Dr. Ellen Junn is the President of California State University, Stanislaus. At the time of her award, she was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at San Jose State University. During her time at SJSU, she worked to increase and coordinate multiple support programs to improve student learning, retention, and graduation rates, with special attention to closing the under-represented minority student graduation gap. Dr. Junn graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with High Honors in Psychology in 1979, and earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Princeton University. She completed Harvard University’s Management Development Program in 1998.