CFA Offers Feedback on CSU Chancellor Search

“We need a Chancellor who is devoted to public education and works tirelessly to secure state funding for the CSU. Our new Chancellor would know that rather than putting up more barriers to student access to the CSU (such as impaction, additional quantitative reasoning admission requirements, and suppressing enrollment), we need more state funding to fulfill the promise of four-year public higher education for all of California’s students.”

So begins CFA’s Open Letter to the CSU Board of Trustees regarding their search for a new leader.  CFA also urges Trustees to select a new Chancellor who will protect marginalized students and academic freedom, as well as work with the CSU’s Labor organizations to improve student success and campus climate.

The CSU Labor Council – of which CFA is member – also sent a letter to Trustees urging them to restructure the Stakeholder Advisory Committee to add a Labor representative to the body.

“While the Committee includes representatives from faculty, staff, students, alumni and campus presidents, there is no committee member selected to represent the unique perspective of Labor. If this omission was intentional, it bodes poorly for future labor relations at the CSU, particularly as collective bargaining begins with nearly all of the CSU Unions,” reads the statement.

The last of six “listening tour” forums is scheduled for tomorrow, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union at California State University, Fresno.  CFA members have been speaking up at all of the events to date; faculty at CSU Fresno are encouraged to attend and give feedback to the search committee at this event.  The forum will be livestreamed, and all forums can be viewed online.  

For more information about the search or to Nominate a Candidate, the Chancellor’s Office invites the public to view this webpage or submit ideas via email at chancellorsearch@calstate.edu.