CSU Announces Special Committee Charged with Selecting New Chancellor to Hold Series of Meetings

The CSU Trustees’ search committee for the next Chancellor announced a series of public forums to collect input from “stakeholders and interested parties.” Following White’s announcement two weeks ago, CFA President Charles Toombs outlined some of the priorities our union believes the next Chancellor must focus on. As the special committee begins its process, Toombs notes, “These forums represent an important opportunity for faculty to speak their minds on the values that we hope the next Chancellor will embody. Let’s let the CSU Trustees know that our union expects a strong advocate who will passionately fight for faculty and students, and serve as a promoter of the tremendous work all our members do on each of our 23 campuses day in and day out.”​​​ 

According to the schedule released by the Trustees, there are six public events planned:

  • Tuesday, November 12, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom at Sacramento State. 
  • Wednesday, November 13, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Multipurpose Room at California State University, East Bay.
  • Wednesday, November 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dumke Auditorium at the California State University Office of the Chancellor (estimated start time pending the conclusion of the Board of Trustees meeting).
  • Friday, November 22, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Building at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  • Tuesday, December 3, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at California State University San Marcos.
  • Thursday, December 5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union at California State University, Fresno.

Reiterating the importance of an open selection process, Toombs added, “Beyond these public sessions, CFA hopes there will be transparent and meaningful input from the faculty, staff, and students who truly understand what kind of leadership is needed to fulfill the CSU mission.”