CSU Trustees Appoint Mohammad Qayoumi as New President of CSU East Bay

Contact: Claudia Keith, (562) 951-4813, ckeith@calstate.edu

The California State University Board of Trustees today named Mohammad (Mo) Qayoumi, vice president for administration and finance at California State University, Northridge, as president of California State University, East Bay.

“I am excited and honored to be named president of a university with such committed faculty, staff and students,” said Qayoumi. “There is a tremendous opportunity to build enrollment at the Hayward and the Concord campuses, and to develop the Oakland Professional Center further. I look forward to working with the campus communities to forge an agenda for the coming year. I especially want to work collaboratively on defining the East Bay experience and helping CSUEB become a crown jewel in the CSU system”

“Dr. Qayoumi’s outstanding academic experience, administrative background and leadership qualities are reflective of the campus profile as a student-centered, inclusive and progressive institution,” said CSU Trustee Herbert Carter, chair of the presidential search committee. “His energy and ideas, combined with his superior resource and organizational management skills, will be a tremendous asset as the campus continues on its path in the future.”

Qayoumi, who was one of four finalists for the position, will assume the East Bay presidency in July. The new president will succeed current President Norma S. Rees, who is retiring in June. The Board of Trustees will set Qayoumi’s salary during the July 18-19 board meeting.

Qayoumi has been vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer at California State University, Northridge since 2000. In this capacity, he has full responsibility for all university administrative and financial areas including financial, budget and accounting services; facilities planning, design and construction; human resources; equity and diversity; public safety and intercollegiate athletics.

He is also a tenured professor of engineering management at California State University, Northridge. Previously, Qayoumi served as vice chancellor for administrative services and adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Rolla, where he directed the university’s administrative and financial areas, as well as facilities, human resources and environmental health and safety.

In addition, Qayoumi served as associate vice president for administration at San José State University where he directed risk management and internal auditing, business process re-engineering, facilities development, and academic scheduling. Qayoumi has also held the position of director of utilities and engineering services, director of technical services and staff engineer at the University of Cincinnati. Qayoumi also served as an engineer on a variety of projects in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Qayoumi holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from American University of Beirut, and an M.S. in nuclear engineering, an M.S. in computer engineering, an M.B.A. in finance and accounting, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified management accountant.

For more information, go to the executive search page.

California State University, East Bay serves the San Francisco Bay region and has two campuses, Hayward and Concord, and a professional development center in the heart of downtown Oakland. The 343-acre main Hayward campus is located in the heart of the Bay Area in the hills of East Bay, and, due to its hilltop location, has a spectacular panoramic vista of the entire San Francisco Bay area. Nearly 13,000 students attend Cal State East Bay, and the curriculum and student experience are designed to reflect and reinforce a broad view of the world.

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 405,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees, about 84,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2006

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