Joseph Castro

Fresno State

Later this summer, for the first time in a generation, Fresno State will have a new president. The CSU Board of Trustees late last month selected Joseph Castro to become the university’s eight president, replacing the soon to retire John Welty, who has led the institution for the last 22 years. Castro will become the first Californian to hold the position, and the first Latino. He’s spent the last 23 years in leadership positions in the UC system, with his most recent job being vice...

Fresno State

A lot has happened in Central California since the last time Fresno State had a new president. On Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees selected Hanford native Joseph Castro as the eighth president of Fresno State. He will replace the soon-to-retire John Welty , who has led the university since August of 1991. We thought we'd take a look back at how much Fresno has changed over the past 22 years. 1) The city grew. A lot. According to the 1990 Census, the City of Fresno's...