A Message from the President

President CastroThe WASC re-accreditation process is very important to us as we build on the incredible programs we have at Fresno State.

The accreditation process allows us to step back and assess the progress we have made and to identify issues that we should address in order to improve student learning. The process has proved to be very valuable in the past as we have worked on self improvement in order to better serve our students.

Accreditation ensures to the public that our institution’s academic programs meet nationally recognized standards of quality. In addition, regional accreditation is required for our students to qualify for participation in federal financial aid programs.

I deeply appreciate the time that the committee is devoting to this effort. I ask the entire University community to help as much as possible.

Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P.