Joseph Castro

Joseph Castro

Chancellor, California State University

Dr. Joseph I. Castro is chancellor of the California State University, one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education in the United States. As chancellor, Dr. Castro leads a university of 23 campuses and a global community of 481,000 students, 53,000 faculty and staff and more than 3.7 million alumni. Dr. Castro is the eighth chancellor to lead the California State University. He previously served as president of California State University, Fresno. As the grandson of immigrants from Mexico and the son of a single mother, he was the first in his family to graduate from a university. 

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California For All


The Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education envisions an integrated statewide system for post-secondary education that better serves California’s diverse students as part of a cradle-to-career educational continuum.

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