Here you can learn about the transparent and inclusive selection process, including the chancellor’s leadership profile, the diverse cross-section of stakeholders who will serve on the search committees and updates on the search as it progresses. Importantly, you can also learn how you can participate in the search for the next leader of the California State University, whether by submitting a nomination, attending an open forum (virtually or in-person) or by providing input or asking any questions you might have below.

​Leadership Profile

With input from the open forums and listening sessions, the opportunities and challenges awaiting the next chancellor of the CSU have been captured in a position description for this extraordinary role.


Committees for selection of the ​Chancellor

Two appointed committees will lead the national search for the next chancellor.


Open Forums

The Implementation Committee for the Selection of the Chancellor will host hybrid open forums at three locations across California — one each in the south, central and north — in early February 2023 (please see dates below). The open forums will provide members of the CSU community an opportunity to participate in-person or virtually to share their thoughts about the qualities and experiences needed in the next chancellor. All open forums will be live streamed.

February 7, 2023
​Chancellor's Office (Long Beach)
February 8, 2023
CSU Bakersfield
February 9, 2023
San Francisco State

Open Forum Live Stream

Open Forum Live Stream

December 5 2019 | 12:00 - 2:00pm
Fresno State, Satellite Student Union

Search Firm

The search will be assisted by SP&A Executive Search, a national woman and minority-owned firm with considerable experience in higher education executive searches.

Meet SP&A

Stakeholder Survey

Please complete this short survey to provide additional insight and perspective that will be used to inform the recruitment of the CSU's next chancellor.

For Your Input

Submit a Nomination

Do you know someone who would be an excellent leader of the 23 campuses of the CSU? If so, complete a nomination form by clicking on the button below.

Nominate a Candidate


If you have a comment regarding the search for the CSU’s next chancellor, please use the form below.




About the CSU

Created in 1960, the California State University advances its mission to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the needs of California and its residents. The CSU is the largest and most diverse four-year institution of public higher education in the country.

With 23 campuses serving approximately 460,000 students and 52,000 faculty and staff, the system is a vital economic engine for California and critical to providing the skilled workforce the state needs.

Responsibility for the CSU is vested in the 25-member Board of Trustees, which appoints the chancellor, the university’s chief executive officer. Together with the campus presidents, the chancellor and trustees develop systemwide policies.

Facts About the CSU