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Leadership

Responsibility for the CSU is vested in a 25-member Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are appointed by the governor to eight-year terms. Faculty, alumni and two student trustees serve two-year terms. The trustees appoint the chancellor, who is the university’s chief executive officer, and the presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses and report to the chancellor. The trustees, chancellor and presidents develop university-wide policies.

Board of Trustees

Ex Officio Members

Governor Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis 

Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

Dr. Jolene Koester, Interim Chancellor


Appointed Members
(term ends during the year shown) 

Larry L. Adamson (2022)

Diana Aguilar-Cruz (Student Trustee 2024)

Diego Arambula (2028)

Jack B. Clarke, Jr. (2027)

Adam Day (2023)

Douglas Faigin (2025)

Jean Picker Firstenberg (2026)

Wenda Fong, Vice Chair (2024)

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie (2030)

Lillian Kimbell, Chair (2024)

Maria Linares (Student Trustee 2023)

Julia L. Lopez (2028)

John "Jack" McGrory (2023)

Anna Ortiz-Morfit (2025)

Yammilette Rodriguez (2029)

Romey Sabalius (faculty trustee) (2023)

Lateefah Simon (2027)

Christopher J. Steinhauser (2026)

Jose Antonio Vargas (2030)



Administrative Leaders

Jolene Koester, Interim Chancellor

Sylvia A. Alva, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Andrew Jones, Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel

Steve Relyea, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Vacant, Interim Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement

Vlad Marinescu, Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer

Leora D. Freedman, Acting Vice Chancellor for Human Resources


Campus Presidents

Campus
PresidentAppointment Year
BakersfieldLynnette Zelezny2018
Channel IslandsRichard D. Yao
2022
Chico
Gayle E. Hutchinson
2016
Dominguez Hills
Thomas A. Parham2018
East BayCathy A. Sandeen
2020
Fresno
Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval
2021
FullertonFramroze Virjee
2019
Humboldt
Tom Jackson, Jr.
2019
Long Beach
Jane Close Conoley
2014
Los Angeles
William A. Covino
2013
Maritime Academy
Thomas A. Cropper
2012
Monterey Bay
Vanya Quiñones
2022
Northridge
Erika D. Beck
2020
Pomona
Soraya M. Coley
2015
Sacramento
Robert S. Nelsen2015
San Bernardino
Tomás D. Morales2012
San Diego
Adela de la Torre2018
San Francisco
Lynn Mahoney
2019
San José
Stephen Perez (Interim)
2022
San Luis ObispoJeffrey D. Armstrong
2011
San Marcos
Ellen J. Neufeldt
2019
Sonoma
Ming Tung “Mike" Lee (Interim)2022​​​
Stanislaus
Ellen N. Junn2016

Leadership is current as of March 2021. For a current list and links to the biographies of trustees, administrative officers and campus presidents, visit calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu/leadership.