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President Haynes to Deliver Final Report to the Community

Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes will deliver her 15th and final Report to the Community on Thursday, Feb. 7. 

More than 600 individuals representing a broad cross section of regional business, nonprofit, education and government leadership are expected to attend the sold-out event where President Haynes will highlight CSUSM accomplishments, trends and the 29-year-old institution’s role in advancing the public good. 

During the event, President Haynes will announce the final fundraising total of Forward Together, the university’s first comprehensive campaign, a seven-year initiative that officially ended on Dec. 31. The goal for the campaign was $50 million.  

This will be the final Report to the Community for President Haynes, who announced in September that she will be retiring at the end of the current academic year.  

Other speakers at the event will be Mark Cafferty, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; Lorena Checa, CSUSM vice president of Student Affairs; and Jack Raymond, a regional philanthropist and the chair of the CSUSM Foundation Board. The emcee will be Patricia Prado-Olmos, CSUSM vice president of Community Engagement. 

An embargoed copy of President Haynes’ remarks is available for media members. Please contact Brian Hiro at bhiro@csusm.edu or 760-750-7306 to obtain a copy. 

Breakfast and registration begin at 7 a.m., with the formal program starting at 8 a.m. 

Report to the Community is hosted each year by CSUSM’s University Council, a citizen advisory board consisting of community leaders interested in the development and welfare of the university. 

What: CSUSM President Karen Haynes’ 15th annual Report to the Community address 

When: 7-9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7; breakfast and registration begin at 7 a.m. followed by formal program at 8 a.m. 

Where: On campus at the Event Pavilion in Lot N, located off Campus View Drive 

Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in CSUSM parking structure 


About California State University San Marcos 

Building on an innovative 29-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties. 

The University enrolls 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.