Mildred García

Mildred García is President of California State University, Fullerton, the fourth largest university in the state, serving nearly 39,000 students and with an operating budget of almost half a billion dollars. Since her arrival in 2012, the University has seen a 20% improvement in six-year graduation rates and a significant drop in the achievement gap between underrepresented students and their campus peers. The institution is number one in California and fifth in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics, as well as fifth in the nation in graduating students of color.

A first-generation college student, President García earned a Doctor of Education degree and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, Teachers College; a M.A. in Business Education/Higher Education from New York University; a B.S. in Business Education from Baruch College, City University of New York; and an A.A.S from New York City Community College.