September 21, 2023

Creating Connections

Dear CSU Knights,

The recent months have been an exciting time to be a part of CSU. The month of June turned out to be the strongest month of 2015 so far for students choosing CSU. We also continue to execute strategies to improve the student experience to include improvements in our courses, communications, and service.

One of the ways we have worked to improve communication is by implementing Text Connect. If you have not yet signed up to receive text messages, I urge you to do so. This service allows you to receive personal and timely notifications from the institution and your academic advisor.

To sign up for Text Connect, click here.

Our Corporate Outreach and Student and Alumni Engagement departments recently spent a week in Montgomery and Birmingham for our Alabama bltizBlitz Week. During this week, teams visited many of our Learning Partners and other CSU supporters in the surrounding areas, held events at the Birmingham Barons and Montgomery Biscuits baseball games, and also put on two Student and Alumni Networking Socials where students, alumni, and prospective students had the opportunity to meet one another, make connections, and put a face to their fellow Knights. The Alabama Blitz Week was incredibly successful and I am grateful to all the members of the CSU family who made this possible.

If you would like to learn more about Learning Partners and how your company, organization, or other association can offer its employees a tuition discount and other benefits, contact our Learning Partner Liaison, Christie Ball:

chartLast month, I mentioned the Atlanta Alumni Chapter charter reception. The event was a great success and I am so proud of this new development at CSU. The event in Atlanta was held at Cellar 56 in Buckhead and 35 charter members and their family were in attendance, along with CSU vice president of University Relations, Billy Hayes, and Sir Maximus the CSU Knight.

To view a list of upcoming events and to see if CSU may be coming to a city near you, go to

CSU recently released an exciting new degree program, the Master’s in Public Health. This degree program will equip its graduates for careers in chart2many international settings in public, non-governmental organizations. This degree program is ideal for those already working in the health care field or those who may be interested in a career in public health and offers a general concentration and a concentration in community health education. If you would like to learn more about this program, contact your academic advisor or go to

July is always a month that I am reminded of the blessing I have to live in this great country. It is a month that brings out patriotism during our celebration of Independence Day. Wherever your work or vacation takes you this month, I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable time.

God Bless,
Robert Mayes






    1. Claire Stewart

      Yes, CSU has started the process of seeking regional accreditation while also maintaining DEAC accreditation. This is a long process that can span over many years and involves many steps and approvals. We will alert students and alumni immediately if any changes in our accreditation occur.