California State University, Los Angeles Presidential Research Committee to Host Open Forum
Newswise – The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees begins the search for a new president of California State University, Los Angeles to succeed William A. Covino, Ph.D., who will retire as as campus president at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
The first meeting of the committee of directors for the selection of the president will be held in a hybrid in-person/virtual open forum of the 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. at the Luckman Theater on campus. During this time, the committee will outline the search process and the community will be invited to share their favorite attributes of the next president of Cal State LA. Please note that campus and community members wishing to speak to the committee must register in advance. The the deadline to register to speak at the Open Forum is Tuesday, November 1 at noon. Confirmed registrants will receive details on how to enter.
CSU Administrator Jack B. Clarke, Jr. will chair the committee. Other council members include Larry L. Adamson, Adam Day and Jean Picker Firstenberg, as well as council chair Wenda Fong and acting CSU chancellor Jolene Koester.
The Virtual Open Forum will be webcast live and archived on the President Search website, where individuals can also contribute in writing.
Board policy requires the Chairman of the CSU Trustees to appoint an advisory committee to the Trustees Committee. The advisory committee is made up of faculty, staff, student, and alumni representatives, as well as a member of a campus advisory council, all selected by campus constituency groups. The advisory board also includes a vice president or academic dean from the campus and a president from another CSU campus, both selected by the Chancellor. The two committees operate as a unified group.
Members of the President Selection Advisory Committee include:
- Linda Margarita Greenberg, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the English Department, and Anthony Hernandez, Ph.D., Professor, Charter College of Education, Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education (faculty representatives)
- Kris Bezdecny, Ph.D., Chair, Academic Senate
- Lianne Salerno, Academic Certification Officer and Deputy Registrar (staff representative)
- Curtis Gaines and Arwa Hammad (student representatives)
- Bertha Haro (Alumni Representative)
- Omel A. Nieves (Campus Advisory Board Representative)
- Tye W. Jackson, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business and Economics (Administrative Representative)
- Victor Dominguez and Capri Maddox (community representatives)
- Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D., President, San Francisco State University
Over the next few months, the committee will review applicants and conduct interviews.
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