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Gayle Hutchinson

Gayle Hutchinson

Gayle Hutchinson is the 12th president of California State University, Chico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education, a master’s in teaching analysis & curriculum development, and a doctorate of education in teacher education/staff development.

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Students embrace at a rally held on campus.

The Power of a Dream

A special message from California State University, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson.

President Gayle Hutchinson along with other Chico State faculty sit with those from the UAE around a conference table.

From Chico to the UAE—In Pursuit of Partnerships

President Gayle Hutchinson reflects on relationship opportunities during a trip to visit alumnae Sheika Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi and Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi in the United Arab Emirates.

President Gayle E. Hutchinson delivers her State of the University speech to the campus community. (Jason Halley / University Photographer)

From the President: A Time for Renewal

President Hutchinson writes that she hopes the campus will ponder the potential of spring and watch for opportunities to be a part of strategic planning, WASC, and the process of renewal and growth.  

A group of students walk around in the South Campus Neighborhood.

Painting a New Picture for South Campus

Representing so many threads within the tapestry of this community, Chico State strives to be an engaged and collaborative neighbor. A recent partnership with the city of Chico has taken our relationship to a new level.