The sudden departure of CSU Channel Islands President Erika Beck came as a surprise to key stakeholders, but it also creates an unusual set of opportunities. Beck will decamp in January to take the helm of CSU Northridge, a 40,000-student campus in need of strong leadership. Northridge is five times larger than Channel Islands. It Read More →
By Greg Steiner Whenever I took on a new role, I started out by sharing “ground rules” with my new team. This was a set of guidelines on how we were going to operate. One such rule was that each staff member’s opinions and recommendations were not limited to their specific role or functional area. Read More →
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By Julie Rovner California Healthline If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted. Barring something truly unforeseen, it’s fairly certain that on Jan. 20 the U.S. will still be in the Read More →
In a difficult year for philanthropy, it’s important to recognize those who have helped steer this important economic sector through a time of great challenges. Which is why we’re going to take time to note some of the people and organizations that will be recognized Nov. 19 at the annual Association of Fundraising Professionals National Read More →
By David Grau Recently, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors was told that a proposed Community Workforce Agreement on county projects would likely increase project costs more than $75 million over the next five years. Their own staff recommended that the board reject the proposed CWA. However, an undeterred Supervisor John Zaragoza, along with Supervisors Read More →
By Jim Knell At some point—and no one really knows when—the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic will end and life will go back to normal. We’ll walk the streets again without masks. Shops and dine without restriction. And go back to work in offices. What will remain is the memory of how our government treated Read More →