Author Profile

Saul Jimenez-Sandoval | President, California State University Fresno

Current Position and Past Experience
Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval has roots in Fowler, a city 15 minutes south of Fresno, and his commitment to the region and higher education form part of his personal mission to promote the region’s economic and cultural ascendency. Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval is an immigrant to the San Joaquin Valley, having arrived in the region from Mexico as a 10-year-old. He worked in his father’s small farm, and grew to appreciate the many cultures, languages and communities of the Valley.

Prior to his administrative appointments, Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval taught at Fresno State for almost 15 years. His area of expertise is Spanish and Portuguese poetry, and he has published on authors from Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Portugal. His commitment to student success is evident in his successful direction of 30 M.A. theses and numerous M.A. projects (only four Spanish M.A. theses and projects had been completed prior to his arrival). Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval has a deep faith in the potential of our gifted students, and works tirelessly to promote their growth and success.
Saul Jimenez-Sandoval | President, California State University Fresno