Jumpstart National Board Member Joseph I. Castro Named Chancellor of Cal. State University System!

In a historic first, Joseph I. Castro, currently President of CSU Fresno andĀ Jumpstart National Board memberĀ has been named the next Chancellor of the California State University System. On January 4, 2021, President Castro will become the system’s first leader of color.

Jumpstart staff, board and friends are beyond delighted with this appointment, announced on Wednesday, September 24, 2020. We are inspired by President Castro’s example, gratified by his well-deserved promotion and excited about the potential opportunity for Jumpstart. This past February, Jumpstart staff members were privileged to present to 22 presidents of the CSU system about Jumpstart programming, and we look forward to continuing the conversation under President Castro’s leadership.

Please see article links below to learn more about President Castro, his contributions, values and journey to the chancellorship.

Cal State gets its first chancellor of color: Fresno State president Joseph I. Castro, LA Times

Next CSU chancellor pledges to improve graduation rates, despite the pandemic, EdSource

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