Convocation lays down road for upcoming school year

President Jane Close Conoley kicked off Cal State Long Beach’s annual Convocation on Friday at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, addressing the importance of embracing diversity on campus during a politically and socially tumultuous time. Conoley also used this event to introduce the notion of a CSULB with “no barriers.” “We need to work together in order to create resources for everyone," Conoley said. She said that one of those resources she wants to create is a new budget system, one which rewards risk and innovation. While the president was not specific about the logistics of this system, she hopes that it will bring a positive impact to the campus and everyone at CSULB. Conoley added that she’s optimistic about the coming school year and wants to keep the best of the past, while also moving into the future. Being a strong believer in growth and innovation, Conoley made sure the audience understood that change was coming, with stronger communication being a big focus for the upcoming year. “This year everything is possible, and that is the truth," Conoley said at the end of  Convocation. Led by Provost Brian Jersky, Convocation introduced other speakers as well, including Academic Senate Chair

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