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December 29, 1999
"I'm really looking forward to working with the leaders in the San Fernando Valley to realize the opportunity and potential that California State Northridge brings to that area." NAME:Jolene Koester AGE: 51 HOME: Sacramento PROFESSION: Provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento. LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Appointed president of Cal State Northridge in November by the California State University Board of Trustees. She will assume her new responsibilities next summer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Dianne F. Harrison, a veteran educator in Florida and California, has been named the new president of Cal State Northridge. Harrison will succeed Jolene Koester, who retired in December after 11 years in the post. Northridge provost Harold Hellenbrand has been serving as interim president. Since 2006, Harrison has been president of Cal State Monterey Bay, a campus of about 5,000 students located on the former Ft. Ord Army Base in Seaside. At Northridge, she will take the reins of one of the nation's largest public universities, with 34,000 students and a budget of more than $300 million.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, the new president of Cal State Northridge, announced Wednesday that she will take the helm on July 1. The 51-year-old provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento made the announcement just before her first tour of the Northridge campus since the California State University Board of Trustees hired her Tuesday. After consulting Cal State Sacramento President Donald R. Gerth and California State University Chancellor Charles B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge President Jolene Koester just couldn't stop smiling during her inauguration Thursday. With threatening clouds above, a chill settling on the lawn of the Oviatt Library and protesters making a ruckus in front of Koester's bosses on her big day, she opened up the lobe-to-lobe grin Northridge students have come to recognize.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, an educator known for forging strong relationships between faculty and administrators, was named president Tuesday of Cal State Northridge. The 51-year-old provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento brings a background in diversity issues and a knowledge of the California State University system to the job as head of the 27,000-student campus, the San Fernando Valley's only four-year university.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, a candidate for the presidency of Cal State Northridge, stressed her experience as an administrator within the Cal State system in a public forum Tuesday. Koester, who is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento, was the second of four candidates to meet with the public in forums scheduled this week. All four will be interviewed next week by the California State University Board of Trustees. "You are all here because you are curious," Koester said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge President Jolene Koester just couldn't stop smiling during her inauguration Thursday. With threatening clouds above, a chill settling on the lawn of the Oviatt Library and protesters making a ruckus in front of Koester's bosses on her big day, she opened up the lobe-to-lobe grin Northridge students have come to recognize.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, an educator known for forging strong relationships between faculty and administrators, was named president Tuesday of Cal State Northridge. The 51-year-old provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento brings a stated desire for academic diversity and an intimate knowledge of the California State University system to the job. She will lead the San Fernando Valley's only four-year university and, with 27,000 students, its largest educational institution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Dianne F. Harrison, a veteran educator in Florida and California, has been named the new president of Cal State Northridge. Harrison will succeed Jolene Koester, who retired in December after 11 years in the post. Northridge provost Harold Hellenbrand has been serving as interim president. Since 2006, Harrison has been president of Cal State Monterey Bay, a campus of about 5,000 students located on the former Ft. Ord Army Base in Seaside. At Northridge, she will take the reins of one of the nation's largest public universities, with 34,000 students and a budget of more than $300 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Cal State Northridge's newest and biggest basketball fans will be cheering court side Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. President Jolene Koester has made a point of watching every men's and women's team compete in nine intercollegiate sports at Northridge. She became an even bigger booster of the men's basketball team as it drew closer to winning the Big Sky Conference championship and finishing the regular season with a 22-9 record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, president of Cal State Northridge, takes rich men and women to dinner, rendezvous with them on weekends and persuades them to add her university to their wills. Her efforts are part of a new game of high-stakes fund-raising that has consumed the 23 California State University presidents since they were told in 1998 that their performances would be evaluated in part on the basis of their ability to woo individuals, corporations and foundations to give money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, president of Cal State Northridge, takes rich men and women to dinner, meets with them on weekends and persuades them to mention her university in their wills. Her efforts are part of a new game of high-stakes fund-raising that has consumed the 23 California State University presidents since they were told in 1998 that their performance would be evaluated in part by their ability to woo money from individuals, corporations and foundations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Cal State Northridge's newest and biggest basketball fans will be cheering court side Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. President Jolene Koester has made a point of watching every men's and women's team compete in nine intercollegiate sports at Northridge. She became an even bigger booster of the men's basketball team as it drew closer to winning the Big Sky Conference championship and finishing the regular season with a 22-9 record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story of how Jolene Koester, daughter of Plato, Minn., (pop. 250) became president of Cal State Northridge (pop. 27,000) is a lesson about the distance a little intellectual curiosity can carry a person. Koester, 52, will replace CSUN's last permanent president, Blenda J. Wilson, on Monday after four years as vice president and provost of Cal State Sacramento, where Koester spent her entire administrative career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999
"I'm really looking forward to working with the leaders in the San Fernando Valley to realize the opportunity and potential that California State Northridge brings to that area." NAME:Jolene Koester AGE: 51 HOME: Sacramento PROFESSION: Provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento. LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Appointed president of Cal State Northridge in November by the California State University Board of Trustees. She will assume her new responsibilities next summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, the new president of Cal State Northridge, announced Wednesday that she will take the helm on July 1. The 51-year-old provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento made the announcement just before her first tour of the Northridge campus since the California State University Board of Trustees hired her Tuesday. After consulting Cal State Sacramento President Donald R. Gerth and California State University Chancellor Charles B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story of how Jolene Koester, daughter of Plato, Minn., (pop. 250) became president of Cal State Northridge (pop. 27,000) is a lesson about the distance a little intellectual curiosity can carry a person. Koester, 52, will replace CSUN's last permanent president, Blenda J. Wilson, on Monday after four years as vice president and provost of Cal State Sacramento, where Koester spent her entire administrative career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, president of Cal State Northridge, takes rich men and women to dinner, rendezvous with them on weekends and persuades them to add her university to their wills. Her efforts are part of a new game of high-stakes fund-raising that has consumed the 23 California State University presidents since they were told in 1998 that their performances would be evaluated in part on the basis of their ability to woo individuals, corporations and foundations to give money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, an educator known for forging strong relationships between faculty and administrators, was named president Tuesday of Cal State Northridge. The 51-year-old provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento brings a background in diversity issues and a knowledge of the California State University system to the job as head of the 27,000-student campus, the San Fernando Valley's only four-year university.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jolene Koester, an educator known for forging strong relationships between faculty and administrators, was named president Tuesday of Cal State Northridge. The 51-year-old provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento brings a stated desire for academic diversity and an intimate knowledge of the California State University system to the job. She will lead the San Fernando Valley's only four-year university and, with 27,000 students, its largest educational institution.
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