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February 10, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Kopita, the powerful and controversial vice president of student affairs at Cal State Northridge, announced Tuesday that he will step down June 5 to pursue "new challenges" that could include a teaching post at the university. The announcement marks the second resignation of a CSUN vice president in as many months. Since taking the job in 1992, Kopita revamped CSUN's student-recruitment program and presided over an enrollment increase of about 3,500 students to 27,000.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Kopita, the powerful and controversial vice president of student affairs at Cal State Northridge, announced Tuesday that he will step down June 5 to pursue "new challenges" that could include a teaching post at the university. The announcement marks the second resignation of a CSUN vice president in as many months. Since taking the job in 1992, Kopita revamped CSUN's student-recruitment program and presided over an enrollment increase of about 3,500 students to 27,000.
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SPORTS
December 31, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Kopita isn't a player or a coach, but he has everything to do with Cal State Northridge sports. As the school's vice president for student affairs, Kopita has the ear of the university's president, Blenda J. Wilson, when it comes to the numerous decisions in 1996 that will shape Northridge athletics into the next century.
SPORTS
June 14, 1997
How could Northridge administrators have such poor judgment that they put themselves in a position where their athletic department is not only $800,000 in debt, but they have to cut the most popular--if not profitable--sports the school has? For years, Northridge has been touting itself as the Valley's university. The school's coaches have recruited well and produced winning teams while operating on a shoestring budget. My sympathies go to all the coaches and student-athletes. The Northridge administration obviously fails to see how important a successful sports program is to the community.
SPORTS
December 17, 1994
It's hard to believe how Long Beach State can open their multimillion-dollar Pyramid complex and Cal State Northridge President Blenda Wilson, with her highly acclaimed unique talents, can't make a commitment to Northridge's underfunded football team. And where has the creative thinking of the athletic department been? How come all of the businesses in the Valley who belong to various chambers of commerce haven't been sent free tickets to opening games along with an application for tickets for the rest of the season?
SPORTS
June 14, 1997
How could Northridge administrators have such poor judgment that they put themselves in a position where their athletic department is not only $800,000 in debt, but they have to cut the most popular--if not profitable--sports the school has? For years, Northridge has been touting itself as the Valley's university. The school's coaches have recruited well and produced winning teams while operating on a shoestring budget. My sympathies go to all the coaches and student-athletes. The Northridge administration obviously fails to see how important a successful sports program is to the community.
SPORTS
October 17, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing concern over a lack of financial support, Cal State Northridge Vice President Ron Kopita said Friday that he will evaluate the athletic program's NCAA Division I status. Kopita, the dean of students and vice president of student affairs, has been charged with determining the direction of the athletics program by Blenda J. Wilson, the university's new president. "Frankly, I don't have an opinion on Division I or Division II," he said Friday.
SPORTS
April 10, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Bubb, who has presided over Cal State Northridge's acceptance into the Big Sky Conference and made the difficult decision to fire basketball Coach Pete Cassidy, will remain as athletic director, the school announced Tuesday. Bubb, 39, has served as interim athletic director since Bob Hiegert was fired last summer. Before that promotion, Bubb had worked in the Northridge athletic department as a fund-raiser since 1990.
SPORTS
November 9, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER
About 30 people, many of whom were athletic administrators or athletes, attended a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the recommendations of a task force which has been researching Cal State Northridge's move into the Big Sky Conference. The group's report, which said Northridge should be able to make the Big Sky-mandated additions without cutting any of the current sports, met with little resistance from the group. A final report will be submitted by Nov.
SPORTS
January 31, 1995 | BRYAN RODGERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Associated Students Finance Committee at Cal State Northridge has recommended that an athletic referendum to save football and three other sports be presented to university President Blenda J. Wilson. The proposal, which calls for an increase in student fees of $27 a semester, would appear on the March ballot pending approval by Wilson and the Associated Students Senate. Wilson is expected to formally announce her stance later this week. The Senate will vote on the matter next Tuesday.
SPORTS
April 10, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Bubb, who has presided over Cal State Northridge's acceptance into the Big Sky Conference and made the difficult decision to fire basketball Coach Pete Cassidy, will remain as athletic director, the school announced Tuesday. Bubb, 39, has served as interim athletic director since Bob Hiegert was fired last summer. Before that promotion, Bubb had worked in the Northridge athletic department as a fund-raiser since 1990.
SPORTS
December 31, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Kopita isn't a player or a coach, but he has everything to do with Cal State Northridge sports. As the school's vice president for student affairs, Kopita has the ear of the university's president, Blenda J. Wilson, when it comes to the numerous decisions in 1996 that will shape Northridge athletics into the next century.
SPORTS
December 17, 1994
It's hard to believe how Long Beach State can open their multimillion-dollar Pyramid complex and Cal State Northridge President Blenda Wilson, with her highly acclaimed unique talents, can't make a commitment to Northridge's underfunded football team. And where has the creative thinking of the athletic department been? How come all of the businesses in the Valley who belong to various chambers of commerce haven't been sent free tickets to opening games along with an application for tickets for the rest of the season?
SPORTS
October 17, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing concern over a lack of financial support, Cal State Northridge Vice President Ron Kopita said Friday that he will evaluate the athletic program's NCAA Division I status. Kopita, the dean of students and vice president of student affairs, has been charged with determining the direction of the athletics program by Blenda J. Wilson, the university's new president. "Frankly, I don't have an opinion on Division I or Division II," he said Friday.
SPORTS
December 14, 1994 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A list of possible cuts being considered within the Cal State Northridge athletic department could be made public by the end of the week, a school official said. Ron Kopita, the Northridge dean of students, said that by Friday he and President Blenda J. Wilson might finalize a handful of budgetary scenarios that could result in the elimination of some athletic programs. According to officials in the athletic department, Northridge is facing a budget deficit of about $700,000 in 1995-96.
SPORTS
November 2, 1994 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Characterizing the issue as emotional as well as economic, Cal State Northridge administrators are expected to seek public feedback before any decisions are made regarding cuts within the athletic department. Ron Kopita, Northridge dean of students, said Tuesday that an open forum likely will be held before the end of the month to solicit feedback from the campus community.
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