Trustees name five new campus presidents

The CSU campus president carousel continued to spin last week as the CSU Board of Trustees named new leaders for five of the system’s 23 campuses.

Two of the appointments are for new presidents, while three of them give permanent positions to men who had served as interim campus presidents.

The new campus presidents are:

• William A. Covino, currently the provost at Fresno State, becomes the new president of Cal State LA;

• Joseph I. Castro, currently a vice chancellor at UCSF, becomes the new president of Fresno State.

The presidents having the “interim” tag removed from their positions are:

• Joseph F. Sheley of Stanislaus;

• Eduardo M. Ochoa of CSU Monterey Bay;

• Willie J. Hagan of Dominguez Hills.

With these appointments, 14 campuses have seen a change in leadership since May of 2010.

The presidential carousel will rev up again next fall as Long Beach President F. King Alexander leaves to become chancellor of the Louisiana State University system.