Office of the President

John A. Nunes, PhD

Welcome to Cal Lutheran!

John Nunes

God is up to great things at Cal Lutheran, and I am glad to be able to share all of them with you as the university’s president. 

Cal Lutheran is a community of learning on a beautiful campus where everyone matters.  In many ways, it is an antidote to our world of digitized anonymity and overheated, irresponsible rhetoric. Here at Cal Lutheran, your voice matters — and respect for others is essential. 

I am honored to serve Cal Lutheran by helping to galvanize a uniquely talented team of regents, faculty and staff in educating students for a global society.

John A. Nunes, PhD

University Initiatives

Diversity, Equity,  Inclusion & Justice

Faculty and staff at Cal Lutheran are called to challenge barriers and prepare students to lead a life of meaning and purpose in pursuit of socially-just communities.


Shared Governance & Decision-Making

Our approach to shared governance is designed to advance the university's mission and promote a common good that prioritizes student learning and experience.


A Strategic Plan for Our Future

As California Lutheran University moves into its seventh decade, three strategic goals that arise from our identity, mission and values will be emphasized through 2022.