Joseph I. Castro, the first Californian and Mexican American appointed as chancellor of the California State University, will virtually visit Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, March 3, one of his first visits to a CSU campus since assuming leadership of the system on Jan. 4.

Castro, who is the CSU’s eighth chancellor, will have virtual meetings throughout the day, including sessions with CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales along with students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of local news media.

Castro succeeded Timothy P. White, who retired at the end of December after leading the CSU since 2012. As chancellor, he oversees the 23 campuses consisting of 482,000 students, and 53,000 faculty and staff. The CSU, which spans the entire state of California, has an annual budget of more than $5 billion.

Prior to becoming chancellor, Castro served as president of California State University, Fresno for seven years. Prior to joining Fresno State, Castro served for 23 years in the University of California (UC) system, holding a variety of leadership positions culminating in roles of vice chancellor of Student Academic Affairs and professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Castro has a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in higher education policy and leadership from Stanford University. He has been recognized with alumni excellence awards from the UC Berkeley and Stanford.

For more information, visit the California State University Chancellor webpage.