8.17.2012 Costa Statement on Fresno State President Welty’s Retirement

Fresno, Calif.  – Rep. Jim Costa released the following statement on Fresno State President John Welty’s announcement that he would retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  Costa is 1974 Fresno State graduate and proud Bulldog who also serves on the Board of Fresno State’s Maddy Institute with President Welty.

“As a proud alumnus, I can personally say that the modern Fresno State would not be what it is today without having had John Welty at the helm,” said Costa. “President Welty’s steadfast leadership since 1991 has led Fresno State through changing and challenging times in our state and our nation. From promoting diversity to engaging the community, Fresno State and our region as a whole have benefitted immeasurably from Welty’s vision and commitment to my beloved alma mater. I wish him and his family the best, and know that he’ll remember that once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog.”