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  • Contributing Institution: California State University Archives
    Title: Chief Administrators and Business Officers Records
    Creator: California State University--Chief Administrators and Business Officers
    Identifier/Call Number: CSU.048
    Physical Description: 3 boxes (2.75 Linear Feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2001
    Abstract: Minutes, agendas, and related items of the California State University Chief Administrators and Business Officers group (1993-2001). Topics covered in minutes include budget process, environmental health and safety issues, integrated technology strategy, collaborative management systems, and audit planning
    Language of Material: Collection material is in English.


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    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor's Office, California State University and collected by archives staff.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sam Meister in May 2009, finding aid created by Petra Warren in 2021.

    Institutional History

    The California State University System was formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation's largest university system, with 23 campuses. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of California and the California Community College System). The System is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921, the schools were re-named the State Teacher's Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and were run by the State Department of Education. With the creation of the California Master Plan for Higher Education along with the Donahoe Act, the California State Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
    Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982); W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998-2012); Timothy P. White (2012-2021); and Joseph I. Castro (2021- ).

    Scope and Content

    The Chief Administrators and Business Officers (CABO) is a group composed of the 23-campus Vice Presidents / CFOs from across the California State University. The group meets bi-monthly to review current issues, both system-wide and on campuses, and provide advice to the system Chief Financial Officer and senior Human Resources officer.
    The range of subject matters considered by the group includes the state support budget, capital design and construction, investment, insurance, financial reporting, amongst others. There are several functional groups in the CSU that report through CABO including the financial officers, auxiliary organizations, human resources and facilities.
    Collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, and related items of the Chief Administrators and Business Officers group (1993-2001). Topics covered in minutes include budget process, environmental health and safety issues, integrated technology strategy, collaborative management systems, and audit planning.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Education, higher
    College administrators
    School budgets
    California State University
    California State University--Business and Finance
    California State University--Administration