Office of the President

Welcome from President Richmond

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Humboldt State University web site. It is my hope that you will learn here much of what Humboldt has to give to its students and to the Northern California community.

Excellence in undergraduate education is this university's foremost goal. We also provide high quality graduate education by offering a variety of master degrees. The outstanding educational opportunities that Humboldt State University provides are created by an excellent faculty who also contribute to the generation of new knowledge through their scholarship and research. The university also strives to sustain and improve its community in many ways.

Humboldt State University is fortunate to have so many excellent students who contribute much to their own education and to the community. Our students provide important leadership for the university and help to maintain the university's value of social and environmental responsibility which has molded this university for decades. Students are also responsible for initiating and maintaining the university's longtime commitment to service learning through theYouth Educational Services (YES) programs. Students also began one of the most important cultural attributes of Humboldt County, the University's CenterArts program which brings some of our nation's best performers to the campus. Humboldt students continue this commitment to social and environmental responsibility beyond the local community as evidenced by the unusually large number of our students who serve in the Peace Corps. While you can learn much about Humboldt State University from our web site, you should visit the campus to experience the physical beauty of this place and meet our students, faculty and staff. You are welcome anytime, but you may make an appointment through our admissions office. My colleagues and I will look forward to your visit. Sincerely, 

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Rollin C. Richmond
President