Public Affairs

Governor Appoints Norton to Board of Trustees

July 16, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown has announced the appointment of James “Larry” Norton to the California State University Board of Trustees.

He was principal at Norton and Associates from 1980 to 2007.  He served as vice president at the Institute for Medical Sciences at the California Pacific Medical Center from 1976 to 1980, director of development and community relations at Dominican University from 1970 to 1976 and as an intelligence analyst at the United States Central Intelligence Agency from 1963 to 1970.  He is a member of the Marin County School Volunteers.

The appointment requires Senate confirmation.  Trustees do not receive a salary for their service to the university – with exceptions for the Chancellor and the Faculty Trustee.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the 23-campus system. Under present law, there are 25 Trustees (24 voting, one non-voting). Five Trustees are ex officio members: the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chancellor.

For more information about the appointment, please see the announcement from Governor Jerry Brown's office: