Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Dear campus community,
The California State University plays a critical role as an engine of equity and social mobility. This morning, the CSU Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Joseph Castro, president of Fresno State, will serve as the eighth chancellor of the CSU, an affirmation of its commitment to inclusive excellence. I have been grateful to Dr. Castro for his mentorship as I began my presidency. SF State was honored to have him serve as our keynote speaker at our event, A Campus Conversation: The City’s University. These are challenging times for our nation and for higher education. The CSU and its students are fortunate in the choice of Joe Castro, for there is no finer leader to guide us in these times.
I hope you can make time to participate in a live broadcast opportunity to meet our new chancellor Friday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Castro’s appointment signals a continuation of the important and proud legacy of the CSU. I am grateful for everything Chancellor Tim White has done for the CSU, and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Castro. I look forward to continuing to work together to build on the accomplishments of the nation’s largest four-year university system.
Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.