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Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting

The meeting is set for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.

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.–3 p.m., 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.  

Selection committees

CSU Trustee William Hauck will chair the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President.

The other trustee members of the selection committee include:

  • CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed
  • Trustee Chair Herbert Carter
  • Linda Lang
  • Peter Mehas
  • Lou Monville

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:

  • Rollin Richmond, SDSU alumnus and president of CSU Humboldt
  • Michael Bayliss, staff member, SDSU College of Engineering
  • Mary Ruth Carleton, vice president, SDSU University Relations and Development
  • Christopher Glembotski, associate dean of graduate affairs, SDSU Graduate and Research Affairs
  • Grant A. Mack, student and president of SDSU Associated Students
  • Isidro Ortiz, faculty, Chicana/o Studies, SDSU College of Arts and Letters
  • L. Robert Payne, SDSU alumnus
  • Christopher Sickels, SDSU alumnus and chair of The Campanile Foundation
  • William B. Snavely, School of Communication director and chair of SDSU University Senate
  • Bob White, community member

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.  

More information

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

For more updates from SDSU, visit the SDSU presidential transition website.

Please note that the University Senate meeting has been moved to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, in AL-101 (normal meeting location) to accommodate interested senators and other members of the university community attending the CSU BOT meeting.