ANNUAL REPORT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors | Policy Agenda | Strategic Plan | Committees

OFFICERS

Executive Officers | Special Officers

STAFF

Professional Staff | Student Assistants

STATE & FEDERAL ADVOCACY

CHESS | Back to Basics | Choose CSU | Legislative Bills | Federal Advocacy

SYSTEMWIDE ADVOCACY

Board of Trustees | Student Trustees | Systemwide Committees

YEAR-END FINANCIALS

Budget | Audit
2017/2018 Photos

2017/2018 ANNUAL REPORT

WELCOME LETTER

CSSA Executive Director, Dr. C. Rob Shorette II, letter introducing the 2017-2018 Annual Report

Annual Report Letter

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS | POLICY AGENDA | STRATEGIC PLAN | COMMITTEES

2017/2018

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Cal State Student Association Board of Directors consists of 23 representatives, one from each of the California State University campus Associated Students and student government organizations. The Board of Directors sets the priorities and direction for the year through its annual policy agenda, and sets long-term priorities through the implementation and assessment of the organizational strategic plan.

Board of Directors

2017/2018

POLICY AGENDA

The policy agenda outlines the four priority areas through which the CSSA Board of Directors focused its advocacy efforts. This document aimed to ensure an affordable, safe, inclusive, equitable, and supportive educational experience for California State University students.

Policy Agenda

2018

STRATEGIC PLAN

The 2018 Strategic Plan: Educate. Empower. Influence. is a product of the collective efforts of student leaders and professional staff, and is intended to guide the strategic activities of the organization for years to come in order to best serve California State University (CSU) students.

Strategic Plan

2017/2018

COMMITTEES

CSSA committees provide direction and serve as resources to the Board of Directors. During the 2017/2018 year, CSSA had 9 committees which included audit, finance, civic engagement, internal affairs, legislative affairs, personnel, social justice and equity, student trustee, and university affairs committees.

Committee Members

OFFICERS

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS | SPECIAL OFFICERS

2017/2018

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

CSSA executive officers are elected by the Board of Directors each May and serve a one-year term beginning on July 1st. Executive officers chair committees and represent the organization on a systemwide, state, and federal level; work with CSSA staff to accomplish the annual goals of the current board set in the policy agenda, as well as during committee and board meetings; and ensure the achievement of long-term goals set in governing documents such as the strategic plan.

Executive Officers

2017/2018

SPECIAL OFFICERS

CSSA special officers are elected by the Board of Directors each July and serve until June 31st. Special officers represent the organization in specific areas of interest and/or in the capacity of liaison to other organizations legislative bodies.

Special Officers

STAFF

PROFESSIONAL STAFF | STUDENT ASSISTANTS

2017/2018

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Guided by the student leaders of the organization and governing documents such as the policy agenda and the strategic plan, CSSA professional staff support day-to-day operations. CSSA staff are located in two locations; at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, California and in immediate proximity of the State Capitol in Sacramento, California.

Professional Staff

2017/2018

STUDENT ASSISTANTS

CSSA student assistants assist the CSSA staff in day to day operations of the organization. During the 2017/2018 year CSSA had two student assistants positions which were the Graphic Design Student Assistant (Long Beach, CA) and the Government Relations Student Assistant (Sacramento, CA).

Student Assistants

STATE & FEDERAL ADVOCACY

CHESS | CAMPAIGNS | LEGISLATION | FEDERAL

CALIFORNIA HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT SUMMIT

CHESS 2018

CSSA hosted the 23rd annual California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), which brings together CSU students from across the state. Nearly 250 students participated in a full day of advocacy training followed by legislative meetings at the State Capitol..

CHESS 2018

BACK TO BASICS

STUDENT BASIC NEEDS CAMPAIGN

The 2019 Back to Basics campaign aimed to address food insecurity, housing insecurity, and mental health for California State University Students.

Back To Basics Campaign

CHOOSE CSU

CAMPAIGN TO FULLY FUND THE CSU

The 2019 Choose CSU campaign advocated for a fully funded California State University to better the experience of students, faculty, staff, and citizens of the State of California.

Choose CSU Campaign

2018

STATE LEGISLATION

The CSSA Board of Directors takes position on legislation before and during the California state legislative year. CSSA’s staff and committees recommend positions and analysis for sponsoring, co-sponsoring, supporting, and/or opposing state legislation.

Legislation

FEDERAL ADVOCACY

CSSA IN WASHINGTON DC

CSSA traveled to Washington D.C. three times in the 2017/2018 year and advocated for issues affecting CSU students. The three main topics for advocacy at the federal level were Title IX, DACA, and Pell grants. We advocated with our CSU staff, faculty, and other student organization partners in these efforts.

Federal Advocacy

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