“Some of you want to be lawyers, some of you want to do
engineering and robotics. Some are you are fashion designers,”
Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen told high school
students at a June orientation.”You get to start dreaming.”
A video featuring Dr. Jenni Murphy, dean of the College of
Continuing Education, won first place in the “Champions of
Change” contest at Sacramento State. The entry by first-time
videographer Chris Penales focuses on Dr. Murphy’s work in
educational attainment for working age adults.
More than 100 staff members from nearly 50 departments at Sacramento State attended the first Administrative Professionals Conference in April. Participants provided their feedback, and we wanted to share their comments.
When Diana Tate Vermeire accepted the position as Executive
Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
at Sacramento State, she knew the student demographics
were challenging. She introduced herself to staff members at
a 2018 conference held at the College of Continuing Education.
On the very day Dr. Jenni Murphy launched a major
workforce initiative, Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen
couldn’t hold off any longer. With the inaugural Summit on
Educational Attainment for Working Age Adults coming to a close,
he asked participants to pick up their program and erase the
word, “interim,” by Dr. Murphy’s name. She was being
appointed the new dean at the College of Continuing
The Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference is all about getting
middle-school girls excited about math and science. The
event celebrated its 11th year at Sacramento State in
“Females are still far too underrepresented in STEM (science,
technology, engineering and math) careers,” said Teri Kier,
from the nonprofit Women of AT&T, which sponsors the
event. “If we can show girls that science isn’t just for boys and
that math can be fun, perhaps they’ll take more classes in school
that can prepare them for challenging and rewarding careers.”
Dr. Jenni Murphy, who’s been serving as interim dean of the
College of Continuing Education (CCE), will now take the helm as
the new dean following a nationwide search.
“I’m so honored and excited to be CCE’s next dean,” said Dr.
Murphy. “I’ve seen this college grow is so many ways during my 17
years at Sacramento State and CCE and look forward to building on
that legacy by continuing to expand access to education. We have
a unique opportunity to support the development of our community,
the city of Sacramento and the state of California with our
innovative pathways to learning – and I’m ready to get started.”
Update: Two weeks after being honored by
the American Society for Public Administration – Sacramento
Chapter, Dr. Jenni Murphy was appointed the new dean of the
College of Continuing Education. She will take the helm on June
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
Sacramento Chapter honored College of Continuing Education
(CCE) Interim Dean Dr. Jenni Murphy at its 36th Annual Awards
Dinner on May 9, presenting her with the
prestigious 2018 Chester A. Newland Academic Excellence
Award for her contributions and leadership in the
education of public administrators.
When we first met Victor Moreno and his fianceé Joceline Ampuero,
they were adjusting to their new lives as students in the English
Language Institute (ELI). Since then, ELI has become a family
tradition. Not only did Victor and Joceline graduate from ELI,
Victor’s daughter recently studied here while on vacation.
Ronniedith Ramos, better known as “Ronnie,” and her sorority will
represent Sacramento State at the 28th Annual Chalk It
Up! Festival after winning our first-ever Chalk Up More
Units art contest. The sidewalk art by Ronnie and her Phi
Sigma Sigma sisters received the most votes during our weeklong
event in April.
With their improved language skills and posters created by
hand, students in our English Language Institute (ELI)
gave their interpretation of “Global Perspectives on Community,”
the theme of the 2018 One World Initiative Student
Symposium held in the University Union in April.
An instructor at the English Language Institute (ELI) and one of
his international students teamed up and contributed a
chapter to a recently published textbook for English language
learners. The chapter was “a dialogue about high expectations in
a writing class between a novice teacher and his student,”
explained the novice, ELI’s Michael Winans.
Once the rain washes away, we’ll find out what a few pieces
of chalk and a limitless imagination can create!
Meet our Summer Session team at the Library Quad this week (April
17 – 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and take part in Sacramento
State’s first “Chalk up more units” campaign. You will
be vying for the chance to represent the
University at the 28th
Annual Chalk It Up! Festival at Freemont Park.
The California Workforce Association invited Dr. Jenni Murphy,
interim dean at the College of Continuing Education and a leader
in workforce development, to join a panel at its 2018 Youth@Work
conference at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. The annual
event, which drew more than 550
participants. focuses on critical issues facing young
people as they prepare for the workplace and how educators and
workforce professionals can effectively serve them.
Sacramento State continues to lead students, alumni, and our
entire region into the future. Dr. Ching-Hua Wang oversees the
university’s Academic Affairs as Provost, and has seen
groundbreaking changes even in her first year as the chief
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State will expand its services for the public, private and nonprofit sectors with the addition of the university’s Center for Collaborative Policy (CCP). The new Consensus and Collaboration Program (CCP) will combine the resources of CCE with CCP’s work in conflict resolution, public engagement, collaborative problem solving, strategic planning, organizational development, research and training services.
Dr. Helen Wussow, Dean, College of Continuing Education (CCE) has
accepted a position of Senior Vice President and Dean of Open
Campus at The New School (TNS) in New York. She will start
her new position in spring 2018.