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CSU Chancellor Open Forum Message

Mark your calendars, Cal State San Marcos will host one of six open forums that will be held across the California State University system over the next month as a special committee begins the search process for a new chancellor.

The CSU Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor will hold an open forum at CSUSM on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. in the USU Ballroom. All members of our campus community are invited to attend. It will be the fifth of six open forums as part of a listening tour to gather feedback from stakeholders and interested parties as the trustees search for the university’s next chancellor.

The information will help guide the recruitment activities over the next several months, with the goal to appoint a new chancellor in summer 2020. Chancellor Timothy P. White announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

The open forums will also be livestreamed on the chancellor’s recruitment website. The website will provide information about the search, including a place for people to submit feedback regarding the next chancellor directly to the committees.

The first forum will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at Sacramento State. The schedule for the remaining four forums is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at Cal State East Bay.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach (estimated start time pending the conclusion of the Board of Trustees meeting).
  • Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Thursday, Dec. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at Fresno State.

Board of Trustees Chairman Adam Day previously announced the appointment of trustees to a Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor to conduct the confidential national search. Jean Picker Firstenberg will chair the committee. Other trustees participating include Debra Farar (committee vice chair), Silas Abrego, Wenda Fong, Juan Garcia, Romey Sabalius and Peter Taylor. Chairman Day, Board Vice Chair Lillian Kimbell and Chancellor White will serve as ex-officio members of the committee. Additionally, Trustee Emerita Roberta Achtenberg will serve as a senior advisor to the committee.

An advisory committee, consisting of leadership from the statewide academic senate, California State Student Association, alumni council, campus presidents and staff, will also be appointed to serve in concert with the trustees’ committee.