CSU begins search for new chancellor to replace Reed

Carl Robinette

Chancellor Reed at a conference hosted at CSUN's Valley Performing Arts Center, 2011. File Photo

California State University Board of Directors Committee to select a new chancellor to head the CSU system will hold its first public meeting June 28.

Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced his plans for retirement last month after 14 years in the position and is expected to serve as chancellor until a replacement is found.

The selection committee, chaired by Bill Hauck,  includes Roberta Achtenberg, Bernadette Cheyne, Debra Farar, Kenneth Fong, Steven Glazer, Jillian Ruddell and board chair Bob Linscheid.

“The purpose of the meeting is to listen to CSU constituencies and hear their views about what qualities the committee should look for in the next chancellor,” said Hauck in a recent CSU press release.  “Just as importantly, the board’s responsibility is to select the very best person for the job.”

The search for the new chancellor comes at a time of chaos, as Reed and the chancellor’s office have been the target of numerous protests from faculty and students over past two years.

Student protests have largely been in response to massive tuition increases and low-enrollment caps that make finding classes they need difficult.

The board is expected to finalize the selection process sometime this fall.