Since 2004, when President Haynes came to lead Cal State San Marcos, the university has placed a specific focus on raising the educational attainment rates of students in our region, creating strong ties to our communities and developing partnerships that provide access and opportunity.
If not for President Haynes and her commitment to opening the doors wide for others, many alumni would not be where they are today. Because of her, Cal State San Marcos is stronger than it has ever been. Because of her, our faculty and staff sustain and nurture the hope of thousands of students. Because of her, we will continue to assert our commitment to serving this region.
Deciding to retire has been one of the most difficult and emotional decisions of our careers. We are—and always have been—passionate about this work of changing lives, making a difference and advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves…after all, we are both social workers!
Over the years, we have had the gratification to work with immensely talented individuals at all levels of the university. We will always consider ourselves proud Cougars, grateful for the myriad ways students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends have touched our lives.
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We hope you will join us to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of President Haynes and Mr. Mickelson as they have dedicated their careers to providing access to higher education for student populations traditionally not well served by higher education.
Pay tribute to their incredible work by making a gift to support CSUSM’s continued efforts to recruit, retain and support students with their educational goals. Donors may choose to make contributions in tribute to any of the existing scholarship accounts, programs or service areas on campus that help promote access, diversity and/or student success.