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October 29, 2020 

HACU fellow, Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, appointed interim president of California State University, Fresno

San Antonio, Texas - The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities applauds the appointment of Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., as interim president of California State University, Fresno. He will assume the leadership position of the university on January 4, 2021. He replaces Fresno State president Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., who will assume his new role as Chancellor of the California State University.

Jiménez-Sandoval is Fresno’s provost and vice president of academic affairs and serves as the university's chief academic officer. He is a recent fellow of the HACU Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.

“HACU applauds the appointment of Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval as the interim president of Cal State Fresno,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “He is a proven leader with a deep commitment to higher education. We wish him all the best in transitioning to this role as he leads the institution and its students, who are our future leaders of tomorrow.”

Jiménez-Sandoval received his doctorate from the University of California, Irvine and has a professional certificate from Cornell University’s School of Critical Theory. He is a fellow of the 2019-2020 inaugural cohort of HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo, a one-year program designed to prepare the next generation of culturally diverse leaders for executive and senior level positions in higher education. California State University, Fresno is a founding institution of the program.

Read the university press release here.

About HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C.

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