Jolene Koester


“I’m really looking forward to working with the leaders in the San Fernando Valley to realize the opportunity and potential that California State Northridge brings to that area.”

NAME:Jolene Koester

AGE: 51

HOME: Sacramento

PROFESSION: Provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Sacramento.

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Appointed president of Cal State Northridge in November by the California State University Board of Trustees. She will assume her new responsibilities next summer.

GOALS FOR 2000: To gain a better understanding of the issues confronting Cal State Northridge; to get to know the people involved in university affairs; to work hard to establish a senior management team because most of the university’s top positions are occupied by interim administrators; and to strengthen CSUN’s relationship with residents and businesses in the San Fernando Valley.