Joseph R Castro, MD

President, California State University, Fresno
M_Radiation Oncology

As a professor, Dr. Castro teaches courses and conducts research on policy, leadership and diversity issues. He has mentored graduate students from several UC campuses.

During his 22-year career, Dr. Castro has served in leadership positions within the UC system at the Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Barbara campuses and at the Office of the President. Dr. Castro received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in higher education policy and leadership from Stanford University.

Dr. Castro is the recipient of the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award at UCSF and the 2010 University of California Student Association’s Administrator of the Year Award. In June 2010, he was featured by KGO Channel 7, San Francisco in its “Profiles in Excellence” series. In 2011, he was awarded the International Cooperation Dedication Award from the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. In January of 2012, the UCSF Council of Minority Organizations gave Dr. Castro a special award to recognize his extraordinary contributions to advancing diversity at UCSF. In July of 2012, Dr. Castro received the Power of 10 Award from the UC Office of the President for his leadership of the UC Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP), the largest of its kind in the nation.