Reflections on Retirement
University President Gayle Hutchison reflects on her storied tenure as Chico State's top official, during her final semester.
Title IX Turns 50: Celebrating Advancements, Planning for Greater Change
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on 50 years of Title IX.
Celebrating Our 2022 Distinguished Alumni
Through their work and their service, our 2022 Distinguished Alumni are an inspiration to us all, but especially our students as they, too, hope to transform tomorrow.
Book in Common Challenges Perception, Narrative of Native Tribes
President Hutchinson encourages participation on the Book in Common Reading Challenge as an opportunity to honor and learn about Native American communities and systemic racism.
President Hutchinson Statement on Racist Graffiti Found on Campus
"Let me be clear, these cowardly and abhorrent acts are hate crimes. I want our BIPOC community to know that hate will not be tolerated and we must all work together to stop it."
Determining What ‘Do and Dare’ Means For Us All
President Gayle Hutchinson explores what "Do and Dare" means for her, reflecting on a diabetes diagnosis decades ago.
A Lasting Commitment to Being Anti-Racist
Relegating Black history to one month each year is less than adequate if we are truly serious about combatting racism and ending violence against Black and brown people in this country. Black history is American history.
Reflections on Gratitude and Resilience
President Gayle Hutchinson expresses thanks for the Wildcat community's resourcefulness, collaboration, innovation, humor, and determination amid unprecedented challenge.
A Time to Focus on What Unites Us
President Gayle Hutchinson calls for the campus community to practice kindness and patience in the wake of the election, and to focus on what unites us to continue working toward a better future.
From the President: Let’s Vote!
President Gayle Hutchinson calls on the Wildcat community to do its part to ensure the largest voter turnout ever among our students.
Our Unwavering Commitment to Free Speech and Meaningful Dialogue
President Hutchinson reiterates the University's commitment and values as we support one another during the election season.
Challenging and Changing the Status Quo
"Let us be clear—Black lives matter." Leadership shares key actions planned this year to address racism and inequity on our campus and beyond.
Chico State Strongly Supports Supreme Court’s DACA Decision
President Hutchinson applauds the decision by the US Supreme Court to reject the rescission of the DACA program.
Modifications to University Police Chief Recruitment
President Hutchinson modifies new police chief appointment to an interim assignment, strengthens focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion
Together, Standing Against Racism
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson and Associated Students President Bre Holbert express their thoughts about the recent protests that have gripped the country.
Reshaping the Way We Deliver Education
President Gayle Hutchinson highlights the courage and conviction that has shaped the spring semester amid COVID-19.
Making the Right Choice in This Historic Moment
President Gayle Hutchinson stresses students' important role in flattening the COVID-19 curve by practicing physical distancing.
Chico State Moves to Virtual Campus Through the End of Spring Semester
Chico State is moving to virtual delivery of instruction and most services for the remainder of the spring semester.
Suspension of In-Person Instruction Until April 24
Chico State will suspend face-to-face instruction from March 25 to April 24. The University will remain open and continue operating without interruption.
Cancellation of In-Person Classes March 13–24
President Gayle Hutchinson addresses plans to cancel three days of in-person classes in order to prepare to transition online instruction, should it become necessary due to COVID-19.
Thoughts on Spring 2020 Semester
President Hutchinson encourages students to be open to new perspectives and life experiences while creating a safe, inclusive environment for all.
Let’s Take a Stand for Our Planet
President Hutchinson invites campus community members to join her in taking immediate action to address climate change.
A Framework for Courageous Conversation
President Hutchinson addresses campus tensions, conflict, and policies around free expression on campus.
A Commitment to Inclusivity and Freedom of Expression
President Gayle Hutchinson speaks to the concept of balancing our values with freedom of expression.
From the President: Reflections on the Camp Fire Anniversary
President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on the University's recovery and resilience since the Camp Fire and looks forward to our continued role as a neighbor and partner.
President Hutchinson Statement on Kincade Fire
President Gayle Hutchinson encourages Wildcats to look out for one another and expresses sympathy for communities impacted by wildfires burning throughout the state.
From the President: Our Reinvigorated Commitments
President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on her accomplishments—and those of the University.
85 Seconds of Silence
President Gayle Hutchinson shares details on the University's participation in a community-wide remembrance of the lives lost in the Camp Fire.
The Power of Sport
After her induction into the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame, President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on how sports shaped her life.
On the Path to Preeminence
President Gayle Hutchinson invites the community to join her in a deeper look at the Strategic Plan and how it will shape Chico State.
Let’s Learn, Together
President Hutchinson invites the campus and community to take part in upcoming events that showcase the University's spirit of lifelong learning.
From the President: Facing Security Concerns and Racism on Campus
A message from President Hutchinson on ensuring a safe learning community for all after the behavior of a community member left campus feeling unsettled.
From the President: Recounting the Camp Fire
President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on the Camp Fire, as well as how we will rise as a community to recover and rebuild.
From the President: The Time is Now to Take Action on Climate Neutrality
With no time to wait to take action, our faculty, students, and staff are doing their part at Chico State as we work together toward climate neutrality.
From the President: Innovating for our Future
President Hutchinson invites the campus community to engage in the Strategic Plan, Master Plan, and WASC Accreditation processes underway this fall.
Addressing Racism and Consent
University leadership addresses the social justice issues of racism and consent in the wake of a photo of a student circulating on social media.
President Hutchinson’s End-of-Semester Message
As the semester draws to a close, President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on highlights and achievements since January.
From the President: Decision on Proposed Campus Fee Adjustments
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announces her decision on the three proposes student fee increases.
From the President: Outcome of Student Fee Increase Advisory Vote
President Gayle Hutchinson shares the outcome of student fee advisory vote and timeline for decision.
Dennis Murphy to Receive Honorary Degree
In light of the lives he helps change every day—here and across the Pacific Northwest—businessman, philanthropist, and '94 alumnus Dennis Murphy returns to campus to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.