Eduardo M. Ochoa was appointed president of CSU Monterey Bay in May 2013. Ochoa returned to the CSU after serving in the Obama Administration since 2010 as the U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education, the secretary of education's chief advisor on higher education issues. Prior to that role, Ochoa served for seven years as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State.
Ochoa taught at Fresno State as well as at Cal State LA, where he was a full professor and chair of the economics and statistics department. He also led the university's Bureau of Business and Economic Research, and served as acting dean of its School of Business and Economics. In 1997, Ochoa was hired as the dean of Cal Poly Pomona's College of Business Administration, where he served for six years.
A native of Buenos Aires, Ochoa attended bilingual schools in the Argentinian capital until his sophomore year in high school, when he immigrated with his family to Portland, Oregon.
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B.A., Physics, Reed CollegeM.A., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Columbia UniversityPh.D., Economics, New School for Social Research