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The California State University Board of Trustees is launching a nationwide search for the next president of Cal State LA.

Following CSU policy, the Chair of the CSU Trustees, Wenda Fong, has appointed a Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President. An Advisory Committee to the Trustees' Committee is composed of representatives from the faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as a member of a campus advisory board, all of whom are selected by the campus' constituency groups per their selection criteria. Also on the Advisory Committee is a vice president or academic dean from the campus, and a president of another CSU campus—both selected by the chancellor in consultation with the Board Chair. Both committees function as one unified group in the search process.

On this page:

Search Resources
Open Forum
Stakeholder Survey
Questions, Comments, and Nominations
Search Committee



Presidential Search Open Forum

Members of the campus and surrounding communities participated in a hybrid open forum with the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President in person and virtually via live stream on Wednesday, November 2 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Luckman Theatre. The purpose of the open forum was for the Committee to hear about the qualities and experiences needed by the next president of Cal State LA. Viewers also learned more about the process of the presidential search. This is the only presidential committee meeting that will be open to the public.


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Stakeholder Survey

Share your input to help craft the presidential leadership profile and advertisement that will be used to attract the most appealing candidates in the market.


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Questions, Comments, and Nominations

To submit your questions, comments, and nominations, please email [email protected].


Search Committee Members

Name Title
Jolene Koester Interim Chancellor
Wenda Fong Chair, Board of Trustees
Jack B. Clarke, Jr. Trustee and Chair, Search Committee
Larry L. Adamson Trustee
Jean Picker Firstenberg Trustee
Lynn Mahoney San Francisco State, President Representative
Tye W. Jackson Dean, College of Business and Economics, Administration Representative
Kris Bezdecny Chair, Academic Senate
Linda Margarita Greenberg Faculty Representative
Anthony Hernandez Faculty Representative
Lianne Salerno Staff Representative
Curtis Gaines Student Representative
Arwa Hammad Student Representative
Bertha Haro Alumni Representative
Omel A. Nieves Foundation Board Representative
Victor Dominguez Community Representative
Capri Maddox Community Representative


Open Forum

The search will launch with a Presidential Search Open Forum hosted by the interim chancellor and the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President. The open forum will be held Nov. 2 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on campus at the Luckman Theatre. The forum will provide our campus community and others with an opportunity to share their thoughts about the qualities and experiences needed by the next president of Cal State LA.


Questions and Nominations

To submit your questions or nominations, please email [email protected]