Valley Hispanics excited about Fresno State’s hiring of Joseph Castro
May 24, 2013
The Fresno Bee
By Pablo Lopez
Thrilled to death. Phenomenal. Exciting.
That was the local Hispanic community’s reaction Thursday to Joseph Castro being named Fresno State’s next president — the first Latino to hold the post in the university’s 102-year history.
Castro, 46 and a Hanford native, is a vice chancellor at University of California at San Francisco. He will replace John Welty, 68, who will retire at the end of July after 22 years.
Hispanics interviewed Thursday view Castro as one of them — someone who grew up in the Valley and knows its history, culture and problems. More »