University President

President Eduardo M. Ochoa has proudly served California State University, Monterey Bay for the past ten years. During his tenure, he has exceeded many of the goals he set at his investiture. To celebrate his legacy, the university has created a book detailing his many achievements and videos to accompany the stories within the book.

Key Accomplishments

Promising Students a Better Future Faster

Achieving higher graduation rates was one of President Ochoa’s top priorities. With his support, CSUMB streamlined education courses and centralized advising and career services into the Center for Advising, Career, and Student Success. That support resource made it easier for students to stay on track and feel connected to the campus.

Building the Campus

President Ochoa has been a steadfast supporter of the physical growth and sustainable development of the campus to ensure the success of our students. According to Campus Planning and Development, he secured CSU funding for the demolition of blighted Army structures to make way for state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces. 

Advancing Equity and Inclusion

During his tenure as president, Eduardo M. Ochoa recognized that the university must renew and bolster its focus on these fundamental values to continue to grow and succeed. His efforts to advance equity and inclusion achieved national recognition.

Fueling the Future of CSUMB

President Ochoa, who earned a PhD in economics, has exercised sound and savvy decision-making and leadership to ensure CSUMB’s solvency into the future. The university in his time has raised more than $125 million in philanthropic commitments.

Impacting the Campus and the Community

President Ochoa has led one of the largest single employers and economic generators in the region, which supports more than 3,600 jobs, $177 million in labor income, and $26 million in state and local tax revenue.

The Ochoas outside the OSU

Eduardo M. and
Holly Byers Ochoa Endowment

The Ochoas' passion for international adventure and appreciation of the value of culturally diverse experiences will continue to benefit CSUMB students in perpetuity. They are leaving a legacy to CSUMB with the establishment of the Eduardo M. and Holly Byers Ochoa Endowment for California State University, Monterey Bay Student International Experience.

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