Framroze Virjee
Framroze Virjee

Framroze "Fram" Virjee was appointed president of Cal State Fullerton in December 2017. 

Virjee previously served as executive vice chancellor, general counsel and secretary to the board for the CSU system. In that position, he led a staff of attorneys, paralegals and support personnel who were collectively responsible for all legal services throughout the CSU. In addition to representing both the system and each of its 23 campuses in areas as varied as litigation, labor and employment, business and finance and academic and student affairs, Virjee served as chief legal officer to the Board of Trustees, advising them on all legal issues, including open meeting laws, board rules and procedures and education code compliance.

Prior to joining the CSU in January 2014, Virjee was a partner in private practice for almost 30 years at O’Melveny & Myers, the oldest firm in Los Angeles and one of the largest in the nation. At O’Melveny, Virjee specialized in labor and employment law, with an emphasis in, among other things, representing educational institutions in the areas of collective bargaining, Education Code compliance, and discrimination and employment litigation. He also spent multiple years as the national Chair of O’Melveny’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, and served as as the firm’s diversity and inclusion partner, lateral hiring partner, and chair of the firm’s summer program.

Virjee and his wife, Julie, are co-founders of Yambi Rwanda, a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to improving the lives of Rwandans through the sustained provision of basic human needs—clean water, adequate nutrition, and healthcare—along with equitable access to quality education and the celebration of Rwanda’s culture and arts. 

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B.A., Political Science and Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara 
J.D., University of California