In October 2019, Chancellor Timothy P. White announced his retirement at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Here you can learn who will serve on the search committees, get information on our open forums, and follow updates on the search for the next leader of the California State University.

Position Description

Learn more about the responsibilities and experience required to be chancellor of the country’s largest, most diverse system of four-year public higher education.


Special Committees

Two appointed committees will lead the national search for the next chancellor. In November 2019 they will start by conducting a “listening tour” to guide the recruitment.


Open Forums

Tuesday, November 1212:00 - 2:00pmSacramento StateUniversity Union Ballroom
Wednesday, November 1312:00 - 2:00pm
Cal State East BayStudent Union Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday, November 20
1:00 - 3:00pmChancellor’s OfficeDumke​
Friday, November 22​12:00 - 2:00pmCal Poly PomonaStudent Services Building - Multi-purpose Room
Tuesday, December 3​12:00 - 2:00pmCSU San MarcosStudent Union Ballroom
Thursday, December 5​12:00 - 2:00pmFresno State
Satellite Student Union

Open Forum Live Stream

Open Forum Live Stream

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

Feedback & Questions

If you have a question or comment about the search for the CSU’s next chancellor, please reach out using the form below.




Submit a Nomination

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

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About the CSU

Created in 1960, the mission of the California State University is 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 more than 481,000 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, who appoint the chancellor, the university’s chief executive officer. Together with the campus presidents, the chancellor and trustees develop systemwide policies.

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