Special Committees

A committee of trustees has been convened to lead the national search for the next chancellor of the California State University.

Adam Day, chairman of the Board of Trustees, has appointed trustees to a Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor to conduct the confidential national search. Members of the Special Committee include:

Chairman Day, Board Vice Chair Lillian Kimbell and Chancellor Timothy White will serve as ex officio members of the committee. Additionally, Trustee Emerita Roberta Achtenberg will serve as senior advisor to the committee.​

A Stakeholder Advisory Committee will serve in concert with the trustees' Special Committee. Members of the Advisory Committee include:

  • Catherine Nelson, Ph.D., chair, Academic Senate CSU and professor, Sonoma State University (faculty representative)
  • Robert Keith Collins, Ph.D., vice chair, Academic Senate CSU and professor, San Francisco State University (faculty representative)
  • Michael D. Hendren, facilities management, California State University, Sacramento (staff representative)
  • Michael Wiafe, president, Cal State Student Association and student, San Diego State University (student representative)
  • Jeremy Addis-Mills, president-elect, CSU Alumni Council and alumnus, California State University San Marcos (alumni representative)
  • Jeffrey D. Armstrong, Ph.D., president, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (campus president representative)
  • Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D., president, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (campus president representative)​

The Special Committee and the Advisory Committee will initially work together to begin the search process by conducting a “listening tour” in November and December 2019, including campus forums across the state. The tour will inform the qualities and experiences that CSU's stakeholders seek in the next chancellor, along with their hopes and aspirations for CSU in the years ahead. This information will be used to help guide the recruitment activities over the next several months, with a goal to appoint a new chancellor in summer 2020.