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"Helping the Community Develop Strong Leadership in Students - Dr. Joseph I. Castro" - Luncheon

  • Tue, May 10, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tornino's Banquets, 5080 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA

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Please join us on May 10 in welcoming our guest speaker, Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President, California State University, Fresno who will be speaking about community/student relationships.


Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P.
President, California State University, Fresno

Dr Joseph I. Castro

Joseph I. Castro was appointed as the eighth president of California State University, Fresno on August 1, 2013. He is the first Central Valley native to serve in this leadership position. Dr. Castro also serves as Professor of Educational Leadership in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.

Prior to his appointment at Fresno State, he served as Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 2006-13. During that time, he led an array of departments that served the academic needs of UCSF’s talented and diverse student body.

He received a B.A. in political science and M.P.P. in public policy from University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. in higher education policy and leadership from Stanford University.

Dr. Castro was recently selected as the 2014 Alumnus of the Year by the University of California, Berkeley Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award at UCSF and the 2010 University of California Student Association’s Administrator of the Year Award. In 2012, the UCSF Council of Minority Organizations recognized Dr. Castro for his extraordinary contributions to advancing diversity at UCSF.

Dr. Castro is the grandson of farmworkers from Mexico and members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. He was born and raised in Hanford, CA and is the first person in his family to graduate from a university. He and his wife, Mary, have three children, Isaac, Lauren and Jess.


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Check in and Networking starts at 11.10 am.

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Luncheon Sponsors

Patty Rocha - Tulare Outlets
Anne Marie Avellar - AAA

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