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."


SCCUR 2014
Provost Cruz’s Monthly Report – November 2014

­Provost Cruz’s Monthly Report – November 2014 Update on Selected Internal & External Meetings, Conferences, Communications Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Provost Cruz’s Monthly Re…


Dr. Ed Sullivan
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Research and Resources of the California State University

Dear Colleagues, Dr. Edward Sullivan, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Analytical Studies, has been appointed as the new Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Research and Reso…


students walking to class. First day of classes
School principals lead the way

[This article first appeared in the Orange County Register on January 13, 2015.] As I waved good morning to my third-grader’s school principal – who typically starts her school day as a traffic co…


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…