Office of the President

Welcome to California State University, Los Angeles

Photo of President James M. Rosser in commencement robe. As we move toward our 100th anniversary, we enter a new millennium as well. Now, more than ever, students must achieve a solid foundation in the critical skills of thinking, communicating and problem solving. The University continues to provide that foundation, considering it the most important aspect of our academic tradition. We believe that this enrichment will ensure the success of our students in the rapidly changing landscape of the 21st Century.

Cal State L.A.'s commitment to academic excellence provides you with unlimited learning opportunities. Our faculty, considered some of the most gifted and honored educators in the nation, is dedicated to developing the potential of each student. The University works to facilitate student-professor interaction, strengthen individual learning and enhance team-building. The diversity and varied learning and social experiences that abound at Cal State L.A. are equally important for educational enrichment. We strongly believe that these conditions are essential for success in a world of formidable tasks and responsibilities.

Over the last half-century, Cal State L.A. has created an environment where graduates have become successful leaders, creators, reformers, workers, service providers, productive citizens, and supportive family members. They continue to carry on the University's mission to build a just society that is invigorating in its variety and diversity and respectful of both the individual and the values shared by the society.

For all students at California State University, Los Angeles, the opportunities are equally boundless. We look forward to helping you participate fully in the promise of the next century at Cal State L.A.

James M. Rosser