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Governor Newsom Appoints 3 New Members to the CSU Board of Trustees

Christianne Salvador


​L to R: Diego Arambula, Jack B. Clarke Jr., Anna Ortiz-Morfit​


​​​​​​​​​​Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments to the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees on October 30, 2020. All positions require Senate confirmation. The CSU Board of Trustees is the 25-member board that adopts regulations and policies governing the university.​

Diego Arambula

Arambula, 41, of Fresno, has been a partner at Transcend since 2018. He was previously an executive director at GO Public Schools Fresno from 2016 to 2018 and held multiple positions at Summit Public Schools from 2005 to 2015, including Chief Growth and Innovation Officer, Principal and Executive Director and High School Teacher. Currently, he is a board member of Summit Public Schools and the Central Valley Community Foundation. Arambula earned a Master of Education degree from Stanford University.


Jack B. Clarke Jr.

Clarke Jr., 64, of Riverside, has been a partner at Best, Best & Krieger LLP since 1992, where he has held multiple positions since 1984, including litigation associate and law clerk. He was a litigation associate at McClintock, Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish from 1988 to 1989. Clarke was a Youth Counselor and Institutional Parole Agent at the California Youth Training School/H. Stark Youth Training School from 1980 to 1982. He is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association, Riverside Police Foundation, Riverside County Office of Education Foundation, Monday Morning Group and the Governor's Judicial Selection Advisory Committee – Inland Empire. Clarke earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.


Anna Ortiz-Morfit

Ortiz-Morfit, 45, of San Francisco, served as an investment research associate at Strong Capital Management from 2000 to 2003 and as an investment research analyst at Hotchkis and Wiley from 1998 to 2000. Currently, Ortiz-Morfit is a member of Vision of Hope and the Common Sense Media Advisory Board. She serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of San Francisco. ​​