New Year behind us and another semester ahead,…


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CSUF Honored as a Community-Engaged Campus

Cal State Fullerton is not short on distinction. Just in the past year, we’ve been lauded for our commitment to underrepresented students in general and Hispanic students in particular; for helping …


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Proposed federal ratings a tool, not a threat

[This article first appeared in the Orange County Register on February 10, 2015.] In December, while hundreds of thousands of high school seniors across the country negotiated a thicket of college app…


International Education Week Opening Remarks – November 17, 2014

Good morning! My name is José Luis Cruz, and I am the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. I am very pleased to welcome you to the first day of C…

Strategic Plan

Student Success Dashboard Team May 2014
Student Success Dashboards at Cal State Fullerton

“Good dashboards and strong metrics are critical as a tool to engage the campus community around the goals of student success and college affordability. ” - José L. Cruz, Provost and Vice Pr…