Dr. Robert S. Nelsen became Sacramento State’s eighth permanent president on July 1, 2015. Before coming to Sacramento State, he served for five years as president of the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. His experience in public higher education spans nearly three decades, including service as a professor, vice provost, and director of creative writing. He spent most of the past 25 years in the University of Texas system, most recently as a special advisor to the executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Nelsen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Brigham Young University and his doctorate from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought.
Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic success of all Sacramento State students. Its current mission includes reforming curriculum for the 21st century and adapting to new methods of delivering that curriculum.
The division’s responsibilities include business, facilities, financial, logistical, and safety services for the campus, as well as construction oversight, the campus Master Plan, energy conservation, and campus-wide sustainability efforts.
IRT supports the University’s strategic initiatives through the seamless integration of information technology into all appropriate campus functions. IRT is a customer service unit working to foster excellence in teaching and learning, and to improve campus communications.
Public Affairs and Advocacy serves as the official voice of Sacramento State and is responsible for University-wide media relations, public relations and marketing, as well as government relations at the local, state, and federal levels.
HR ensures that Sacramento State attracts, develops, engages, and retains a quality workforce that supports the University’s mission. Its two main units are Employee Services, and Labor Relations and Compliance.
The division helps to plan and manage enrollment; recruit, retain, and graduate students; foster a lifelong affinity for Sacramento State; and maintain and enhance the University’s commitment to access, diversity, and the success of its students.
The office helps the University by fostering understanding, building public trust and support, and creating an atmosphere conducive to generating gifts from private sources. Its responsibilities include alumni affairs and charitable gifts, as well as the establishment and management of partnerships with a wide variety of regional groups.
The University Counsel supports Sacramento State's mission by providing legal advice to its various programs and divisions. The office also manages and coordinates all legal services for Sacramento State.
|Edward Inch||College of Arts and Letters|
|Pierre A. Balthazard||College of Business Administration|
|Guido Krickx||College of Continuing Education|
|Vanessa Sheared||College of Education|
|Lorenzo M. Smith||College of Engineering and Computer Science|
|Fred Baldini||College of Health and Human Services|
|Jill Trainer||College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics|
|Orn Bodvarsson||College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Chevelle Newsome||Office of Graduate Studies|
|Sheree Meyer||Office of Undergraduate Studies|
|Amy Kautzman||University Library|
Sacramento State is positioned for a bright future with the approval of its Campus Master Plan, which details the physical improvements to be made over the next 20 years; and the Strategic Plan, which shapes the University’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction through 2020.