Costa Statement on Castro Appointment as CSU Chancellor

Sep 24, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-116) released the following statement on Fresno State University President Joseph Castro’s appointment as the next chancellor of the California State University system:

"As the first California native to be named chancellor of the California State University (CSU) system, the largest in the nation, I can think of no one more deserving of this promotion than Dr. Joe Castro. A valley native raised in an immigrant household, his life story is that of the American dream.

"The first in his Latino family to graduate from college and to later earn a PhD, he’s been an inspiration and mentor for thousands of first-generation students. Dr. Castro is considered one of the leaders in higher education in America and his selection reflects that fact. I know in his new role he will be bold in guiding the next generation of American university students, which we know is our future.

“I will miss Mary and Joe who are my good friends and neighbors.  They helped make Fresno State a better university for the students and our valley. They will always be Bulldog proud and Bulldog bold."