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San Diego Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting

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(Jan. 21, 2011) – The California State University Board of Trustees will begin the search next month for a new president of San Diego State University to succeed President Stephen L. Weber, who is retiring after serving as president of the university since 1996.     

The first meeting of the search committee will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center – Fowler Family Ballroom at San Diego State.  This is the first and only meeting of the committee that is an open meeting. 

CSU Trustee William Hauck will chair the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President.  The other trustee members of the selection committee include Linda Lang, Peter Mehas, Lou Monville, as well as Trustee Chair Herbert 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 are 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:  CSU Humboldt President Rollin Richmond (president), Michael Bayliss (staff), Mary Ruth Carleton (vice president), Christopher Glembotski (faculty), Grant A. Mack (student), Isidro Ortiz (faculty), L. Robert Payne (alumni), Christopher Sickels (foundation), William B. Snavely (faculty/Academic Senate), Bob White (community).    

The purpose of the initial meeting is to discuss the role of the committee, set the schedule of meetings, discuss preferred attributes of the next president, review the descriptions 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 with semi-finalists.  It is expected that the finalists will make visits to the campus in the spring with a new president expected to be selected by the CSU Board of Trustees in May. 

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

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