Day One… let’s see, sit in an office, sign a bunch of papers, take a lot of phone calls. I don’t think so!

On her first official day of work July 5, new president Gayle Hutchinson wanted to start her morning with people, not paperwork. She set out from Kendall Hall and worked her way through several buildings on campus: finding old friends, making new ones, and sharing her joy and excitement about being back at Chico State.

It was so much fun, she did another walk-about the following day. Campus photographer Jason Halley tagged along and captured many of the moments when faculty, staff and students got to greet their new president.