Paul Zingg


Paul Zingg

Phone: 898-5201

Dr. Paul Zingg is president of California State University, Chico. CSU, Chico, one of 23 campuses in The California State University System, is a comprehensive, four-year university whose motto "Today Decides Tomorrow" guides more than 15,000 students through their undergraduate and graduate education.

Prior to being named president at CSU, Chico, Dr. Zingg was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo from 1995 to 2004. Before that he served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly, 1993-1995.

Dr. Zingg served as dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Saint Mary's College of California from 1986-1993. Previously, he spent several years at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as assistant to the president from 1984-1986, as an American Council on Education Fellow in Academic Administration and special assistant to the president in 1983-1984, and as vice dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 1979-1983.

Dr. Zingg received his PhD in history in 1974 from the University of Georgia, Athens; an MA in history in 1969 from the University of Richmond, VA; and a BA in history in 1968 from Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina.

He has published several books and nearly 100 articles on American higher education, student learning, educational leadership, sports history, and intercollegiate athletics. He has also acted as a sports history consultant to several presses, the media, museum curators and on Ken Burns' acclaimed television documentary series, "Baseball", in 1994