Mildred García, champion of college access, is named CSU chancellor amid system crisis

Mildred García, who is currently president of the American Assn. of State Colleges and Universities, will become the 11th Chancellor and first Latina to lead the 23-campus system. She is credited with improving Cal State Fullerton’s four-year graduation rate by 65%.

García returns to a university system beleaguered by widespread sexual misconduct among top administrators, and intense criticism over its handling of such cases. García’s predecessor, Joseph I. Castro, was forced to resign last year after he came under fire for his handling of sexual misconduct cases during his time as president at Fresno State University.

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