Dr. Barry Munitz is chancellor emeritus of California State University, the largest senior system of higher education in the country. He is also president of the Cotsen Foundations for the Art of Teaching and Academic Research and chair of the president's advisory committee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Munitz was the founding chair of California's P-16 Council, a group of education, business and community leaders charged with developing strategies to improve education from preschool through college, and he served as president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He is a governor of the Broad Family Foundations, a corporate director at Sallie Mae and Prospect Global and led the boards of Sierra Nevada College and the American Council on Education. Munitz was chancellor of the University of Houston and academic vice president of the University of Illinois system. He received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University and a baccalaureate degree from Brooklyn College.