Eduardo Ochoa

Eduardo M. Ochoa, a native of Argentina, has been​ president ​of Cal State University, Monterey Bay since 2012.  He ​has a B.A. in physics and philosophy from Reed College, a M.S. in nuclear science and engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.​ ​Dr. Ochoa ​has ​worked for 29 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 ​A​ssistant ​S​ecretary for ​Postsecondary ​E​ducation in the Obama ​a​dministration​, acting as the chief advisor on higher-education ​matters​ to the ​Secretary​ of Education ​and head​ing the Office of Postsecondary Education, which administers most of the Department​ of Education’s higher education programs.  ​

Dr. Ochoa’s wife Holly Byers Ochoa is a historian, writer and editor. They have two sons​,​ Michael and Eric.