By Ron Leuty
Business Times Staff Writer
Leroy Morishita, interim president of California State University, East Bay, since July 1, was appointed appointed Wednesday to the full position.
The CSU Board of Trustees selected Morishita as the fifth president in the Hayward school’s 55-year history.
“I am both excited and confident that together we can take Cal State East Bay to a new level of excellence, inclusion and distinction,” Morishita said in a press release.
The Fresno native and East Bay resident came to CSU East Bay after 29 years at San Francisco State University, including stints as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Morishita replaces Mohammad Qayoumi, who left the school to become president of San Jose State University.