Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Los Angeles
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 3.00 Marcus Rodriguez
Director of Programs & Leadership
Associated Students, Incorporated
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Students have the ability to join in shared governance and participate in an advisory role to the colleges, academic senate, and Cal State LA administration via committees, task forces, and other governing bodies. Those involvement opportunities are managed by the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI). ASI is a not-for-profit student run auxiliary governed by a student Board of Directors who are elected each year by the student body of Cal State LA. ASI is the officially recognized voice of the students and representatives continually advocate for student issues.

The California State University system's highest governing body is the California State University Board of Trustees. The Governor appoints two student trustees to this body from nominees proposed by the California State Student Association. These student trustees serve staggered two-year terms. One student trustee has full voting powers; the second, non-voting student trustee succeeds to the voting position upon the expiration of the term of the first. The student trustees serve alongside Governor of California, the Lieutenant Governor of California, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the CSU Chancellor, sixteen Governor Appointees confirmed by two-thirds of the State Senate, one alumni association representative appointed by the Governor, and one faculty member appoint by the Governor. http://www.csustudents.org/who-we-are/student-trustees/


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Staff have a formal role in the shared governance of the University via the Academic Senate. Two staff members are elected to the Academic Senate by the staff and serve staggered two-year terms. No more than one staff member can be elected to serve from the same department and staff senators are limited to two consecutive terms. Additionally, staff have the ability to join in other shared governance activities and participate in an advisory role to the colleges and Cal State LA administration via committees, task forces, and other governing bodies. Cal State LA staff are not elected to the CSU Board of Trustees.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Faculty have a formal role in the shared governance of the University via the Academic Senate. The Academic Senate is the official representative body of the faculty of the University and speaks on behalf of the faculty on matters within its purview. The purpose of this body is to recommend policy on curricular, promotion, retention and tenure matters, and other matters that affect faculty.

The CSU Board of Trustees is the CSU's highest governing body. The Governor of California appoints a Faculty Trustee from nominees proposed by the Statewide Academic Senate. The Alumni and Faculty Trustees serve for two years. https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/Pages/about-the-bot.aspx


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:

The President's Council at Cal State LA was formed in 2015 to engage stakeholders in the future of the University. The President convenes the Council and asks that they contribute their skills and enthusiasm to advancing the Mission, Vision, and Values of Cal State LA. Council members, all external to the University, are appointed by the President to reflect a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, expertise, and relationships with Cal State LA. The Council meets bi-annually to receive updates on University initiatives and plans, and to provide external perspective. More at: http://www.calstatela.edu/president/presidents-council


Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

The President's Council at Cal State LA was formed in 2015 to engage stakeholders in the future of the University. The President convenes the Council and asks that they contribute their skills and enthusiasm to advancing the Mission, Vision, and Values of Cal State LA. Council members, all external to the University, are appointed by the President to reflect a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, expertise, and relationships with Cal State LA. The Council meets bi-annually to receive updates on University initiatives and plans, and to provide external perspective.

Members include:

Gilbert Barajas
Founder and director of the Periodontal Health Group in Montebello

Andrew Bicos
Chief engineer for aeromechanics technology and director of enterprise technology strategy for flight sciences and systems engineering at The Boeing Company

Bill Bogaard
Retired, Mayor of Pasadena; chair of the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative

Scott Budnick
Founder and president of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Elise Buik
President and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Elisa Crystal Callow
Founding director of the Armory Center for the Arts

Steve Cooley
Retired, Los Angeles County’s 41st district attorney

Richard D. Cordova
President emeritus of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Charon D’Aiello-Sandoval
Retired, director of the Affirmative Action Program Office at Cal State LA

Frank J. De Santis
Entrepreneur, founding president of the Harbor UCLA Medical Research Institute for 35 years

Arturo Delgado
Retired, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

Victor Dominguez
Executive vice president and chief mission advancement officer for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

María Elena Durazo
General vice president for immigration, diversity and civil rights for UNITE HERE labor union

Sandra Figueroa-Villa
Executive director of El Centro del Pueblo in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Commissioner

Marshal Geller
Co-founder and managing partner of St. Cloud Capital, LLC

Mark Steven Greenfield
Artist and former arts administrator with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Ana Guerrero
Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Helen Hernandez
President and founder of the Imagen Foundation and executive producer of the Imagen Awards

John Huerta
Co-founder of the National Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Carlos Illingworth
Director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola North America

Jesse Juarros
Chief information officer for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Billie Jean King
Legendary tennis player and founder of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association

Arthur T. Leahy
Chief executive officer of Metrolink

Kate Lear
Writer, theater producer and philanthropist

David C. Lizárraga
Chair and founder of the TELACU Education Foundation

Michael A. Lucki
Certified public accountant and managing director for Lucki Advisors, LLC

Capri Maddox
Special assistant city attorney and senior advisor to Los Angeles City Attorney Michael N. Feuer

Gary J. Matus
Managing director of RSR Partners

Omel Nieves
Senior shareholder, chief operating officer and name partner of Hunt, Ortmann, Palffy, Nieves, Darling & Mah, Inc. law firm

Tam O’Shaughnessy
President and chief executive officer of Sally Ride Science

George L. Pla
President, chief executive officer and founder of Cordoba Corporation

Terrence J. Roberts
Chief executive officer of Terrence Roberts Consulting and member of the “Little Rock Nine” who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957

David Sandoval
Retired, director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Cal State LA

Eva Stern
Clinical social worker and philanthropist

Ralph M. Terrazas
Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department

John J. Tracy
Retired, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, operations and technology of The Boeing Company

Nat Trives
Former mayor of Santa Monica and professor emeritus of criminal justice at Cal State LA

Gilbert R. Vasquez
Managing partner of Vasquez & Company LLP certified public accounting firm

Linda Wah
Elected trustee on the Board of Pasadena City College

Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.
Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church in Orange County

Kevin Xu
CEO of MEBO International

Willie Zuniga
President of Grifols Biologicals Inc.

More information at: http://www.calstatela.edu/president/presidents-council


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