Barry Munitz

  • California State University (emeritus)

Barry Munitz is president of the Cotsen Foundations for the Art of Teaching and for Academic Research, senior advisor to the Milken Institute, chair of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation President’s Advisory Committee, and Chancellor Emeritus of the California State University, a position he held from 1991 to 1998. He was the founding chair of California’s P-16 Council, a group of education, business, and community leaders charged with developing strategies to improve education for preschool through post-graduate, and served as president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Barry is a governor of the Broad Family Foundations, a corporate director at Sallie Mae (Navient) and Prospect Global, and chaired the board of trustees at Sierra Nevada College and the American Council of Education. Prior to Cal State, he was chancellor of the University of Houston and academic vice president of the University of Illinois system. Barry earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University.