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Responsibility for the CSU is vested in a 25-member Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are appointed by the governor to eight-year terms. Faculty, alumni and two student trustees serve two-year terms. The trustees appoint the chancellor, who is the system’s chief executive officer, and the presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses and report to the chancellor. The trustees, chancellor and presidents develop systemwide policies.

Board of Truste​​​es

Ex Officio Members

Governor Edmund (Jerry) G. Brown, Jr. ​

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom 

Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson 

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White ​

Appointed Members
(term ends during the year given) ​

Silas Abrego (2021) 

Jane W. Carney (2022) 

Adam Day, Vice Chair (2023) 

Rebecca D. Eisen, Chair (2018) 

Douglas Faigin (2017) 

Debra S. Farar (2022) 

Jean Picker Firstenberg (2018) 

Lillian Kimbell (2024) 

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana (2017) 

Hugo N. Morales (2020) 

John Nilon (alumni trustee) (2018) 

J. Lawrence Norton (2019) 

Jorge Reyes Salinas (student trustee, non-voting) (2018) 

Lateefah Simon (2019) 

Steven Stepanek (faculty trustee) (2017) 

Peter J. Taylor (2021) 

Maggie White (student trustee, voting) (2017) ​

​Administrative Leaders

Timothy P. White, Chancellor 

Loren Blanchard, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs 

Steve Relyea, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer 

Framroze Virjee, Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel 

Melissa Bard, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources 

Garrett P. Ashley, Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement 

Larry Mandel, Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer​

Campus Presid​ents

​Campus​​President​​Appointment Year
​Bakersfield​Horace Mitchell​2004
​Channel Islands​Erika D. Beck​2016
​Chico​Gayle E. Hutchinson​2016
​Dominguez Hills​Willie J. Hagan​2013
​East Bay​Leroy M. Morishita​2012
​Fresno​Joseph I. Castro​2013
Fullerton​​Mildred García​2012
​​Humboldt​Lisa A. Rossbacher​2014
​Long Beach​Jane Close Conoley​2014
​Los Angeles​William A. Covino​2013
​Maritime Academy​Thomas A. Cropper​2012
​Monterey Bay​Eduardo M. Ochoa​2013
​Northridge​Dianne F. Harrison​2012
​Pomona​Soraya M. Coley​2015
​Sacramento​Robert S. Nelsen​2015
​San Bernardino​Tomás D. Morales2012
​San Diego​Elliot Hirshman​2011
​San Francisco​Leslie E. Wong​2012
​San José​Mary A. Papazian​2016
​San Luis Obispo​Jeffrey D. Armstrong​2011
​San Marcos​Karen S. Haynes​2004
​Sonoma​Judy K. Sakaki​2016
​Stanislaus​Ellen N. Junn​2016