President Sandeen In the News

The latest media articles and clips featuring Cal State East Bay President Cathy Sandeen.

Courage, Conviction and Staying Focused on the “Why”

President Cathy Sandeen discusses the essence of effective leadership and the value of higher education in fostering economic mobility. (August 3, 2023 | Volt)

Cathy Sandeen on Why Higher Ed Culture Demands a Certain Type of Leader

In this podcast episode, President Sandeen shares how her experiences as a non-traditional student helped her build opportunities for others. (September 30, 2022 | Illumination by Modern Campus)

President Speaks: College Leaders Weigh In on Today’s Most Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

President Sandeen shares how the first-generation experience has changed since she was an undergraduate. (September 21, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive)

The New Hybrid Presidency

President Cathy Sandeen shares how she had to adjust her leadership style upon taking office during the height of the pandemic. (September 8, 2022 | The Chronicle of Higher Education)

President Speaks: I was a first-gen student. Here’s what’s changed, and what work is left to do

President Cathy Sandeen discusses how the first-generation experience changed since she was an undergraduate — and how colleges can respond. (July 11, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive)

Cal State Chancellor Resigns Over Allegations He Mishandled Harassment Complaints

President Cathy Sandeen provides her thoughts on the significance of the Board of Trustees' acceptance of Joseph Castro's resignation. (Chronicle of Higher Education | February 18, 2022)

Why COVID Disruptions at California Colleges and Universities Differ From March 2020

President Cathy Sandeen is one of several leaders of California colleges and universities to give perspective on how the recent surge of COVID cases is affecting classes and campus operations. (Ed Source | January 14, 2022)

STEM experts espouse a collective impact model for nonprofits, schools and business

President Cathy Sandeen discusses the College of Science’s Green Biome Institute. (SF Business Times | November 26, 2021)

Former SLP student is now Cal State East Bay president

The California Speech Language Hearing Association published a Q&A with President Sandeen in which she shared her past experiences and goals for Cal State East Bay. (CSHA | October 15, 2021)

Cathy Sandeen is on a mission to make sure that no student gets left behind

President Cathy Sandeen discusses her vision for the university in this profile piece. (San Francisco Business Times | October 1, 2021)

Back on Campus With New Rules, Bay Area Colleges are Laboratories for ‘Normal’ Life in COVID Era

President Sandeen shares lessons learned from the past academic year and the importance of giving students and employees options. San Francisco Chronicle | August 25, 2021

First in Line

The California State University profiled several of its first-generation leaders, including President Sandeen. CSU News | August 23, 2021

Fall Classes Resume at Cal State East Bay

President Sandeen discusses the first day of classes. KQED | August 19, 2021

A Lifeline to Let College Teams Play On

President Sandeen was the Chancellor of University Alaska Anchorage when the university raised millions of dollars to keep certain athletics programs afloat. New York Times | August 9, 2021

What Colleges Will Look Like This Fall with Fewer Pandemic Restrictions

President Sandeen shares the university’s plans for reopening campus to more students. NBC Bay Area | August 3, 2021

The Advantages of Being a New President in a Virtual World

President Sandeen wrote an op-ed about becoming Cal State East Bay’s president during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher Education Today (a blog by American Council on Education) | June 2, 2021