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 Trustees

Ex Officio Members

Governor Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis 

Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White 

Appointed Members
(term ends during the year given) 

Silas Abrego (2021)

Jane W. Carney (2022)

Adam Day, Chairman (2023)

Rebecca D. Eisen (2020)

Douglas Faigin (2025)

Debra S. Farar (2022)

Jean Picker Firstenberg (2026)

Wenda Fong (2024)

Juan F. Garcia (student trustee, non-voting) (2020)

Emily F. Hinton (student trustee, voting) (2019)

Lillian Kimbell, Vice Chair (2024)

John "Jack" McGrory (2023)

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana (2025)

Hugo N. Morales (2020)

John Nilon (alumni trustee) (2020)

J. Lawrence Norton (2019)

Romey Sabalius (faculty trustee) (2019)

Lateefah Simon (2019)

Christopher J. Steinhauser (2026)

Peter J. Taylor (2021)

Administrative Leaders

Timothy P. White, Chancellor

Loren Blanchard, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Steve Relyea, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Jones, Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel

Evelyn Nazario, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

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

Larry Mandel, Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer

Campus Presidents

PresidentAppointment Year
BakersfieldHorace Mitchell2004
BakersfieldLynnette ZeleznyJuly 2018
Channel IslandsErika D. Beck2016
ChicoGayle E. Hutchinson2016
Dominguez HillsWillie J. Hagan2013
Dominguez HillsThomas A. ParhamJuly 2018
East BayLeroy M. Morishita2012
FresnoJoseph I. Castro2013
FullertonFramroze Virjee2017
HumboldtLisa A. Rossbacher2014
Long BeachJane Close Conoley2014
Los AngelesWilliam A. Covino2013
Maritime AcademyThomas A. Cropper2012
Monterey BayEduardo M. Ochoa2013
NorthridgeDianne F. Harrison2012
PomonaSoraya M. Coley2015
SacramentoRobert S. Nelsen2015
San BernardinoTomás D. Morales2012
San DiegoSally Roush2017
San DiegoAdela de la TorreJuly 2018
San FranciscoLeslie E. Wong2012
San JoséMary A. Papazian2016
San Luis ObispoJeffrey D. Armstrong2011
San MarcosKaren S. Haynes2004
SonomaJudy K. Sakaki2016
StanislausEllen N. Junn2016