About Our System | The CSU
Welcome to the California State University. Built on a foundation of providing accessible, high-quality higher education, the CSU educates more than 474,000 students from every state and more than 100 countries, and employs over 49,000 faculty and staff who have garnered national and international recognition for their work.The CSU's 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers stretch from San Diego in the south to Humboldt in the north. The Chancellor's Office is the central headquarters, located in Long Beach. While each of the campuses has its own identity, its own distinct student populations and programs, they all share the same mission as part of the California State University—to provide high quality, affordable higher education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California.
Responsibility for the CSU is vested in a 25-member Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are appointed by the governor to eight-year terms. Faculty, alumni and two student trustees serve two-year terms.
The trustees appoint the chancellor, who is the system’s chief executive officer, and the presidents, who are the chief executive officers on their respective campuses and who report to the chancellor.
- CSU Organizational Structure
- CSU Board of Trustees (BOT)
- Meet the Current Board of Trustees
- CSU Campus Presidents
- Academic Senate of the CSU
- Auxiliary Organizations