BREAKING: Cal State LA gets a new provost: José Luis Alvarado

President William A. Covino announced the next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

 Four months after former Cal State LA provost Lynn Mahoney left, the university will see its next provost and vice president for academic affairs in José Luis Alvarado.

 In a university wide email, President William A. Covino introduced Alvarado to the community. He credited the hire to his experience as the founding dean and professor of education for Cal State Monterey Bay.

 He brings a strong and distinguished record of administrative leadership in the California State University, and deep dedication to student success and well-being, and to academic distinction,” wrote President Covino in his email. 

 The campus president also listed the degrees Alvarado has earned including his associate of arts in general education from Imperial Valley College, a bachelor of arts in psychology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. in education with a specialization in special education from the University of Virginia.

 Covino added, “His experiences, expertise, values, and commitment to public service are aligned with the vision, mission, and strategic priorities of Cal State LA.” Alvarado came from Mexico as an immigrant and a child of farm worker parents, being the first in his family to graduate from college. 

 The president finished his email by thanking the search committee and campus community for its input in selecting from its pool of candidates. Alvarado will take the position later this year.