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San Diego State Presidential Search Committee to Hold Open Forum at Imperial Valley-Calexico Campus




The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has begun the search for a new permanent president of San Diego State University (SDSU), and the search committee will host an open forum on SDSU's Imperial Valley campus at the Calexico location.

The meeting of the Trustees' Committee for the Selection of the President will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the South Wing of the Library at the Calexico location. Approximately 1,000 students are enrolled at the Imperial Valley campus' two locations in Calexico and Brawley.

Participating members of the Trustees' Committee include Adam Day (vice chair of the Board of Trustees and search committee chair), Hugo Morales and CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.

Members of the advisory committee who will be on hand include:
• Marcie Bober-Michel, Ph.D., chair, SDSU University Senate
• Donna Conaty, associate dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
• Stephen Welter, Ph.D., vice president of research and graduate dean, SDSU
• Margaret Iwanaga Penrose, community member

The purpose of the meeting in an open forum is to: review the role of the committee, receive comments and input from the public and campus community, explain the search process and confidentiality, confirm the schedule of meetings, discuss preferred attributes of the next president, review the descriptions and needs of the campus and presidential position, and discuss any other business related to the search process.

Please review the announcement for the complete list of CSU Trustees and SDSU campus community members appointed to the search committee. The full committee previously convened at SDSU on Sept. 25, and over the next several months, the committee will review applications and conduct interviews. Those interested in submitting feedback about the criteria and qualities to consider for the next president can do so on the SDSU Presidential Transition website.

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