Cal State board names president of East Bay campus

California State University has named a veteran school administrator as the fifth president of its East Bay campus.

The CSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced the appointment of Leroy Morishita, who has served as interim president of Cal State East Bay since July 1.

Morishita succeeds Mohammad Qayoumi, who left after five years to become president of San Jose State University.

A California native raised near Fresno, Morishita came to the 55-year-old Hayward campus after 29 years as a senior administrator at San Francisco State University.

The CSU board announced his appointment the same day trustees capped salaries of newly hired campus presidents at $325,000.

East Bay spokesman Barry Zepel says Morishita currently earns $276,000. The CSU board will determine his new salary in March.

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