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Chico State

Steve Perez

Steve Perez

Steve Perez is the 13th president of Chico State. He has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, most recently at San José State University and Sacramento State. He holds a PhD in economics from University of California, Davis.

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A crowd of students walk down the sidewalk at Chico State

Increased Enrollment at Chico State Benefits the Entire Community

President Steve Perez discusses why increased in enrollment is good for the University and the community of Chico.

President Steve Perez and his wife, Tanya, walk their two dogs through the Catastic carnival.

Living in Historic Home Gives New Meaning to Residential Campus

President Steve Perez reflects on being Chico State's newest on-campus resident, as the new tenant of the Warrens Center.

President Steve Perez shares a laugh with incoming students and their families at Orientation.

30 Days In: President Perez Reflects on New Role

President Steve Perez marvels at the warm welcome he has received and the excitement of students who are also just starting their journeys.