William A. Covino, a veteran Florida and California administrator, was named Wednesday as the new president of Cal State L.A., becoming the first new leader of the El Sereno campus in 33 years.
Covino’s selection was among a slate of appointments announced by the California State University Board of Trustees, who were meeting in Long Beach. Joseph I. Castro, who has held a number of positions at University of California campuses, was appointed to lead Fresno State.
Trustees also appointed three interim presidents as permanent heads of the Dominguez Hills, Monterey Bay and Stanislaus campuses.
Covino will succeed James M. Rosser, who is retiring after serving as Cal...