New Cal State San Bernardino president takes on fundraising challenges


The Sun — Among the many hats new Cal State San Bernardino President Tomas D. Morales wears is fundraiser-in-chief.

The Sun (San Bernardino County)The university has a fundraising goal of 10 percent of its state general fund allocation. Over the past three years, the school has exactly hit that mark, bringing in an average of $5.5 million a year.

“Given the declining level of state support to the CSU, fundraising has never been more important at Cal State San Bernardino,” Morales said.

Cuts in state funding have led to the CSU campuses cutting enrollment by 30,000 students and eliminating 3,000 jobs since the 2007-2008 school year. But donors are unlikely to plug the gaps that Sacramento has left in university coffers.

The article was published Oct. 6, 2012, and also appeared in The Daily Breeze (Torrance), The Willits (Calif.) News, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, Pasadena Star-News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Daily News (Los Angeles) and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

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