Governor Appoints Junn to California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board

March 14, 2018


Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has appointed Ellen Junn, President of California State University, Stanislaus, to the board of directors of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.

The advocacy group was founded in June 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the mission of addressing the unique challenges facing the Valley while promoting the importance of the eight-county region to California’s prosperity.

Junn has been president at California State University, Stanislaus since 2016. She was provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills from 2014 to 2016 and at San Jose State University from 2012 to 2013.

Prior to service as provost, she was associate provost at California State University, Fresno from 2008 to 2011. Junn served in several positions at California State University, Fullerton from 1991 to 2008, including associate dean, associate and full professor, director of the Office of Educational Equity and Faculty Mentor Program and administrative fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. She was an assistant professor at California State University, San Bernardino from 1989 to 1991, where she was a full-time lecturer from 1986 to 1989.

Junn is a member of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, Stanislaus Community Foundation’s Cradle to Career Leadership Team, ITHAKA Higher Education Insights, California Association for the Education of Young Children and the Association for Psychological Science. 

Junn earned Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Arts degrees in cognitive and developmental psychology from Princeton University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.