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 Jose State University, was founded in 1857 and became the first institution of public higher education in California. The newest--CSU Channel Islands--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 the 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 more than 1,800 bachelor's and master's degree programs in some 240 subject areas. 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.

Enrollments in fall 2006 totaled 417,000 students, who were taught by some 22,000 faculty. The system awards about half of the bachelor's degrees and a third of the master's degrees granted in California. Nearly 2 million persons have been graduated from CSU campuses since 1960.

Trustees of the California State University [top]

Ex Officio Trustees

The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California
State Capitol
Sacramento 95814

The Honorable John Garamendi
Lieutenant Governor of California
State Capitol
Sacramento 95814

The Honorable Fabian Nunez
Speaker of the Assembly
State Capitol
Sacramento 95814

The Honorable Jack O'Connell
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 90802-4210

Officers of the Trustees  

The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
President

Jeffrey L. Bleich
Chair

Roberta Achtenberg
Chair

Richard P. West
Treasurer

Christine Helwick
Secretary

Appointed Trustees [top]

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 (2007)
Jeffrey Bleich (2010)
Herbert L. Carter (2011)
Carol Chandler (2012)
Moctesuma Esparza (2008)
Debra S. Farar (2014)
Kenneth Fong (2013)
Murray L. Galinson (2007)
George Gowgani (2010)
Melinda Guzman (2012)
William Hauck (2009)
Raymond W. Holdsworth Jr. (2011)
Ricardo F. Icaza (2008)
Andrew LaFlamme (2007)
Bob Linscheid (2007)
Lou Monville (2014)
Jennifer Reimer (2008)
Craig Smith (2007)
Glen Toney (2013)
Kyriakos Tsakopoulos (2009)

Correspondence with Trustees should be sent:
c/o Trustees Secretariat
The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210

Seal of the California State University

Chancellor's Office [top]

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

Dr. Charles B. Reed
Chancellor - CSU System

Dr. Gary Reichard
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Mr. Richard P. West
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Jackie McClain
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Ms. Christine Helwick
General Counsel

Dr. Keith Boyum
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

CSU - A World of Information Is Just A Click Away [top]

Check out the admission 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.

S - Semester system
Q - Quarter system
Note: Phone numbers are to the campus admission offices.

  1. California  map designating 23 campus locationsCalifornia State University, Bakersfield Q
    9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
    Dr. Horace Mitchell, President
    (661) 664-2011 www.csub.edu
  2. California State University Channel Islands S
    One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
    Dr. Richard Rush, President
    (805) 437-8400 www.csuci.edu
  3. California State University, Chico S
    400 West First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0150
    Dr. Paul J. Zingg, President
    (530) 898-4636 www.csuchico.edu
  4. California State University, Dominguez Hills S
    1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747-0005
    Dr. James E. Lyons Sr., President
    (310) 243-3300 www.csudh.edu
  5. California State University, East Bay Q
    25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542
    Dr. Norma Rees, President
    (510) 885-3000 www.csueastbay.edu
  6. California State University, Fresno S
    5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740
    Dr. John D. Welty, President
    (559) 278-4240 www.csufresno.edu
  7. California State University, Fullerton S
    800 N. State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
    Dr. Milton A. Gordon, President
    (714) 278-2011 www.fullerton.edu
  8. Humboldt State University S
    One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    Dr. Rollin C. Richmond, President
    (707) 826-3011 www.humboldt.edu
  9. California State University, Long Beach S
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
    Dr. F. King Alexander, President
    (562) 985-4111 www.csulb.edu
  10. California State University, Los Angeles Q
    5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
    Dr. James M. Rosser, President
    (323) 343-3000 www.calstatela.edu
  11. California Maritime Academy S
    200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590
    Dr. William B. Eisenhardt, President
    (707) 654-1000 www.csum.edu
  12. California State University Monterey Bay S
    100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
    Dr. Diane F. Harrison, President
    (831) 582-3330 www.csumb.edu
  13. California State University, Northridge S
    18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
    Dr. Jolene Koester, President
    (818) 677-1200 www.csun.edu
  14. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Q
    3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
    Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, President
    (909) 869-7659 www.csupomona.edu
  15. California State University, Sacramento S
    6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
    Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, President
    (916) 278-6011 www.csus.edu
  16. California State University, San Bernardino Q
    5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
    Dr. Albert K. Karnig, President
    (909) 880-5000 www.csusb.edu
  17. San Diego State University S
    5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
    Dr. Stephen L. Weber, President
    (619) 594-5000 www.sdsu.edu
  18. San Francisco State University S
    1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
    Dr. Robert A. Corrigan, President
    (415) 338-1111 www.sfsu.edu
  19. San Jos? State University S
    One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0001
    Mr. Don Kassing, Interim President
    (408) 924-1000 www.sjsu.edu
  20. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Q
    One Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    Dr. Warren J. Baker, President
    (805) 756-1111 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) 750-4000 www.csusm.edu
  22. Sonoma State University S
    1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
    Dr. Ruben Armi?ana, President
    (707) 664-2880 www.sonoma.edu
  23. California State University, Stanislaus 4-1-4
    801 West Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382-0299
    Dr. Hamid Shirvani, President
    (209) 667-3122 www.csustan.edu

The California State University International Programs [top]

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 15,000 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 20 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.

CountryParticipating Institutions
Australia

Griffith University 
Macquarie University            

Queensland

Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of Western Sydney
Victoria University

Canada

The Universities of the Province of Quebec including:
Bishop's University
Concordia University
McGill University
Universit Laval
Universit de Montral
Universit de Quebec System

ChilePontificia Universidad catolica de Chile (Santiago)
China Peking University (Beijing)
Denmark Denmark's International Study Program (the international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen.
France

Institut des Etudes Francaises pour Etudiants Etrangers
L'Academie d'Aix-Marseille (Aix-en Provence)
Universites de Paris III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X , XI, XII, XIII
The institute of Oriented Languages and Civilizations, and Universit Evry.

Germany Universitat Tubingen, and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg
Ghana University of Ghana, Legon
Israel

Israel Tel Aviv University
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Haifa

Italy

CSU Study Center (Florence)
Universit degli Studi di Firenze
La Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze

JapanWaseda University (Tokyo)
KoreaYonsei University (Seoul)
Mexico

Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro

New Zealand

New Lincoln University (Christchurch)
Zealand Massey University (Palmerston North)

South Africa

University of Kwazulu Natal
Nelson Mandel Metropolitan University

Spain

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Universidad de Grandada

Sweden Uppsala University
Taiwan

National Taiwan University (Taipei)

National Tsing Hua University

England

United Bradford University
Kingdom Bristol University
Hull University
Kingston University
Sheffield University
University of Wales Swansea

ZimbabweUniversity of Zimbabwe (Harare)

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

To qualify for admission to the International 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 France, Germany, and Mexico. 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 coursework 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.gateway.calstate.edu/csuienet/.