May 19, 2021

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

SAN ANTONIO - The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce the appointment of a fellow from its Leadership Academy/ La Academia de Liderazgo to university president.

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., to serve as the ninth president of California State University, Fresno. He currently serves as interim president of Fresno State. Jiménez-Sandoval will immediately assume the campus presidency.

Prior to serving as interim president, Jiménez-Sandoval was Fresno’s provost and vice president of academic affairs and served as the university's chief academic officer.

“HACU applauds the selection of Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval as the next President of CSU Fresno,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “He is not only imminently qualified, having spent over two decades in higher education, but, as an immigrant himself, will serve as a role model by showing students that much can be achieved through education.”

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. This year, HACU celebrates its 35th Anniversary since its founding.

HACU Media Contact:
Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Christopher de Hoyos
Assistant Director of Communications and Social Media
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities