California Policy Summit 2018
Ellen Junn is the 11th president of California State University, Stanislaus. President Junn has implemented new and innovative programs for student success, especially for non-traditional students. Other initiatives support faculty success with enhanced funding for research, scholarly and creative activity, use of high impact practices, and supporting numerous faculty learning communities. She has a remarkable and extensive 32-year history with the CSU, having worked at five other campuses prior to joining Stan State. She served as provost and vice president at CSU Dominguez Hills and San Jose State University, associate provost at Fresno State, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Development at CSU Fullerton, and assistant professor at CSU San Bernardino. President Junn earned a bachelor’s degree in experimental and cognitive psychology from the University of Michigan, where she graduated cum laude. She obtained both a master’s and Ph.D. in cognitive and developmental psychology from Princeton University. She is the first Korean-American woman president appointed in the US to a four-year public institution.