Office of the Associate Vice President

 

January 2019

 

Welcome to CSUF Irvine Center for Spring Semester 2019.  We hope you had an enjoyable holiday break and are ready for a stimulating and challenging semester. 

The Irvine Center is as large and diversified as ever with an expanded array of programs and supports for faculty and students.  Our goal is to provide the best of a Cal State Fullerton education, including the information and support students need to be successful, in a setting that is small in scale, close to home and work, and conducive to immersive experiences and personal attention. Our presence in Irvine reflects the commitment of Cal State Fullerton to improving quality and access by working with its community college partners in the South County region, being responsive to evolving workforce needs, and serving as a center of innovation in our teaching, research and community partnerships.

The Inland Empire/Orange Small Business Development Center along with the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Incubator are in full operation in the Banting 1 building.  We are also pleased to have colleagues in Extension and International Programs in their new offices in IRVC 127 in support of certificate and other programs.  The Titan After School Education and Safety program with the Tustin Unified School District continues to expand in size and scope, with its location in IRVC 158 and 159 in the Irvine Center.

We continue to focus our energies this year on student success, expansion of student awareness of support services, developing our career services and events, and working to support faculty who teach at Irvine. Look for an expansion of faculty supports this semester.

Finally, last year, CSUF Irvine Center hosted for well over 100 meetings, retreats and other gatherings for a variety of local, regional and national groups. Our presence near the Irvine Spectrum Center, and a number of world class businesses and organizations, make our 3 Banting location ideal. Please keep us in mind if you are in search of a great meeting place.

 Once again, welcome and thank you for making CSUF Irvine Center a success.

    Sincerely,

    Stephan R. Walk, PhD.

  Stephan R. Walk, PhD.,
Interim Associate Vice President for South County Operations and Initiatives