Welcome to Fresno State Visalia Campus
The new Fresno State campus in Visalia is directed by Dr. Luz Gonzalez, a Fresno State alumna with 30 years of experience in teaching, student success, community and regional engagement and development.
Provost Lynnette Zelezny announced that Gonzalez will be the inaugural dean of the Fresno State Visalia Campus. Zelezny said Gonzalez is “one of our most successful and seasoned deans at Fresno State and a perfect fit for this important leadership role.”
The Fresno State Visalia Campus is a newly remodeled 10,000-square-foot, four-classroom building at College of the Sequoias. Located on the southeast side of the COS campus at Shady and Meadow streets, the Fresno State Visalia Campus will deliver both state-funded and self-support programs.
A ribbon-cutting was held on October 26 and the first offerings last fall were non-credit professional development courses. Future plans will explore degree and certificate programs targeted at working professionals.
Fresno State has had a presence in Visalia since the 1990s when it began offering upper division courses on the COS campuses through onsite and distance learning technology. The new Visalia Campus will enhance Fresno State’s presence and serve residents in Visalia and other South Valley communities, Zelezny said.