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Taskforce Launches Listening Sessions on Naming of Craven Hall

CSUSM’s Taskforce on the Naming of Craven Hall will host a series of listening sessions in March for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to gather public comment and diverse perspectives. Sessions will be offered in person as well as virtually.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance, as room capacity at some sessions may be limited due to COVID restrictions. Guidelines and protocols for the listening sessions have been established to allow the taskforce to hear from as many members of our campus community as possible.

Written comments are also welcomed and may be emailed to namingtaskforce@csusm.edu.

Register today to attend an upcoming session:

  • Listening Session for Students
    Thursday, March 3 from noon-12:50 p.m.
    USU Ballroom 
  • Listening Session for Faculty
    Tuesday, March 8 from noon-12:50 p.m.
    Arts 240
  • Listening Session for Staff
    Thursday, March 10 from noon-12:50 p.m.
    Arts 240
  • Open Listening Session for Faculty, Staff and Students
    Tuesday, March 15
    Hosted virtually
  • Open Listening Session for Faculty, Staff and Students
    Thursday, March 17 from noon-12:50 p.m.
    USU Meeting Room 2310
  • Alumni and Community
    Tuesday, March 22
    Hosted virtually

For more information about the taskforce, its members and the listening sessions, visit the resource site on the Taskforce for the Naming of Craven Hall.

About the Taskforce and Its Charge

The CSUSM Taskforce on the Naming of Craven Hall has a defined charge, which is outlined to include:

  1. Discover and objectively document the historical record of William A. Craven’s statements and actions as they relate to his past leadership roles and affiliations with CSUSM, our region and our state. 
  2. Analyze and build a common understanding of the contemporary issues surrounding the William A. Craven name and his legacies. 
  3. Develop opportunities for open and informed discussion with the internal and external campus community regarding the issue under consideration as it relates to our institutional mission and values. Opportunities to receive diverse perspectives may include: open forums, encouraging individuals to submit their perspectives in writing, and listening sessions with individuals or groups. 
  4. Building on the results of an educational and information-gathering process, articulate the potential impacts of retaining, replacing or contextualizing the name and representation of William A. Craven at CSUSM with supporting evidence and arguments.