Current Initiatives

As President Cathy Sandeen identifies the university's priorities, this Current Initiatives page will categorize the summaries, documents and Task Force members, as well as updates and outcomes for these important projects. For questions about these or emerging initiatives, please email the Office of the President at

Affinity-based Student Success and Resource Centers

In a step to provide targeted support to address equity and graduation rates as part of Graduation Initiative 2025, President Cathy Sandeen announced on Feb. 24, 2021 that Cal State East Bay will establish three new student success centers: Black Student Success Center, Latinx Student Success Center, and an Undocumented Student Resource Center.

College of Health Implementation Task Force

In follow-up to the findings of the Feasibility Task Force in Spring 2022, this Implementation Task Force has been established to consider reconfiguring existing select departments into a new College of Health.

Enrollment and Budget Gap Tiger Teams

As one of the campuses that are over 10% below target, Cal State East Bay established two new administrative committees or Tiger Teams that will focus on developing a specific plan and timeline to increase our our California resident undergraduate enrollment, recruitment and retention; and identifying options to close the budget gap.

Faculty and Staff Housing

Looking for recommendations and solutions, a Faculty and Staff Task Force convened in 2019 to explore and recommend tangible steps the university can take to provide access to more affordable housing options.  

Post-COVID Opportunity Scan

The Post-COVID Opportunity Scan is a brainstorming and planning initiative in which our operations and lessons learned during the COVID-19 would be examined for practices that could be retained during normal operations.

President's Equity Council

The Cal State East Bay President’s Equity Council is a high-level strategy and advisory group that will assist the president in identifying key priorities and strategies to ensure the university continuously improves and authentically lives by its values of embedding and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the university. 

Scaling Career Services Task Force

Ensuring that our students have access to robust career information and career placement support is part of our mission. Positioning our students for success in post-graduation job placement will have lifetime economic benefits for our graduates and will solidify Cal State East Bay’s role in supporting the regional workforce. As such, this Task Force has been established to explore increasing career service offerings to our students which aims to grow and strengthen relationships with regional employers.


Cal State East Bay will establish a new administrative committee or team that will focus on enhancing staff engagement, wellness, and belonging by sponsoring a regular schedule of educational and social activities. 

Working Professional Recruitment and Service Task Force

Given recent enrollment trends, it's imperative that we more proactively reach out to nontraditional students, beyond high school and community college transfer students. Working professionals comprise a significant segment of our population so this task force has been established to explore more proactive and systematic recruitment strategies to ensure programs and services are designed to cater to working professionals.