Leora D. Freedman is the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at the California State University system. As the vice chancellor, Leora provides strategic leadership and direction for the CSU’s comprehensive human resources department (faculty and staff) and oversees collective bargaining, benefits, compensation, data research and analysis, policy development, learning and development, Title IX, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, equal opportunity and whistleblower.
Ms. Freedman first joined the CSU's Office of General Counsel in 2010. Between 2014 and 2017, she served as General Counsel for Occidental College in Los Angeles. Leora returned to the CSU Office of General Counsel in February 2017 and served as Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Counsel -- Academic and Student Affairs until March 2018, when she was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining the CSU, she began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Hupp, United States District Court for the Central District of California. Thereafter, she practiced business and insurance coverage litigation and served as the Directing Attorney of the Consumer Law Project and the Homelessness Prevention Law Project at Public Counsel.
Freedman earned a bachelor's in psychology from Wesleyan University, and earned a juris doctorate degree (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles.