Humboldt State University
President's Report
President Jackson
Building community connections is crucial to the success of Humboldt State University. We are focused on this, and in the last several months we have done much to strengthen our ties with College of the Redwoods and its President, Keith Flamer.
There has always been a close relationship between CR and HSU, but until recently there was no formal agreement between the two. I was honored to sign a memorandum of understanding with President Flamer that will lead to collaboration on joint academic programs, admissions, intercollegiate athletics, university housing, campus safety, and more.
We are already making good headway, working closely to develop HSU's new RN-to-BSN nursing program, and creating a new agreement to share library resources. CR recently added three degree pathways that will prepare students in Social Justice, Environmental Science, and Social Work and Human Services to attend HSU and other four-year schools.
It's all part of our commitment to prepare local high school students for college success. They, in turn, will improve our region's economy, culture, and quality of life.
In addition to CR, we are partnering with local tribes to ensure their young people have access to a four-year education and the resources to help them succeed. In November, we hosted representatives from many tribal nations on campus for a very meaningful day of discussions.
And in December, more than 400 high school students representing 30 tribal affiliations visited campus to learn about education opportunities and the HSU experience. I'm eager to welcome many of them next year as new students at Humboldt State University.
— President Jackson

Dean Named Interim Provost

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Dean Lisa Bond-Maupin was named Interim Provost and will take over the position on January 2.
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Lisa Bond-Maupin

HSU Continues to Support DACA Community

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. HSU has reaffirmed its commitment to undocumented students and their families.
Learn about DACA resources
Tribal Nations Gathering

Campus Hosts Tribal Nations Reps

In mid-November, Humboldt State hosted representatives from many tribal nations for a day of discussions and strengthening relationships. The representatives shared updates as well as information about ways they were engaging with HSU. It was all organized by the Council of American Indian Faculty & Staff.

HSU Foundation Expands Social- and Eco-Conscious Investments

The Humboldt State University Foundation has increased its investments in socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds to 26 percent, which is well beyond the initial goal. And the commitment could soon expand even further.
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President Jacks & President Flamer

HSU and CR Presidents Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership

The College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University have formalized a longstanding partnership, with the overall goal of making the path to a four-year degree seamless for students who transfer. The new memorandum of understanding establishes a formal collaboration on joint academic programs, admissions, intercollegiate athletics, university housing, and campus safety, and a commitment to discuss additional partnership and collaboration opportunities.
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Robin Meiggs with husband Scott Heller

Endowed Scholarship for Rowing Athletes

Recently retired Humboldt Women's Rowing Coach Robin Meiggs and her husband Scott Heller recently gave $250,000 to create an endowed scholarship that will help support student-athletes for generations. It is the largest single gift ever to HSU Athletics.
Other alumni and supporters have joined in to give to the scholarship, and fundraising efforts continue for the Robin A. Meiggs Scholarship.
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Recognition for Excellence in Fire Ecology

Humboldt State University joins only eight other universities in the country in receiving the certification for contributing to the field of fire ecology.
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Schools Partner with HSU Social Work on New Mental Health Grant

A pair of new grants from the U.S. Department of Education will bring nearly $5 million to Humboldt and Del Norte county schools to educate and place Social Work students as interns to support youth mental health.
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Debate Team Has Strong Start to Competitive Season

The HSU debate team left their mark this fall by facing off with the most competitive debate teams in the country in a trio of key tournaments. The result was one of the best beginnings to a competitive season in recent memory.
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Donors Gave $7 Million to Humboldt State University

Over the most recent year, thousands of donors gave $7 million in charitable support through the Humboldt State University Foundation and charitable grants to support students and programs.
Learn more about the year in giving
St. Joseph Donation
First Generation

Celebrating HSU's First-Generation Students

The University joined thousands of college campuses across the nation in the First-Generation College Celebration, an annual event designed to empower, connect, and foster excitement.
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45th American Indian College Motivation Day Celebrates Heritage and Higher Ed

More than 400 high school students from 30 different tribal affiliations visited HSU for the 45th annual event. It featured workshops, lectures, campus tours, and special presentations aimed at increasing the representation and success in higher education for Indigenous People.
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College Motivation Day
Attendees at American Indian College Motivation Day
View from Cypress

HSU Creates $1,000 Scholarship for On-campus Living

Starting in Fall 2020, students who attend Humboldt State University and live in on-campus housing will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help pay their housing costs.
Read more about the housing scholarship
Tribal Welcome
Tribal Welcome in the Kate Buchanan Room
Fall Preview for prospective students
Fall Preview for prospective students
Military Appreciation Night at basketball
Military Appreciation Night at basketball
Club Fair
Clubs Fair on the Quad

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