Sacramento State president search begins

The search for Sacramento State’s next president begins Dec. 3 with a public meeting of the trustee selection committee in the campus’ University Ballroom.

California State University, Sacramento President Alexander Gonzalez, 69, announced in August that he will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. He plans to remain on faculty teaching either education or psychology.

The committee is made up of CSU trustees Steven Glazer, Rebecca Eisen, Margaret Fortune, Lupe Garcia and Lou Monville, as well as CSU Chancellor Timothy White, according to the Chancellor’s Office.

The meeting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 will include an explanation of the search process and the role of the committee, as well as the schedule for the search. A public forum will be held at the meeting to determine the characteristics the community would like to see in a president.

An advisory committee of faculty, students, alumni and the campus community also will give input on selecting finalists, though trustees will make the final decision. Among the advisory committee members: CSUS Faculty Senate Chair H. Reza Peigahi, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Pat Fong Kushida and Sacramento Bee Publisher and President Cheryl Dell.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted over the next several months, according to the Chancellor’s Office.

Call The Bee’s Diana Lambert, (916) 321-1090. Follow her on Twitter @dianalambert.