Addressing the Board of Trustees

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Governor’s proclamation of a State of Emergency resulting from the threat of COVID-19, and pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 issued on March 12, 2020, and March 17, 2020, respectively, the Board of Trustees meeting will take place entirely virtually on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, and Wednesday, September 15, 2021. ​Members of the board will participate in this meeting remotely, either by telephonic or video conference means. Out of consideration for the health, safety and well-being of the members of the public and the Chancellor’s Office staff, the Dumke Auditorium will not be open to the public during the meeting, and no Trustees or staff will be present in the Auditorium. Therefore, there will be no public access to the previously noticed meeting site and no in-person public comment.

Members of the public will still have full opportunity to observe the meeting and to offer public comment as follows:

  • Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting via livestream through the Board of Trustees website.
  • ​All public comment (for all committee and plenary sessions) will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at the start of the Board of Trustees’ open sessions (scheduled to begin at approximately 11:00 a.m.).
  • Written comments may be e-mailed in advance of the meeting by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13 to trusteesecretariat@calstate.edu. To the extent possible all written comments will be distributed to members of the Board, or its appropriate committee, prior to the beginning of the Board or committee meeting.
  • Members of the public who wish to offer public comment during the meeting may do so virtually/telephonically by providing written request in advance, including their telephone number, by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13 to trusteesecretariat@calstate.edu. The request should also identify the agenda item the speaker wishes to address, or if the speaker wishes to address the full Board in the plenary session, the notice should state the subject of the intended presentation. Efforts will be made to accommodate each individual who has requested to speak.

The purpose of public comments is to provide information to the board, and not to evoke an exchange with board members. Questions that board members may have resulting from public comments will be referred to appropriate staff for response.

In fairness to all speakers who wish to speak, and to allow the committees and board to hear from as many speakers as possible, while at the same time conducting the public business of their meetings within the time available, public comment will be limited to 1 minute per speaker. Ceding, pooling or yielding remaining time to other speakers is not permitted. Speakers are requested to make the best use of the public comment opportunity and to follow the rules established.

Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the American with Disabilities Act, shall be made as follows: