Head shot of Terry Jones wearing commencement regalia

CSUEB Professor Emeritus Terry Jones (Photo: Barry Zepel)

Cal State East Bay professor emeritus on why he's proud of CSU students

  • August 26, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay professor emeritus Terry Jones, who has taught here for more than 40 years, writes of his pride for the university, its students, and the annual commencement ceremonies for the CSU Office of the Chancellor's Public Affairs News Web site.

Jones writes, "College is often spoken of as a continuation of high school or an early step toward a career. This is terribly reductive reasoning and often misses the point entirely. Many of my students came to the CSU after years of struggling financially, supporting a family on welfare, overcoming a divorce or losing a job. These students enter the university insecure in themselves and their circumstances and questioning their potential. Seeing a person develop into a complete and confident human being is extraordinary."

For more about Dr. Jones’ life and work, please seeTerry Jones: still in the struggle a 2005 profile by Cal State East Bay.

Read Dr. Jones' full article, Incredible Dreamers, on the CSU Web site.


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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