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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Music Hall (adjacent to the State Playhouse), College of Arts & Letters

As Cal State LA continues to expand student support, administrators are tasked with developing new strategies to meet the challenges presented by an increase in services on campus. With change on the horizon, ASI aims to bridge the gap between students and University Administrators and provide more opportunties for direct communication.

The Open Deliberation program allows for a fully transparent face-to-face interaction, as administrators take questions directly from the students and provide important information from each of their respective areas.

Five Key Areas have been identified:

  1. Academic Support and Advising - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Lynn Mahoney
    • Inprovement in Advisement
    • Enrollment Growth Challenges
    • Educational Equity
  2. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion and University Diversity Officer: Octavio Villalpando
    • Free Speech on Campus
    • Minority Student Recruitment and Retention
    • Faculty Diversity
  3. Infrastructure, Campus Maintenance & Parking - Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer: Lisa Chavez
    • Parking Expansion
    • Campus Maintenance and Infrastructure
    • Strategic Planning and Quality Improvement
  4. Student Life and Learning - Senior Director, Student Life Division: Jennifer Celaya-Davis
    • Career Development
    • Student Well-Being and Basic Needs
    • Support for Traditionally Underserved Populations
  5. Public Safety - Cal State LA Police Department: Lieutenant Bohannon
    • Campus Safety and Crime Prevention
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Student Resources and Outreach Efforts

Student participation is key for this event and we're asking those with questions or concerns to SUBMIT THOSE HERE. Once collected, the questions will be asked to the appropriate administrator. And, as a follow-up to the panel, there will be a 20 minute Q&A session during which students can ask for more clarity or exand on a previously asked question. Additionally, there will be a reception afterwards to allow for further engagement between students and the featured panelists.

For more information, contact:

Jacquelyn Acosta
Vice President for Academic Governance

Last modified on February 13, 2019