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About the California State University System

The California State University

The individual California State Colleges were brought together as a system by the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960. In 1972, the system became the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the system became the California State University. Today, the campuses of the CSU include comprehensive and polytechnic universities and, since July 1995, the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus.

The oldest campus — San José State University — was founded in 1857 and became the first institution of public higher education in California. The newest — CSU Channel Islands (CI) — opened in fall 2002, with freshmen arriving in fall 2003.

Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of the respective campuses.

The Trustees, the Chancellor, and the Presidents develop systemwide policy, with implementation at the campus level taking place through broadly based consultative procedures. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor.

Academic excellence has been achieved by the California State University through a distinguished faculty whose primary responsibility is superior teaching. While each campus in the system has its own unique geographic and curricular character, all campuses, as multipurpose institutions, offer undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and occupational goals as well as broad liberal education. All campuses require for graduation a basic program of “General Education Requirements ” regardless of the type of bachelor’s degree or major field selected by the student.

The CSU offers high-quality, affordable bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs. Many of these programs are offered so that students can complete all upper division and graduate requirements by part-time, late afternoon, and evening study. In addition, a variety of teaching and school service credential programs are available. A limited number of doctoral degrees are offered jointly with the University of California and with private institutions in California. In 2005, the CSU was authorized to independently offer educational doctorate (Ed.D.) programs.

Enrollment in fall 2010 totaled 412,000 students, who were taught by more than 21,000 faculty. The system awards about half of the bachelor’s degrees and a third of the master’s degrees granted in California. More than 2.6 million students have graduated from CSU campuses since 1961.

A recent economic report found that the CSU supports more than 150,000 jobs statewide, annually. The engine driving job creation is more than $17 billion in economic activity that directly results from CSU-related spending that generates $5.43 for every dollar the state invests. For more information, please see www.calstate.edu/impact.

Trustees of the California State University

Ex Officio Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Governor of California
State Capitol
Sacramento 95814
The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor of California
State Capitol
Sacramento 95814
The Honorable John Pérez
Speaker of the Assembly
State Capitol
Sacramento 95814
The Honorable Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento 95814
Dr. Charles B. Reed
Chancellor of The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach

Officers of the Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Bob Linscheid

Dr. Benjamin F. Qullian

Christine Helwick

Appointed Trustees

Appointments are for a term of eight years, except student, alumni, and faculty trustees whose terms are for two years. Terms expire in the year in parentheses. Names are listed alphabetically.

Roberta Achtenberg (2015)
Nicole Anderson (2011)
Carol R. Chandler (2012)
Bernadette Cheyne (2013)
Steven Dixon (2012)
Debra S. Farar (2014)
Kenneth Fong (2013)
Margaret Fortune (2016)
Steven Glazer (2019)
George G. Gowgani (2018)
Melinda Guzman (2012)
William Hauck (2017)
Raymond W. Holdsworth Jr. (2011)
Linda A. Lang (2017)
Bob Linscheid (2012)
Peter Mehas (2015)
Henry Mendoza (2016)
Lou Monville (2014)
Russell Statham (2010)
Jillian Ruddell (2013)
Glen Toney (2013)

Correspondence with Trustees should be sent to:

c/o Trustees Secretariat
The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210

CSU A world of information is just a click away.

Check out the website for the entire California State University: www.csumentor.edu. You will find helpful hints, frequently asked questions, campus tours, and general information about all 23 campuses. The phone number listed for each campus is for the Office of Admission.

S - Semester system
Q - Quarter system

  1. California State University, Bakersfield • Q
    9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
    Dr. Horace Mitchell, President
    (661) 654-3036 • www.csub.edu
  2. California State University Channel Islands • S
    One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
    Dr. Richard R. Rush, President
    (805) 437-8400 • www.csuci.edu
  3. California State University, Chico • S
    400 W. First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0722
    Dr. Paul J. Zingg, President
    (530) 898-6321 • www.csuchico.edu
  4. California State University, Dominguez Hills • S
    1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
    Dr. Mildred Garcia, President
    (310) 243-3645 • www.csudh.edu
  5. California State University, East Bay • Q
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542-3035
    Dr. Leroy M. Morishita, President
    (510) 885-2556 • www.csueastbay.edu
  6. California State University, Fresno • S
    5150 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740-0057
    Dr. John D. Welty, President
    (559) 278-2261 • www.csufresno.edu
  7. California State University, Fullerton • S
    800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
    Dr. Milton A. Gordon, President
    (657) 278-7601 • www.fullerton.edu
  8. Humboldt State University • S
    One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-4957
    Dr. Rollin C. Richmond, President
    (707) 826-4402 • (866) 850-9556 • www.humboldt.edu
  9. California State University, Long Beach • S
    1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840-0106
    Dr. F. King Alexander, President
    (562) 985-5471 • www.csulb.edu
  10. California State University, Los Angeles • Q
    5151 State University Drive,
    Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
    Dr. James M. Rosser, President
    (323) 343-3901 • www.calstatela.edu
  11. California Maritime Academy • S
    200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590
    Dr. William B. Eisenhardt, President
    (707) 654-1330 • www.csum.edu
  12. California State University, Monterey Bay • S
    100 Campus Center Drive, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
    Dr. Diane Harrison, President
    (831) 582-3738 • www.csumb.edu
  13. California State University, Northridge • S
    18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8207
    Dr. Jolene Koester, President
    (818) 677-3700 • www.csun.edu
  14. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona • Q
    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768-4003
    Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, President
    (909) 869-5299 • www.csupomona.edu
  15. California State University, Sacramento • S
    6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6112
    Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, President
    (916) 278-7766 • www.csus.edu
  16. California State University, San Bernardino • Q
    5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
    Dr. Albert K. Karnig, President
    (909) 537-5188 • www.csusb.edu
  17. San Diego State University • S
    5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7455
    Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
    (619) 594-6336 • www.sdsu.edu
  18. San Francisco State University • S
    1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132-4001
    Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President
    (415) 338-1113 • www.sfsu.edu
  19. San José State University • S
    One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0009
    Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President
    (408) 283-7500 • www.sjsu.edu
  20. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo • Q
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    Dr. Jeffery Armstrong, President
    (805) 756-2311 • www.calpoly.edu
  21. California State University, San Marcos • S
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
    Dr. Karen S. Haynes, President
    (760) 750-4848 • www.csusm.edu
  22. Sonoma State University • S
    1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President
    (707) 664-2778 • www.sonoma.edu
  23. California State University, Stanislaus • S
    One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382
    Dr. Hamid Shirvani, President
    (209) 667-3070 • www.csustan.edu

Office of the Chancellor

The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210
(562) 951-4000

Dr. Charles B. Reed. Chancellor - CSU System
Dr. Ephraim P. Smith Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Gail E. Brooks Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Mr. Garrett P. Ashley Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement
Ms. Christine Helwick General Counsel
Mr. Larry Mandel University Auditor

The California State University International Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.

Australia Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University
Canada Concordia University (Montréal), McGill University (Montréal), Université Laval (Québec City)
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)
China Peking University (Beijing), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)
Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)
France Institut Catholique de Paris, Université de Provence (Aix-en-Provence), Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg
Ghana University of Ghana, Legon
Israel Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Haifa
Italy CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
Japan Waseda University (Tokyo) University of Tsukuba
Korea Yonsei University (Seoul)
Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
New Zealand Lincoln University (Christchurch) Massey University (Palmerston North)
South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth
Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada
Sweden Uppsala University
Taiwan National Taiwan University (Taipei), National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)
United Kingdom Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, King-ston University, Swansea University

International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all state tuition and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other course-work prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.calstate.edu/ip.