California State University, Stanislaus Names Ellen Junn as Its Next President

junnEllen N. Junn was appointed president of California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. The campus, located in California’s Central Valley east of San Jose, enrolls about 7,800 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students. Women make up 64 percent of the undergraduate student body.

When Dr. Junn takes office on June 30, there will be 11 women serving as presidents at CalState’s 23 campuses, the most in the system’s history. The last five scholars who have been named president of one of CalState’s campuses have all been women. Dr. Junn will be the second woman to lead the Stanislaus campus in its 59-year history.

Dr. Junn has been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She began her academic career 25 years ago as an assistant professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino.

Dr. Junn is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she majored in experimental and cognitive psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in cognitive and developmental psychology from Princeton University in New Jersey.

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