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(October 14, 2011) – The California State University Board of Trustees will begin the search this month for a new president of California State University, Fullerton to succeed President Milton Gordon, who is retiring after serving as president of the university since 1990.

The first meeting of the search committee will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the CSUF Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A & B. This is the first and only meeting of the committee that is an open meeting.

CSU Trustee Lou Monville will chair the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President. The other trustee members of the selection committee include Henry Mendoza, Steven Glazer and William Hauck, as well as Trustee Chair Herbert L. Carter and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed.

Board policy requires the chair to appoint an advisory group to the trustees’ committee. The Advisory Committee to the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President is composed of representatives of the faculty, students and alumni, as well as a member of the campus advisory board, all of whom are selected by the campus constituent groups. Also on the advisory committee is a vice president or academic dean from the campus, and a president of another CSU campus, both selected by the chancellor. Both committees function as one group.

Members of the Advisory Committee for the Selection of the President include: F. King Alexander, president, CSU Long Beach; John W. "Jack" Bedell, chair, CSUF Academic Senate; Paul J. Carter, president, CSUF Alumni Association; Diana Guerin, CSUF professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Studies; Willie J. Hagan, CSUF vice president, Administration and Finance; Eric Niu, president, CSUF Associated Students, Inc.; Jacqueline Otis, CSUF operations analyst/specialist; Sharon Quirk-Silva, member, Fullerton City Council; Doug Simao, president, CSF Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors; Mark Hoven Stohs, CSUF professor, Department of Finance.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the role of the committee, explain the search process and confidentiality, confirm the schedule of meetings, discuss preferred attributes of the next president, review the descriptions and needs of the campus and presidential position, and discuss any other business related to the search process.

The committee will work over the next several months reviewing applications and will conduct interviews. It is expected that the new president will be selected by the CSU Board of Trustees in January.

For more information about the CSU presidential search process, see the Executive Search page.

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