California State University, Fullerton


General university background information:

      California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is the fourth-largest university in California (in student headcount) and second-largest in the California State University (CSU) 23-campus system. It serves the Southern California region, in particular Orange County, playing a major role in the economic, social and educational development of its large service area. CSUF offers 55 undergraduate degree programs and 54 graduate degree programs – including doctorates in education and nursing practice – and has awarded more than 254,00 degrees as of January 2016. Nearly 80% of its alumni live within driving distance of the campus.

Cal State Fullerton’s diverse student body

      A distinctive feature of CSUF is the diversity of its student body. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Educations ranks the university fifth in the nation among colleges and universities for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented students. See full story.
     Cal State Fullerton is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. In fall 2015, more than 50% of its students are ethnic minorities: 40.5% Hispanic; 22.7% Asian/Pacific Islander; 2.3% Black; .1% American Indian; 25.4% White; 4.6% multiple race; 4.4% are other or unknown. Approximately 6% are international students
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HSI background

      CSUF is the only four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Orange County, where 34.1% of the county’s 3,090,132 people identify themselves as of Hispanic or Latino origin. It ranks fifth in the nation in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 2015). CSUF is first in California and fifth in the nation in awarding baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, May 2015).

Organizational Capacity

Federal Grant Experience
      Established in 1959, the Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) will serve as fiscal agent to manage post-award grant administration of this project. ASC’s systems for managing federal funds have been established to comply with reporting, regulatory and audit standards of government funding agencies, as well as of the California State University system and this campus. As fiscal agent for CSUF’s publicly funded grants and contracts, ASC has successfully managed several hundreds of millions of dollars and the reporting requirements associated with them. More

Sound Program and Fiscal Oversight
      The programmatic, administrative and fiscal oversight of Cal State Fullerton grants comes from tenured management and staff who have over 30 years combined experience. Both ASC staff and program staff from the (insert your organization) have extensive experience with (organization[s], if relevant) through management of complex (organization) programs over the past XX years. Additionally, all staff are knowledgeable and experienced with compliance in federal and state regulations, and offices are adequately staffed to effectively monitor the project.