Originally published February 7, 2014 at 11:56 a.m., updated February 7, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.
In her 10th annual report to the community, the president of Cal State San Marcos said her campus is a model of higher education that accurately reflects the diversity of the community.
The president of Cal State San Marcos said her campus is a model of higher education that accurately reflects the diversity of the community.
Karen Haynes says other campuses are doing a great job of admitting high-caliber students from across the country and around the world.
“But those are not the educationally at-risk students: the veterans, the former foster youth, the American Indians, the ones the statistics said wouldn't go to college. These are the students we are educating."
President Haynes said CSU San Marcos is working on a model that lets no one fall through the cracks.
“We are doing the work that our regional sister institutions are not, “ she said.
Eleven percent of the student body are veterans. Plus, Haynes said, CSUSM now educates more former foster youth per capita that any other institution in the United States.
Haynes said Cal State San Marcos has doubled its student population from 6,000 to 12,000 in the last 10 years, it has doubled the number of academic degrees offered from under 30 to nearly 60, and it has tripled its employees from 700 to 1,900.