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Volume 56, Number 11    October 27, 2008         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

Celebrating 20 years as President
In an Oct. 18 profile, the San Francisco Examiner featured President Robert A. Corrigan and his leadership in making SF State "the City's University." For 20 years, Corrigan has guided the University through budget cuts and growing enrollment numbers, while also focusing on issues of social justice and social responsibility. "The notion is that a San Francisco State education is one that promotes the sense of citizenship and concern for justice and concern for equity," Corrigan said. "Everybody says now, that's one of the things we are known for nationally, and it's really sort of blossomed in the 20 years that I've been here."

Perea to promote social justice
An Oct. 15 Diverse Issues in Higher Education story announced Jacob Perea's new position as university dean for social justice initiatives. In the newly-created position, Perea will oversee efforts to encourage access and equity at SF State, after serving as dean of the College of Education for 12 years. Perea will work directly with President Robert A. Corrigan, administrators and faculty to develop strategic plans to initiate a strong social justice focus on campus, supporting the University's core values. "While social justice is already extremely important to this University, we still have more to learn," Perea said. "I will be consulting faculty and staff across the board and proposing a model that will institutionalize social justice on campus. The goal is that recognizing differences, and dealing with them without fear, becomes common practice at SF State."

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