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hen I arrived at Sacramento State in 2003, it had a solid reputation as a large public university that had served the higher education needs of the region for more than 50 years. However, the University needed a recharge. The goal was to provide the types of facilities, academic programs and amenities that would make Sac State a leader in the community and transform it into a destination campus for students and the public. With the support of students, faculty and staff, we launched Destination 2010, an ambitious initiative designed to help achieve these goals. While the effort to expand, improve and reach out to the region is a continuous one, we can take pride in the achievements we have made at this brief stop along that never-ending journey. Destination 2010 established four strategic tenets for realizing these goals:

» Alexander Gonzalez

President, Sacramento State


These tenets were chosen because they embody what makes a great university. They addressed issues of modernization, technology and new student needs as Sacramento State entered the 21st century. Destination 2010 encouraged the continued development of a more diverse student body, one that reflects the changing demographics of California.

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The goal was, and continues to be, development of programs that encourage the intellectual growth of our students and support the academic talents of our faculty. The University also offers many students, including undergraduates, the chance to participate in research projects, further enhancing the learning experience by giving them practical experience in their fields.

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From academic advising and financial aid counseling, student housing on and off campus, and a new bookstore, Sacramento State also provides the support services that allow students and faculty to focus on excelling in the classroom. Students also want a campus they can enjoy away from their studies. We have made the campus even more aesthetically pleasing with beautification projects and made it easier for students and visitors to get around. Students have access to many extracurricular activities, including recreation, concerts, movies and plays to fill their spare time. A new recreation and wellness center, The Well, will offer the campus community a place to stay fit and healthy through state-of-the-art facilities and wellness programs. Sacramento State has reached out to our alumni and the community like never before, creating new partnerships with the city, its lawmakers, non-profits and business leaders. As state funding for higher education continues to decrease, the generosity of our community is ever more important. Strong philanthropic support provides much needed scholarships, maintains current student programs and creates new opportunities to expand the University’s offerings. I hope you will join me in celebrating the many successes of Destination 2010. It truly is “a milestone to our future.”

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Sacr amento State has reached out to the community like never before, creating new partnerships with ALUMNI, the city—its lawmakers, non-profits and business leaders.

— President Alexander Gonzalez


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xcellent academic and student programs are a hallmark of a great university. As a regional university serving the Sacramento metropolitan area, Sac State is the intellectual resource for students, business, government and the community at large.

Already renowned for top academic programs that prepare our graduates for careers in public service such as Criminal Justice, Nursing, Government, and Public Policy and Administration, Sacramento State has expanded undergraduate and graduate offerings since 2004. A new MBA for Executives provides an intense, accelerated advanced degree program for experienced

professionals and managers who aspire to leadership positions. Similarly, the Doctorate in Educational Leadership is designed to produce exemplary educational leaders for schools, community colleges, and related areas within the educational system. And a new Film Studies major prepares students with a curriculum that spans film appreciation, history, theory and criticism, and writing — all within the context of a liberal arts tradition. With our ongoing commitment to undergraduate general education and teaching, incoming freshmen now have mandatory orientation and must complete the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. FYE was created to improve

access, success, retention and graduation rates for all first-year students. In addition, the One Book Program, established in 2008, engages freshman students and the campus community in a lively, intellectual conversation based on their shared reading of a selected book. The General Education Honors Program was created in Fall 2006 for highly motivated students attending the University. The Honors Program provides talented first-time freshmen a challenging and invigorating liberal arts education in small class settings from enthusiastic faculty members. The Honors Program at Sacramento State creates a community of like-minded thinkers and

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Internships and service learning are integral to our students’ academic experience. The top-rated Capital Fellows program offers an opportunity to work in public agencies and prepare for careers in state and federal government. Other internship programs invite students to take theory into practice. The Community Engagement

Center, which administers the Writing Partners and Alternative Break programs, encourages volunteerism — a hallmark of the Millennial Generation. This spirit of service is important to our students and creates engaged citizens who give back to their communities. As we move into the next decade, Sacramento State is truly poised to educate our students for the 21st century. Our role as a university is about creating graduates who are well-rounded, informed, critical-thinking human beings. They are the future, and providing them the very best education is and continues to be the top destination.

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Our faculty are experts in their field, providing valuable knowledge not only to students, but to the community at large. They are called upon as authorities on a multitude of subjects ranging from economics and public policy to media and sociology. In and out of the classroom, our faculty make an impact in the region.


The Guardian Scholars Program provides an integrated system of services for former foster youth attending Sacramento State. The program offers assistance to this special population with year-round housing, academic and psychological counseling, mentorship and other services that aid participants toward the successful completion of a college degree.

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citizens, engaged in our global, post-industrial society and culture. The Honors Program will enhance the Sacramento region by creating a pipeline of exceptional, forward-thinking graduates who will be our future leaders in business, education, healthcare and more.


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ONORS PROGR AM » The General Education Honors Program began in 2006 as an accelerated liberal arts program for talented freshmen entering

Sacramento State. Nicole Anderson, an International Studies major, embodies the spirit of the Honors Program. She has a strong focus on advocacy and leadership, an interest in global cultures and, of course, an avid intellectual curiosity. Anderson has been busy during her time at Sac State. She traveled abroad

136 students » Secured over $500,000 for student scholarships » Provides students with exciting educational and

Advocate of the Year honor in 2008-09 and was recently

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appointed student trustee of the CSU system. Anderson says

here and abroad

Honors Program gave me the confidence to study abroad, apply to the trustee position and do things I wouldn’t otherwise. It also offered me great professional networking opportunities.” Anderson is planning to attend law school and join the Marines »» Nicole Anderson, Sac State Honors Program student and CSU trustee

» Currently enrolls

to Argentina, won the California State Student Association’s

the Honors Program was integral to her success, citing that “the 10


» Offers small core classes with individualized teacher-student interaction

as a military lawyer after graduation.

The honors progr am gave me the confidence to study abroad, apply to the trustee position and do things i wouldn’t otherwise.

Spring 2004: President Alexander Gonzalez launches Destination 2010

Spring 2004: Campus beautification project begins

Spring 2004: Student referendum passes to allow the building of the Recreation and Wellness Center

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UARDIAN SCHOLARS » When foster children turns 18, they no longer receive state support and are often left without family support or the means to

Facts: » Provides services to 45

pursue a higher education. Enter Sacramento State’s Guardian

students — freshmen

Scholars program, which helps cover fees, living expenses and

to graduate students

other needs, and provides mentors to guide them through life’s rockier waters. “The Guardian Scholars program has given me the ability to focus on my schoolwork,” says Christine Bergholm, a government-journalism major. Her mentor is Sacramento State

»» Guardian Scholar Christine Bergholm and her mentor, Dr. Ann Blanton

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» Assists with housing, financial aid, counseling, health services, books and academic needs

Professor Ann Blanton, with Speech Pathology and Audiology.

» Donors and partners

Even though Bergholm has a good handle on life and

include Sleep Train,

contact with family in San Jose, it helps to have Blanton as a

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mentor. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out, and it’s

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nice to have someone in Sacramento to talk with,” Bergholm

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says. Blanton concurs, noting, “I’ve had the chance to get to

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know a wonderful friend. I count myself very lucky to know her.”

Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Linkages to Education and Meridian Commercial Properties

The guardian scholars progr am has given me the ability to focus on my schoolwork.

FALL 2004: University receives a $10 million commitment from Alex G. and Faye Spanos toward Hornet Stadium—the largest gift in Sac State history

2005: New building signage rollout including logo on the top of Modoc Hall

2005: Writing Partners Program launches


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NE BOOK PROGR AM » Since January 2008, the One Book Program has promoted campus-wide literacy and community involvement. “The books

are interdisciplinary and speak powerfully to everyone,” says Sheree Meyer, English department chair. A special Q&A session introduces author to students and community alike. Participants discuss contemporary issues raised within the book and explore their own cultural perspectives. In addition, the community contributes year-long activities that focus on themes and experiences in the book. The human involvement, says Meyer,

Facts: » Supported by $100,000 Wells Fargo grant » Secured $10,000 Verizon Literacy Grant to purchase books for the program’s high school partners » 2010-11 One Book

is to unify students, staff, faculty and alumni, and collectively

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exchange literacy and cultural knowledge.

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» “Pay it Forward” cooperation with Mira Loma High School

»» Panel discusses the 2009 One Book selection, When the Emperor Was Divine,

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Books to students

fall 2005: University begins to offer EMBA program and a Master’s in Chemistry with a focus on biochemistry

october 2005: Inaugural Green & Gold Gala

November 2005: Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation provides $2 million gift to the fieldhouse

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APITAL FELLOWS » The nationally recognized Capital Fellows program has launched the careers of hundreds of students and educated the leaders

Facts: » More than 1,000

who are shaping the future of our state. Yang Lee, who earned

students apply each

bachelor and master degrees from Sacramento State, finished his

year for 64 fellowships

fellowship in the State Assembly in 2006. His work in the office of then-Assemblymember Loni Hancock included analyzing legislation and budget requests and meeting with lobbyists and constituents. Today he works for the state Department of Finance, helping to develop the budget for the Department of Health Care Services. “Besides being the second in my family

»» Capital Fellow and Sacramento State alumnus Yang Lee

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» Fellows work as fulltime members of a legislative, executive or judicial branch office » Sacramento State’s

to graduate from college, getting accepted to the program

Capital Fellows program

was one of my biggest achievements,” Lee says. The program,

has been named one

administered by Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies,

of the top internship

places 64 fellows each year in the state Senate, Assembly,

programs in the country

executive branch and judicial system. Lee says his fellowship has

by, a career

prepared him for a career in public service, and he hopes to run

management research

for office someday.

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Getting accepted to the progr am was one of my biggest achievements.

2005: Academic Information Resource Center (AIRC) building opens

2006: STEM initiative

Spring 2006: Implemented mandatory freshman orientation


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ROOPS TO COLLEGE » With a year left on his five-year military commitment, Austin Sihoe began preparing for life after the Navy. The California native

» Troops to College

knew he wanted to attend Sac State, but the problem was, he

began as a statewide

was assigned to an aircraft carrier forward deployed to Japan.

program in 2006

“I began e-mailing and faxing my information to Jeff Weston (Sacramento State Veteran’s Affairs director) while on the ship. I got my transcripts together, and Jeff did all the legwork. “At first, it was a little unsettling trying to do this from so far away, but every step of the way I received feedback on the status of my application and what I needed to supply. “It was a huge relief when I received my acceptance notice 14


» Sacramento State has about 1,300 veterans and family members attending the University » Sac State was one of 20 schools in the

from Sac State, and the timing was perfect. I separated from the

nation selected to

Navy in April 2007 and began my coursework that fall.”

receive a $100,000

Sihoe now helps his fellow veterans attend Sac State, through his job in the Veterans Service Center on campus.

American Council for Education/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans

»» Student-veteran and Troops to College participant Austin Sihoe

Award Grant in 2008

Every step of the way i received feedback on the status

of my application and what i needed to supply.

Spring 2006: Transfer students admitted this term received a transfer credit evaluation in their first semester

May 2006: API Profile report is released

Summer 2006: University Union patio and walkway upgrades completed

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MART GRID » Sacramento State has emerged as one of California’s leaders in modernizing the nation’s electrical grid, and students are already seeing the

» Sac State’s Smart Grid partners are the

a partnership that reaches across multiple levels of government

Sacramento Municipal

and education—while leveraging the talents of the University’s

Utility District, the

students and faculty. It seeks to improve energy technology by

state Department of

testing advanced metering systems and proposing practical

General Services and

solutions that can promote efficiency and clean technology on

the Los Rios Community

larger scales. With faculty teaching courses directly related to

College District

generation of workers in the clean technology sector. “Smart Grid technology is the wave of the future,” says Emir Macari, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “Our innovative curricula in both electrical engineering and computer

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benefits. The California Smart Grid Center at Sacramento State is

the center, students have the opportunity to become the next

»» Dean Emir Macari (front center) and principal faculty from the California

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» The project received $127 million in federal stimulus funds » 30 charging stations for

technology make Sacramento State the logical nexus for this

electric vehicles will be

kind of exciting innovation.”

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August 2006: Broad Fieldhouse groundbreaking

Fall 2006: First cohort admitted into the General Education Honors Program

Fall 2006: Guardian Scholars established


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DUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DOCTOR ATE For some, education is the path to success; for others, success is a path to education. In May 2010, the first

» This is the first doctoral

cohort of students graduated from Sacramento State’s new

program of its kind at

Education Leadership doctorate program.

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Many in the cohort were already working in education as school principals and college administrators. They sought out the doctoral program to learn how to better manage the complexities of educational organizations. “We are building the next cadre of executive educational leaders charged with transforming schools and colleges,” says Carlos Nevarez, director of the program. “They will be in a position to affect school-change processes and shape



educational policies for many years to come.”

» During the first two years of the program, students typically take classes on Friday evenings and all day Saturday, every other week » During the third year, students work independently on their doctoral dissertation

»» Dr. Carlos Nevarez, Director of the Educational Leadership Doctorate Program at Sacramento State

We are building the next cadre of executive educational

leaders charged with tr ansforming schools and colleges.

Fall 2006: President Alexander Gonzalez establishes University Budget Advisory Committee, creating unprecedented transparency for the campus budget process

2007: Brokers of Expertise project commences

2007: Sac State achieves a 83.7% recycling and reuse rate, with nearly 10,000 tons of material diverted from landfills

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URSING PROGR AM » While Sacramento State’s Division of Nursing prepares future nurses to address the state-wide shortage, it’s also preparing for a critical


For years, Nursing operated in outdated and overcrowded facilities in El Dorado Hall, where faculty and staff had to move simulation mannequins in and out of rooms to properly conduct labs. With the acquisition of the 188,000 square-foot Folsom Hall, the division is poised to move into the much-needed larger space for academic programs.

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Facts: » Sac State’s Nursing Program has more than 5,000 alumni » Over half of these alumni work in the Sacramento region » Applicants to the

Ann Stoltz, chair of the Division of Nursing, says, “With 80

Nursing Program have

students, we’re having to shuffle labs for 12 hours a day to get all

an average GPA of 3.83

the students through the labs. It’s important that we’re able to


provide more experience for our new students so we can turn out the best professional nurses we can.” The Nursing Program’s excellence was evident when the two »» Faculty instructing a student in a nursing simulation lab

most recent class graduates who took their state boards had 100 percent passage rates. With the upcoming move, Folsom Hall can better accommodate the program’s outstanding curriculum.

Spring 2007: Sac State launches leadership initiative program to foster leadership development among students

January 2007: Parking Structure III opens

April 2007: Broadway and film star Carol Channing gives a special performance and master class on campus while promoting arts education

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hile maintaining academic excellence is Sacramento State’s number one priority, there’s no doubt that students want an environment where they can relax and enjoy themselves when they close their textbooks and turn off the laptop. Destination 2010 has strengthened the University’s attractions and offerings not only for students, faculty and staff, but also for members of the community at large. Sacramento State has complemented the natural beauty of its park-like setting beside the American River with more landscaping and flowers, added artwork that adorns the grounds and interiors of many

buildings, and provided more directional signs that make it easier for visitors to find their way around.

and mayoral candidate debates, and the Sacramento mayor’s State of the City address.

Sacramento State now has a new 3,100-space parking structure that provides spaces during the busiest times of the day and school year, making it easier to attend classes and enjoy the University’s wealth of events and attractions.

The arts and science programs continue to grow at Sacramento State and contribute to the University’s high community profile.

Sacramento State’s role as a regional event destination continues to expand. The campus has hosted several civic gatherings in the University Union, such as the gubernatorial

The Music Department’s Jazz Program has won awards for its vocal groups, Latin band and individual students from Downbeat magazine. The Theatre and Dance Department has been recognized with invitations to the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Festival.

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To better promote its events as well as the University’s numerous awards, achievements and programs,

There are more reasons than ever to consider Sacramento State when looking for something to do, or a place to shop or eat. And those offerings will continue to expand as the University grows along with the Sacramento region, making the University a destination campus.

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The University’s Police Department makes sure the campus is a safe place. An Emergency Notification System (ENS) was initiated in 2008 to deliver information about emergencies or critical incidents to all members of the campus community, and many officers now patrol the grounds on bicycles to make themselves more visible, accessible and community-oriented.

Sacramento State joined with Clear Channel Outdoor advertising in 2008 to construct the Sacramento State Digital Sign next to Highway 50. The sign not only informs the community about University topics, but also provides Amber Alerts about abducted children and serves as a campus landmark.


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Guest lecturers provide informative looks into the world of science and technology through Sacramento State’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lecture series. Topics are far-ranging and explore

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The Design Department holds guest lectures by leaders in their fields, and its students repeatedly garner awards at major shows. Fine arts are represented in galleries scattered around the campus, offering exhibits such as the works of modern artist and Sac State alumnus Wayne Thiebaud; art from Romania, Thailand, Korea and many other nations; and displays from faculty who have exhibited their work around the world.


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students and faculty contribute outstanding and

award-winning performances and works of art that enrich the

festivals and competitions


throughout the year,

That commitment was confirmed in April 2007, when actress

including the American

and singer Carol Channing and her husband, Harry Kullijian,

College Dance Festival

came to the campus on behalf of the arts in a visit that featured a

and the Kennedy Center

special live performance by the Broadway legend.

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Sac State Theatre and Dance Professor Ed Brazo staged the

Theatre Festival

production, which included many student performances.

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“Carol and Harry mesmerized everyone,” Brazo said.

has won several awards,

“Students and I still discuss the comments and advice Carol gave


including best college

to them during an informal gathering.”

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The couple also donated $10,000 to establish a scholarship so

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Sacramento State’s already successful arts programs will continue »» Broadway legend Carol Channing with Sac State Theatre and Dance students

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to thrive.

have had their work displayed at prestigious galleries around the world

Students and i still discuss the comments and advice

carol gave to them during an informal gathering.

June 2007: New N. Matthew Mahan Theatre Lobby opens in Shasta Hall

June 2007: The Sokiku Nakatani Japanese Tea Garden opens at the University Library

Summer 2007: University Enterprises, Inc. acquires the CalSTRS building

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IRECTIONAL SIGNS » The directional and

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building signs that make it easy for students,

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faculty, staff and visitors to find their way around

the Sacramento State campus first appeared in Fall 2006. The

identification signs, two

signs were created by Graphic Design students and are now an

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integral part of the University landscape.

five auto directories low,

The signs were the class project for the Spring 2005

12 parking lot signs and

“Corporate ID Systems” graphic design course. Professor John

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Forrest led eight student teams through a design process that

installed in the first phase

accounted for the goals of Destination 2010, a wayfinding system

» Phase II — eight large

and practical considerations. The factors for the signs ranged

directories with maps

from appearance, to maintenance, to expense, to location.

and six small directories

“The wayfinding sign project was a unique opportunity for


the students to solve a real-world problem,” says Forrest. “The signs had real concerns, a real client, real implications and, in the end, a positive impact on the campus.” »» Professor John Forrest next to student-designed campus signage

The wayfinding sign project was a unique opportunity for the students to solve a real-world problem.

Fall 2007: Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation become partners of Sacramento State with a $500,000 commitment over five years for scholarships and support

Fall 2007: First cohort of the new Doctorate in Educational Leadership admitted

Fall 2007: Upper Eastside Lofts open to students

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TAFF AWARDS » Each year Sacramento State staff who have reached milestones in their service are honored for their commitment. The number of

Facts: » Total number of staff

employees who have been here 20 years or more is impressive. One of those is Barbara Sloan, associate director of outreach, admissions and records, a Sac State employee for 30 years. She

employees: 1,390 » The awards celebrate staff who have worked

understands why University employees stay devoted to their

for the University for more

work. “They really like what they do. They know they’re making a

than 10, 20 or 30 years

contribution to the University and the state of California.” Sloan likes the mix of office duties and working in the community to get young people into a four-year university. She’s covered a lot of territory during her tenure here. “At one time I had visited every high school and community college from


Bakersfield to the Oregon border,” Sloan says. She’s rewarded for her work every commencement. “There’s something nice about knowing they’re walking across that stage »» Barbara Sloan, with her award for 30 years of service at Sac State

with a diploma in their hand and I had some small part in that,” Sloan says.

At one time i had visited every high school and community

Fall 2007: Hornet Bookstore opens

college from bakersfield to the oregon border.

Spring 2008: Academic Advising Center’s new service program is fully implemented, with 20,000 students advised each academic year

Spring 2008: Financial Aid Awareness Campaign increases number of aid applications by more than 36 percent

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AYOR AL DEBATES » Sacramento State reaffirmed its commitment to the community by

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hosting a live debate between mayoral candidates

» The audience was

Heather Fargo and Kevin Johnson. For more than an hour, both

comprised almost

candidates engaged directly with the primarily student audience,

entirely of students

and also fielded taped questions. “The students asked tough questions that are important to their futures, as well as to the future of our city,” says University President Alexander Gonzalez. The debate was broadcast live from the University Union Ballroom on KCRA Channel 3 and KXJZ Capital Public Radio. “We brought this debate to campus to give Sacramento State’s students the opportunity to ask the questions that they want answered,” says Gonzalez.

» This was not the first time Sacramento State hosted a major political debate. The University hosted the gubernatorial debate between candidates Arnold Schwarzenegger and Phil Angelides in 2006

»» Mayoral candidates Heather Fargo and Kevin Johnson

The students asked tough questions that are important to their futures, as well as to the future of our city.

March 2008: Emergency Notification System (ENS) has its first test run

Summer 2008: Broad Fieldhouse opens

Summer 2008: Digital Sign off Highway 50 begins generating revenue for faculty


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he campus environment, both learning and leisure, has changed dramatically. Books are giving way to laptops, computer screens have replaced chalkboards, and technology brings students more entertainment and recreational choices than ever before.

Students are looking for stimulating offerings that keep them intellectually engaged, physically and mentally fit, and provide a wide range of activities for their lifestyles. Destination 2010 has expanded and enhanced these options. The Academic Information Resource Center (AIRC) is a haven for students seeking a unique study area, offering

wireless service, computer labs, group and individual study stations, and plenty of comfortable seating, 24 hours a day. To expand on the AIRC’s offerings, spaces across the campus are being transformed into smart classrooms where computers, interface applications for video projectors and other high-tech features create a more challenging learning experience. The Broad Fieldhouse, opened in 2008, provides state-ofthe-art training facilities for student-athletes, strengthening Sac State’s sports programs and increasing the public interest in them.

The Hornet Bookstore is about more than just textbooks these days. Opened in fall of 2007, the facility also provides students with the latest in classroom and lab supplies. There’s also Sacramento State merchandise and clothing, and a coffee bar creates yet another place on campus where students can gather and take a break from their studies. The University’s new housing options reflect students’ needs and demands. For example, the American River Courtyard, opened in August 2009, caters to sophomores and up who want a more independent living situation from traditional residence halls. Suites have private bedrooms, plus a common living

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give students a choice of recreational activities that run from badminton and bass fishing to skiing and yoga.

The Upper Eastside Lofts apartment complex is designed for students and located within walking distance of the campus, light rail service and several shops and restaurants.

Students looking for something to do in between or after classes head to the University Union.


UNIQUE brings movies and lectures to the campus, holds Wednesday “Nooner” concerts, and stages live entertainment from cutting-edge comics and musicians. Challenging physical activities can be found through Peak Adventures. A ropes course, clinics about outdoor subjects and a bike shop are available on campus. Or head off campus for organized

backpacking, snow-shoeing or rafting trips.

Sacramento State’s newest addition, The Well, is a singular melding of health and wellness into one facility and program. The Well houses Sacramento State’s primary care clinic, pharmacy, nutrition center, counseling and other services. Students also enjoy staying healthy with the basketball and racquetball courts, cardio and weight training room, or the 56-foot rock climbing wall.

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Getting together with students who share similar interests is easy through Student Organizations and Leadership. There are almost 120 academic organizations alone to choose from, covering interests such as business and marketing to how to build a concrete canoe. A wide range of ethnic and cultural interests are offered by other clubs, while still others

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ORNET BOOKSTORE » The new Hornet Bookstore has been meeting students’ academic needs and bringing the University community

» The three-story building

together since its opening in 2007. With a Bookstore Cafe, plenty

also houses the campus

of tables for reading and studying and all of the textbooks and

business auxiliary,

supplies required for class, the Hornet Bookstore is a one-stop

University Enterprises,

shop for students, faculty and staff. “What sets the Hornet

Inc., and Subway

Bookstore apart is its focus on students. We are here to serve their needs,” says Jim Reinhart, executive director of University Enterprises, Inc., the campus auxiliary that runs the bookstore. He also credits an innovative public-private partnership with helping to provide the amenities that students want most. “Our bookstore vendor’s nationwide presence allows us to offer



initiatives like our Rent-a-Text program, which saves our students money on their books,” Reinhart says.

» The 58,000 square foot bookstore replaced a much smaller facility that had been in use for decades » Subway opened a franchise at the south side of the bookstore in 2009

»» UEI Executive Director Jim Reinhart inside the new Hornet Bookstore

» The Follett Higher Education Group provided $1.3 million for interior and other work on the

What sets the hornet bookstore apart is its focus

August 2008: Sacramento State and the City of Sacramento establish a formal MOU

new Hornet Bookstore

on students. We are here to serve their needs.

September 2008: Recreation and Wellness Center groundbreaking

October 2008: Student Technology Center opens

Destination 2010


ROAD FIELDHOUSE » A new fieldhouse for the football and track programs was a longstanding dream that became a reality under Destination 2010. The Eli

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and Edythe L. Broad Fieldhouse offers a modern facility with

provided a $2 million

locker rooms, a large weight room with new training equipment,

gift to the facility

sports medicine rooms, coaches’ offices and a beautiful terrace for viewing games. The Broad Fieldhouse will impact the football and track programs for years to come, assisting with recruitment and providing a great space for visiting teams and the community. Head football coach Marshall Sperbeck says, “This puts us at the top, [with] probably one of the top facilities

» The new complex doubled the size of space for our student-athletes » Promotes strength and conditioning training

in the Big Sky Conference. It just gives us a sense of confidence in where we’re going.”


»» The state-of-the-art Broad Fieldhouse sits next to Hornet Stadium

Fall 2008: One Book Program commences

Fall 2008: Troops to College campaign begins to support returning veteran students

Spring 2009: Provost Joseph Sheley holds campus summit to showcase the University’s accomplishments with assessment

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Sacramento State officials decided to build a new

» ARC opened August, 2009

residence hall, it quickly became apparent it would

have to be something different from the shared bedrooms and

» Units: 150

bath facilities of standard campus housing.

» Student residents: 420

“Students were interested in a complex that fostered a more independent style of living, and President Alexander Gonzalez

» Total number of students

was right on board with them,” says Vice President for Student

living on campus: 1,400

Affairs Lori Varlotta. Opened in August 2009, the American River Courtyard has suite-style rooms that feature a kitchen equipped with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and cupboards. Each suite has its own bathroom, and other facility amenities include wireless Internet


service, a retail food store and a courtyard for other outdoor gatherings. “The building is a great example of how Sacramento State »» Vice President for Student Affairs Lori Varlotta stands proud at the new residence hall, American River Courtyard

listens to students and addresses their needs,” Varlotta says.

The building is a great example of how sacr amento state

Spring 2009: Veterans Service Center moves to larger, centrally located office to better serve student-veterans on campus

listens to students and addresses their needs.

March 2009: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics receives a grant for stem cell research

Summer 2009: Alumni Association launches Student Alumni Association

Destination 2010


MART CLASSROOMS » If you follow the evolution of classrooms over the years it probably goes something like this — ink wells, chalkboards, overhead projectors,

white boards.

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Facts: » All smart classrooms and technology-assisted

Sacramento State’s Information Resources and Technology

classrooms have closed

Division is taking the classroom to the next level by developing

captioning capabilities

smart and technology-assisted classrooms. Smart classrooms have equipment that allows an instructor to easily connect a laptop to a video projector or play a DVD. Technology assisted classrooms take it up a notch by including a “technological podium” that houses a Windows platform

» There are dozens of smart classrooms and 24 technology-assisted classrooms on campus

computer, control/interface panels and a high-resolution document camera.


“Did you know that the backside of a penny has a statue of Lincoln between the columns of the Lincoln Monument? It’s not »» Associate Vice President Doug Jackson demonstrates new technology in one of the campus’s smart classrooms

June 2009: Professors Dana Kivel and Timothy Fong receive the first Crandell Faculty Advancement grants to support fundraising for academic programs

visible to the naked eye, but it shows up clearly with a document camera,” says Doug Jackson, IRT’s associate vice president for Academic Computing.

July 2009: The Western Association of Schools and Colleges notes a “remarkable cultural shift” at Sac State in reaffirming the University accreditation

August 2009: American River Courtyard residential housing opens

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HE WELL » The exciting new Recreation and Wellness Center, “The Well,” scheduled to open in Fall 2010, is a capstone in the Destination 2010 initiative. The Well

» The Well is a student-

offers a vast array of fitness and health options for the campus

focused and student-


supported center

The center was approved by a vote of the student body, and the students agreed to pay a fee to fund the project so no state money was used. The Well pushes Sacramento State toward the future with a state-of-the-art facility that combines gym amenities with nutrition, a student health clinic and sports medicine facilities. “The Well’s opening is a transformational moment for Sacramento State that will enhance the vibrancy of campus life



for years to come,” says President Alexander Gonzalez.

» The center incorporates sustainable materials and technology such as recycled content finishes, self shading skylights, and site cast exterior panels » Includes a rock climbing wall and indoor running track

»» Shown under construction, The Well will offer a vast array of fitness options to the campus community

The well’s opening is a tr ansformational moment… that will

August 2009: Alumni Center Patio opens

enhance the vibr ancy of campus life for years to come.

Fall 2009: Film Studies major offered for the first time

Fall 2009: Sac State’s Department of Public Safety increases bike patrols to increase service, safety and accessibility

Destination 2010


LUMNI CENTER PATIO » Sacramento State dedicated a new patio at the Alumni Center on Aug. 20, 2009, giving alumni and friends an outdoor space

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Facts: » More than 1,000 event

to gather and enjoy for decades to come. The project was part of

guests have used the

the University’s ongoing effort to make the campus and Alumni

patio in its first year

Center more accessible to the community. “Over the last 10 years, the Alumni Center has become not only a place for alumni to congregate, but also a gateway for Sacramento State with the community,” says Jennifer Barber, Alumni Association executive director. “The addition of a patio has amplified the welcoming nature of our facility and increased the flexibility of the space.” Generous donations of time and resources made the project

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possible. John Barney, then president of the Alumni Association Board, took the lead in securing volunteers that could get the »» Alumni and President Gonzalez celebrate the opening of the Alumni Center Patio

project completed. Two key volunteers were Scott Maxwell and Larry Cook, who stepped forward to coordinate donated services and materials to minimize the project’s cost.

October 2009: The California Smart Grid Center at Sacramento State receives $127.5 million in federal stimulus funds

December 2009: University unveils its Thiebaud Collection

December 2009: The Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation awards a $500,000 grant to Sac State to equip a Nursing lab in Folsom Hall

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acramento State has taken great strides to engage the community. Our alumni are involved like never before. Philanthropic giving is at record highs. And dynamic partnerships with the city of Sacramento and non-profits such as SMUD have created new opportunities for collaboration. We are proud of these achievements which have strengthened Sacramento State’s presence in the community. Since 2004, when the Destination 2010 initiative began, our alumni have stepped up and not only

contributed financially through the Annual Fund, but also with numerous volunteer hours. We have made new friends in the community who see the importance of supporting higher education. The abundance of support for Sacramento State from the community over the last six years has been astounding. Alumni have come out to support the University as donors and volunteers. The current economy poses a challenge, but we know that the philanthropic spirit exists in the Sacramento region. We see it with the

outpouring of support from friends of Sacramento State who have made the University a better place through generous donations of their time and money. Whether they are involved in the many advisory bodies such as the Alumni Association board, Community Council or University Foundation board, their voices and support are integral to our continued success. They understand that sustaining a community asset such as Sac State demands advocates who can spread the message in the region and beyond.

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The Stuart Foundation provided the University with a three-year, $525,000 grant to support the Sacramento Guardian Scholars Consortium, a partnership between Sacramento State, UC Davis and Cosumnes River College which directly addresses former foster youth

student success at institutions of higher education. These projects are just a few exciting reasons that philanthropic support is so important to our campus. Let’s look to the future. The campus is entering a new phase of growth and change. Join us in realizing our vision.

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ELLS FARGO » Wells Fargo has been an ardent supporter of Sacramento State and Destination 2010. Through their generous support, the

University has benefited immensely over the last six years with funding going toward scholarships for the Guardian Scholars and Honors Program, the One Book program, and other campus initiatives. “At Wells Fargo, we believe supporting education is essential to the future of our community’s success, and we have a long

Facts: » Provided $500,000 over five years to the University » Offers financial services to students, staff and faculty via the University’s One Card

history of supporting Sacramento State education programs,” says Felix Fernandez, Wells Fargo’s Northern California regional president. “Many of our team members and customers have links to Sacramento State, and we see the University as a distinguished


pillar of our community. That’s why we’re committed to supporting Sacramento State and its scholarship programs.” »» Support from Wells Fargo and other donors has helped Honors Program students at Sacramento State

2009: 24 classrooms renovated and upgraded with the latest teaching technologies

January 2010: Capital Fellows program named a top internship in the nation

January 2010: SMUD presents Sac State with a $74,331 award for energy efficiency in the American River Courtyard

Destination 2010


LUMNI ASSOCIATION » Sacramento State is blessed with alumni who haven’t forgotten their experiences — and who do whatever they can to help

current students realize their educational dreams. Chris Higdon, (’85 Business) is president and CEO of California Moving Systems, Inc. and president-elect of the Alumni Association. “We’re involved in a lot of activities,” Higdon says. His firm provides moving, storage and transportation services to various departments on campus. Personally, he helps raise funds for various campus causes and is involved in the President’s Circle. He also notes that the association’s various special-interest

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Facts: » Sacramento State’s Alumni Association has approximately 5,300 members » Alumni can network and catch up with friends in any of the association’s 20 chapters » Alumni Association

chapters provide mentoring programs for students and

scholarships are awarded

networking events to provide them with better employment

annually to students

opportunities. »» Outstanding alumni are honored at the annual Distinguished Service Awards

“I’m proud to see the campus grow and continue to thrive,” Higdon says. “I’m blown away by Destination 2010 and what it’s accomplished over a short period.”

I’m blown away by destination 2010 and what it’s accomplished over a short period.

February 2010: Nursing classes begin in Folsom Hall, the former CalSTRS building

March 2010: Sac State announces partnership to bring UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions to Hornet Stadium

March 2010: American River Courtyard wins New Public Project Award for 2009 from Sacramento Business Journal


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LANNED GIVING » Sacramento State’s Development Department reorganized its Planned


Giving Program in 2005 with stunning results.

» In 2009, Sac State’s private

Testamentary commitments, future contributions to Sac State

charit were distributed:

made in people’s will or trusts, have grown about 500 percent since then. Local attorney Mark Drobny, a member of Sac State’s Planned

Scholarships – 75%

Giving Advisory Committee, says most people don’t consider

Equipment and

extending their bequests beyond the immediate family until

supplies – 10%

presented with other opportunities. “A remarkable percentage of people then say, ‘Yeah, I think we should name some charities,’”

Programs – 15%

Drobny says. Education is a leading receiver of those funds. One client


who earned her degree while being a single mother made a bequest for other single mothers going to college. “She wanted to make it a little bit easier for other single moms,” Drobny says. »» Mark Drobny at his office

He credits the recent success to the dedication of the Development staff. Vince Sales, associate vice president for Development, echoes that sentiment, and adds that leadership among advisory board members has also played a major role.

She wanted to make it a little bit easier for other single moms.

March 2010: Sac State hosts inaugural Sacramento Med Tech Showcase

April 2010: Sac State launches redesigned homepage

April 2010: Phase II of President Alexander Gonzalez’ Community Council concludes

Destination 2010


IT Y MOU » On Aug. 28, 2008, University President Alexander Gonzalez, then-Mayor Heather Fargo and then-City Manager Ray Kerridge signed a Memorandum

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Facts: Sacramento State has

of Understanding agreement between the City of Sacramento

also formed formal

and the University. Under the MOU, both entities seek to find

partnerships with:

opportunities to realize their complementary visions. The partnership has led to a Mayoral Fellows Program, in which Sacramento State students work in Mayor Kevin Johnson’s office. Charles Gossett, dean of Sac State’s College of Social Sciences

» Sacramento County, to support Guardian Scholars » The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District,

and Interdisciplinary Studies, which is helping to administer the

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program, notes that faculty serve as mentors to each fellow.

of General Services and

“The internships are what Sac State is all about — providing

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opportunities to students and service to our community,”

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Gossett says.

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»» MOU signing ceremony with then-Mayor Heather Fargo and President

Sacramento State


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May 2010: University signs MOU with Sacramento County to support young adults leaving foster care

May 2010: First doctorates in Educational Leadership conferred

May 2010: First class graduates from Honors Program




o supplement the support provided by the State of California General Fund, each campus in the California State University system is expected to raise private support and to meet an established philanthropic productivity goal. This goal is based on the campus’s annual state appropriation and represents a percentage of its general operating budget.

Annual Fundr aising Totals 2005 – 09 *

of philanthropic support for 2005–09


At Sacramento State, philanthropic activity includes gifts (both cash and in-kind), pledges, grants from private foundations and testamentary commitments through estate plans. Philanthropic support is received through the University and its primary philanthropic partner, The University Foundation at Sacramento State, as well as other auxiliaries such as University Enterprises, Inc., which manages grants for the University; Associated Students, Inc.; and Capital Public Radio, which is licensed through Sacramento State. During the Destination 2010 intiative, Sacramento State met and surpassed its CSU philanthropic productivity goals four years in a row, raising $46.6 million.

Sources of Support 2005 – 09 * Other Individuals Alumni

Other Organizations Corporations Foundations

*Dates indicate totals reported each fiscal year. Totals include pledges, commitments, gifts and private grants reported to the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

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