"Student Presidents Association" founded by a group of Associated Students presidents three years before the formation of the CSU system. Quickly became an informed, active student association working with the university administration.
Student Presidents Association formally recognized by the CSU Board of Trustees.
Student Presidents Association sponsors successful legislation authorizing the expenditure of student body fees to fund a lobbyist for CSU students (Ed Code § 89300). (This is why CSSA is able to employ a director of government relations.)
Student leaders successfully advocate students' interests to the legislature and university administration, setting the foundation of student leadership that exists today. Leadership's victories with the governor and legislature start CSSA's tradition of seeking victories in the legislature if they are not forthcoming from the system.
CSSA starts including an additional student from each campus-the CSSA Representative-and renames itself The California State Student Association.