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Ellen Neufeldt begins tenure as Cal State San Marcos’ fourth president

CSU San Marcos President Ellen J. Neufeldt meets with members of the academic senate April 12 during her tour of the campus. She officially took office July 1. (CSUSM photo by Andrew Reed)

North Coast Current

July 7, 2019

California State University San Marcos’ new president officially took office July 1. She replaces Karen Haynes, who retired in June.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after more than 15 years leading the institution. (CSUSM photo)

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

Palliative care institute at CSU San Marcos adds Shiley to its name

Philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley raises her paddle during Cal State San Marcos’ annual fundraising gala on June 8. At the event, Shiley announced that she has donated $2.6 million to the CSU Institute for Palliative Care. (CSUSM photo by Andrew Reed)

North Coast Current

June 13, 2019

A key California State University institute based at Cal State San Marcos has added prominent San Diego philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley to its name after a significant donation. The renamed Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care became official this month in recognition of Shiley’s $2.6 million gift.

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

Cal State San Marcos is set to become an NCAA Division II institution following its application in February 2014. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Patrick Carr

November 7, 2015

On a hot, sunny day, a breeze whips up a large cloud of dust in a construction lot on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. The curved, grey, unfinished building sits on the lot. It only stands out because there’s a lot of construction going on in the area. Otherwise, the grey blob with some white...

Checking out books was the Human thing to do at Encinitas Library event

Japanese-American internment camp survivor and local resident Tak Sugimoto (left) speaks with Paul Meardon about his experiences in 1942 when he and his family were sent to a camp during World War II. The discussion was part of the Human Library event held June 7 at the Encinitas Library. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Helen Hawes

June 11, 2015

Reading got personal at the Encinitas Library on June 7 with a Human Library event, where borrowers could check out a Human Book and discover life from a different point of view through a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Prizila Vidal was a bestseller at the event. She offered three topics th...

UPDATE: No gunman at Cal State San Marcos

North Coast Current

August 20, 2014

An updated safety alert posted by California State University San Marcos on Aug. 20 states there was no reported gunman on campus after all. As of 9:45 a.m., the campus lockdown was cleared, according to the alert. No weapons were found when authorities contacted the suspect. According to Twitter r...

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Donate Don’t Dump chapter presidents Mia Pacheco (left) and Ethan Posard (second from left), Cal State San Marcos kinesiology professor Laura de Ghetaldi, Donate Don’t Dump chapter president Grace Manuel and organization leader Gabrielle Posard stand with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (far right) on Aug. 12 at the White House during the President’s Environmental Youth Award ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

Debbie L. Sklar

August 20, 2014

Encinitas teen Gabrielle Posard’s mission to feed the hungry may have started out as a small project sketched on a napkin in 2009, but today her organization, Donate Don’t Dump, distributes more than 20,000 pounds of donated food monthly to struggling families and seniors. Gabrielle, 17, has d...

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