Newsmaker: Dr. Zelezny, new president of CSUB


Dr. Lynette Zelezny officially takes over today as CSUB’s new president.

She’s taking over from Dr. Horace Mitchell who retired this year. Zelezny is the first female to serve as president of CSUB. 

A product of the CSU, Zelezny earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Humboldt State University, a Ph.D. in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University and an MBA with distinction from the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. She has also earned professional certificates in management from Harvard University and in executive leadership from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her background includes time at Fresno State, University of Stockholm in Sweden, American Council of Education Fellow at Towson University in Maryland, and as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, according to CSUB. 

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