Fireside Chats with President Sandeen

President Sandeen
The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association will host a series of Fireside Chats to introduce President Sandeen to the alumni community.

Get to Know President Sandeen

Thursday, February 4 at 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for the first in a series of Fireside Chats with President Cathy Sandeen. This first chat will introduce Dr. Sandeen to the alumni community.

Reverse Fireside Chat

Thursday, February 18 at 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for our second chat with President Sandeen. This chat will be a reverse town hall session with President Sandeen asking alumni the questions.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thursday, March 4 at 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for our next Fireside Chat to hear alumni share their thoughts with President Sandeen about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Cal State East Bay.

Strengthening Our Alumni Community

Thursday, March 18 at 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for our next Fireside Chat with President Sandeen on how we strengthen our alumni community.

90 Day Check-In

Thursday, April 8 at 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for our next Fireside Chat with President Sandeen to hear about her first 90-days at Cal State East Bay.

Moving Forward

Thursday, April 29 at 4 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association for our final Fireside Chat with President Sandeen to discuss what the future holds for alumni at Cal State East Bay.

Meet President Sandeen

President Sandeen

President Sandeen's Bio

Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., MBA is an educational leader who is committed to continuing Cal State East Bay’s momentum in students’ social mobility, social justice and sustainability. As a two-time alumna of the California State University, she feels fortunate to work in a system that emphasizes access and opportunity.

For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has provided access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership. More than 60 percent of Cal State East Bay’s student body are the first in their families to go to college, and the university is recognized nationally for its diversity and impact on social mobility.

Prior to returning to her hometown in the East Bay, Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage from September 2018-December 2020, and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension for four years. Previously, as vice president for education attainment and innovation at the American Council on Education, she led ACE's nationwide effort to increase post-secondary educational attainment.