Dr. Ellen N. Junn

Ellen Junn
President, Stanislaus State

Supporting underserved students and improving access to higher education has been one of Junn’s primary areas of focus during her 26 years as a faculty member and administrator within the California State University system. As the chief academic officer at San Jose State, she established the African-American Student Success and Hispanic Student Success Task Forces to improve graduation rates for students of color. She became the fifth woman to lead a Cal State institution when she was appointed president of Stanislaus State in 2016.