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2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog 
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The California State University


The California State University

Welcome to the California State University (CSU) - the world’s largest comprehensive higher education system in the nation with 23 unique campuses serving more than 450,000 students with 45,000 employees statewide. Each year, the university awards nearly 100,000 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. CSU graduates now total more than three million strong, and are serving as leaders in the industries that drive California’s economy, including business, agriculture, entertainment, engineering, teaching, hospitality and healthcare. Learn more at www.calstate.edu.

More than 50-year tradition of excellence

Since 1961, the CSU has provided an affordable, accessible, and high-quality education to nearly three million graduates around the state of California. While each campus is unique based on its curricular specialties, location and campus culture, every CSU is distinguished for the quality of its educational programs. All campuses are fully accredited, provide a high-quality broad liberal educational program and offer opportunities for students to engage in campus life through the Associated Students, Inc., clubs and service learning. Through leading-edge programs, superior teaching and extensive workforce training opportunities, CSU students graduate with the critical thinking skills, industry knowledge and hands-on experience necessary for employment and career advancement.


  • CSU faculty attract more than $580 million annually in research and education grants, and contracts by federal, state and regional agencies.

  • Today, one of every 20 Americans with a college degree is a CSU graduate.

  • 1 in every 10 employees in California is a CSU alumnus.

  • The CSU awards 45 percent of the bachelor’s degrees earned in California.

  • More than half of all the nurses in the state earn their degrees from the CSU.

  • The CSU awards 95 percent of the hospitality/tourism degrees in the state.

  • Nearly half of all of the state’s engineers earn their degrees from the CSU.

  • The CSU is the leading provider of teacher preparation programs in the state.

  • The CSU offers more than 115 fully online/hybrid degree programs.

  • The CSU offers 3,250 online courses to provide more educational options to students who may prefer an online format to a traditional classroom setting.

  • The CSU’s growing online concurrent enrollment program gives students the ability to enroll in courses offered by other campuses in the CSU system.

  • The CSU serves more than 5,000 individuals annually through professional development certificate programs in educational health services, business and technology, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, international trade, and many other industries.

  • Nearly half of the CSU’s 450,000 students are engaged in some type of community service, totaling 32 million hours of service annually.

  • More than 9,000 students participate in STEM (science, technology engineering and mathematics) service-learning courses.

  • For every $1 that the state invests in the CSU, the university generates $5.43 for California’s economy.


Office of the Chancellor

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

  • Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor, CSU System

  • Mr. Steve Relyea, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

  • Dr. Ephraim P. Smith , Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

  • Mr. Framroze Virjee, Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel

  • Mr. Garrett Ashley, Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement

  • Ms. Lori Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

  • Mr. Larry Mandel, Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer


Campuses - The California State University

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  • California State University, Bakersfield
    9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
    Dr. Horace Mitchell, President
    (661) 654-2782; www.csub.edu

  • California State University, Channel Islands
    One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
    Dr. Richard Rush, President
    (805) 437-8400; www.csuci.edu

  • California State University, Chico
    400 West First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0150
    Dr. Paul J. Zingg, President
    (530) 898-4636; www.csuchico.edu

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
    1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747-0005
    Dr. Willie Hagan, President
    (310) 243-3301; www.csudh.edu

  • California State University, East Bay
    25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542

    Dr. Leroy M. Morishita, President
    (510) 885-3000; www.csueastbay.edu

  • California State University, Fresno
    5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740
    Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President
    (559) 278-4240; www.csufresno.edu

  • California State University, Fullerton
    800 N. State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
    Dr. Mildred Garciá, President
    (657) 278-2011; www.fullerton.edu

  • Humboldt State University
    One Harpst Street
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    Dr. Lisa Rossbacher, President
    (707) 826-3011; www.humboldt.edu

  • California State University, Long Beach
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
    Dr. Jane Close Conoley, President
    (562) 985-4111; www.csulb.edu

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
    Dr. William A. Covino, President
    (323) 343-3000; www.calstatela.edu

  • California Maritime Academy
    200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590
    Rear Admiral Thomas A. Cropper, President
    (707) 654-1000; www.csum.edu

  • California State University, Monterey Bay
    100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
    Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, President
    (831) 582-3330; www.csumb.edu

  • California State University, Northridge
    18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
    Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, President
    (818) 677-1200; www.csun.edu

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
    Dr. Soraya M. Coley, President
    (909) 869-7659; www.cpp.edu/

  • California State University, Sacramento
    6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
    Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, President
    (916) 278-6011; www.csus.edu

  • California State University, San Bernardino
    5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
    Dr. Tomás D. Morales, President
    (909) 537-5000; www.csusb.edu

  • San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
    Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
    (619) 594-5200; www.sdsu.edu

  • San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
    Dr. Leslie E. Wong, President
    (415) 338-1111; www.sfsu.edu

  • San José State University
    One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0001
    Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President
    (408) 924-1000; www.sjsu.edu

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    One Grand Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, President
    (805) 756-1111; www.calpoly.edu

  • California State University, San Marcos
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
    Dr. Karen S. Haynes, President
    (760) 750-4000; www.csusm.edu

  • Sonoma State University
    1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
    Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President
    (707) 664-2880; www.sonoma.edu

  • California State University, Stanislaus
    One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382-0299
    Dr. Joseph F. Sheley, Interim President
    (209) 667-3122; www.csustan.edu

Ex Officio Trustees

  • The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor of California

  • The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California

  • The Honorable Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the Assembly

  • The Honorable Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Dr. Timothy P. White
    Chancellor of The California State University

Officers of the Trustees

  • The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr., President

  • Lou Monville, Chair

  • Framroze Virjee, Secretary

  • Steve Relyea, Treasurer

Appointed Trustees

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 (2015)

  • Talar Alexanian (2015)

  • Kelsey Brewer (2016)

  • Adam Day (2015) 

  • Rebecca Eisen (2020)

  • Douglas Faigin (2017)

  • Debra S. Farar (2022)

  • Margaret Fortune (2016)

  • Lupe Garcia (2020)

  • Steven Glazer (2019)

  • Lillian Kimbell (2016)

  • Lou Monville (2016)

  • Hugo Morales (2020)

  • J. Lawrence Norton (2019)

  • Steven Stepanek (2015)

Correspondence with Trustees should be sent to:

c/o Trustees Secretariat
The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210