President, California State University–Monterey Bay, AAC&U Board of Directors
Eduardo M. Ochoa has been president of Cal State University–Monterey Bay since 2012. He has worked for over 30 years as a faculty member and administrator at campuses in the Cal State system, including Fresno State, Cal State–Los Angeles, Cal Poly–Pomona and Sonoma State University. At Sonoma State, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2003-2010. From 2010 to 2012, he was Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education in the Obama administration, acting as the chief advisor on higher-education matters to the Secretary of Education and heading the Office of Postsecondary Education, which administers most of the Department of Education’s higher education programs. A native of Argentina, Ochoa has a BA in physics and philosophy from Reed College, a MS in nuclear science and engineering from Columbia University, and a PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research.