'Bravo, CSU East Bay'
- June 9, 2005
Tonight, students and faculty from the California State University East Bay's Concord campus will participate in the school's inaugural graduation celebration at the Dean Lesher center in Walnut Creek. This is a momentous event that must not go unnoticed.
In the interest of full disclosure it should be noted that the editor of these pages is the speaker for this event, but that is not why it is so important. This gathering celebrates the achievement of the students as well as the further development of the university.
Although the ceremony is not a formal graduation exercise, it is nonetheless a significant step in the progress of the Concord campus.
Over the past few years the campus has not developed as rapidly as some officials had hoped, but dynamic leadership both here and in Hayward has clearly placed the school on the right track.
This celebration is one more way that the Concord campus can gain the visibility and renown needed to help the institution grow and flourish.
We have absolutely no doubt that the campus at the top of the hill on Ygnacio Valley Road will one day become an academic magnet for students throughout the region. Tonight's celebration is just one giant step in that direction.