May 30, 2024
CSU President, Ken Styron

President’s Message | July 2020

Dear students and alumni,

This summer, and this year, is very different from the norm. Even still, I hope you have had time to enjoy your loved ones during these unprecedented times, albeit from a distance or through a virtual platform. I especially pray that you are all safe, healthy and well.

While our CSU team members are still primarily all working remotely, big things are happening at CSU.

Earlier this month, we announced four new degree program concentrations in order to better serve our students and the growing needs in their industries.

• Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health – Construction Safety
• Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health – Oil and Gas
• Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensics
• Master of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship

We have also enhanced the curriculum in our Doctor of Business Administration program. I am excited about all of these enhancements and additions to our course offerings and look forward to watching how Knights use them to achieve their goals.

The CSU Success Center has always been a great way for students to get assistance with writing, APA, comprehension and more. The dedicated writing specialists are APA experts and work to get great resources out to those who would like to utilize them. CSU has transitioned to the seventh edition of the APA Publication Manual and the Success Center has released an updated citation guide to aid in the transition. If you would like more information on the Success Center or wish to schedule an appointment with a writing specialist, email

With so many unknowns in the world today, I am grateful for the time to reflect and count my blessings. Today, I am especially thankful for our students, alumni and the CSU family. I encourage you to continue in your educational goals. Don’t give up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will be here with you every step of the way.

Ken Styron

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  1. Michael Love

    In the unprecedented times that we live in today with so much division, it may be a good idea to have other ethnic groups, at least to make runner up, included in these final nominations. It could potentially be a great Marketing tool.

    I’m African american and am actually doing quite well with my Bachelor’s degree from CSU and am very grateful. I actually nominated myself for this great reward.

    Just a thought

    1. Libby Reilly

      Good morning, Mr. Love. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and congratulations on all your accomplishments, including pursuing your bachelor’s degree.

      We received many esteemed nominations for the Safety Professional of the Year Award, and our selection team put much time and effort into reviewing and selecting the finalists. We hope that you will pursue this again next year.

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      Thank you!

      Libby Reilly
      Communications Coordinator
      CSU Marketing