Stephen Cummins

Interim General Manager & Director of University Public Engagement

Stephen Cummins is the Director of University Public Engagement at California State University, Chico overseeing Chico Performances, a performing arts and lecture series and North State Public Radio, NPR public radio news, information and cultural programming for Northern California. Previously he served as Director of the McAninch Arts Center in suburban Chicago and before that as Assistant Director for Artistic Services at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois. He holds a BFA and MFA in Theatre and a Doctorate in Higher Ed Leadership.

It’s that time of year when students head back to school. Tonight we interview Chico State President Gayle E. Hutchinson and Butte College President Samia Yaqub about what they're excited about for the new academic year, the challenges facing their institutions, and the state of higher education in our region, statewide, and nationally.