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Dr. Thomas Morales

Dr. Tomas Morales

Tomás D. Morales                                                                    Thomas Morales

Tomás D. Morales was selected as the president of California State University, San Bernardino in May 2012. He is the university's fourth president since it opened in 1965.

Previously, Morales was president of the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York (CUNY), since 2007.

From 2001 to 2007, Morales served in various capacities at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, including Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, and professor of education. While at Cal Poly Pomona, he established the Kellogg Honors College, realigned the division of Academic Affairs and played a key role in completing a $23 million expansion of the Bronco Student Center.

Prior to joining Pomona, Morales was Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at The City College of New York/CUNY from 1994 to 2001. From 1981 to 1994, Morales was EOP Director, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, and then Assistant Dean of the School of Education at the State University of New York (SUNY), New Paltz.

He holds a B.A. in history from SUNY, New Paltz, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in educational administration and policy studies from SUNY, Albany. Having served as an educator and administrative leader in higher education for more than 39 years, he is one of the few higher education administrators in the United States who has held senior administrative positions at the three largest public university systems in the nation: The California State University, The State University of New York, and The City University of New York.

Morales serves as the chair of the board of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He also was co-chair of AASCU's National Task Force on College Readiness, which recently released the report, "Serving America's Future: Increasing College Readiness," a comprehensive examination that advocates approaches for public institutions to take.

In addition, Morales serves as vice chair of the Governing Board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and as a member of the board of directors of the American Council on Education.

Tomás and his wife Evy have been married for 41 years. They have three grown children (sons Thomas and Omar Morales, daughter Amanda Jimenez) and three grandchildren (Isabella Rose Morales, Sophia Lily Morales and Danica Noelle Jimenez).