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William A. Covino, president of Cal State L.A., plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year after heading the 27,000-student campus for a decade, the university has announced.
Covino shared his decision to step down months after faculty members issued a vote of no confidence in his leadership.
“I’m honored to have had the opportunity to serve as president of Cal State LA for 10 years,” Covino said in a statement Thursday. “To offer students a transformative education, one that forever changes their lives, the lives of their families, and their communities, is a high aspiration. At Cal State LA, we hit the mark day after day, year after year.”
Cal State University Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester credited Covino with boosting graduation rates and moving the university forward in national rankings. In 2017, one study ranked the university first in the country for upward mobility.