About the Interim President

Cal State LA Interim President, Leroy Morishita.

Leroy M. Morishita

Leroy M. Morishita is serving as Cal State LA’s interim president. He will serve in the position until CSU Board of Trustees appoints a permanent president for the university.


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President's Messages

Read the latest messages from Interim President Morishita to the University community. 


Berenecea Johnson Eanes

Berenecea Johnson Eanes appointed next president of Cal State LA

The CSU Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes to serve as the next president of Cal State LA. She will be the first woman president in the University’s history.

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Cal State LA ranks number one in the West for ‘Best Bang for the Buck’

Cal State LA is ranked number one in the West in the “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” category and number two in the “Best Master’s Universities” category by Washington Monthly.

Cal State LA President, Leroy Morishita speaks from behind a podium.

Cal State LA interim president marks start of new academic year at Convocation

In his first major address to the university community, Cal State LA Interim President Leroy M. Morishita welcomed the start of the academic year at University Convocation.

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President's Council

The President’s Council is comprised of accomplished business and civic leaders who help strengthen the University’s role as a premier public comprehensive university.


The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) designated Cal State LA as an educational anchor institution in recognition of the University's efforts to work with communities to uplift and transform economies and social well-being across the region.