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Cal State Names University Presidents in L.A., Dominguez Hills

The Cal State Board of Trustees Wednesday named a Cal State Fresno administrator as the new president of Cal State Los Angeles and appointed the interim president at Cal State Dominguez Hills to the permanent position.

William A. Covino, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Fresno, said he was honored by the appointment and looked forward to moving to Los Angeles.

“The university is uniquely positioned in a global center for the arts, technology and the economy and its boasts a student population as diverse as the city it serves,” he said.

Willie Hagan, the new Cal State Dominguez Hills president, had been in the interim post since June of 2012. He served as the interim president at Cal State Fullerton in 1996.