logo sonomaA fiscal future that rests on the choices of California voters cast its long shadow over the annual convocation to begin the new year at Sonoma State University Monday, where a new, no-raise contract agreement for faculty members had to stand in for good news.

GMC ConvocationFor the first time, this year's convocation was held in the nearly completed Green Music Center on the Sonoma State campusDespite the ominous budget figures he shared at Monday's SSU Convocation, campus President Reuben Armanana said he remained optimistic about the future.

ProvostProvost Andrew Rogerson addresses the convocation

Andrew Rogerson, who has been Sonoma State's Campus Provost and Vice President for University Affairs for barely a year now, offered cautionary comments to those who might hope the college can simply restore what has been lost during the past decade of financial attrition.

Rogerson also cited clear evidence showing that Sonoma State, despite good intentions, has hardly acted decisively to implement even those changes that the campus community has agreed were needed.











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