CSU looks to students to find new chancellor


Former Fresno State president and California State University chancellor Joseph Castro at the 2019 Fall Assembly on Aug. 19 in the Satellite Student Union. (Larry Valenzuela/The Collegian)

By Manuel Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief

It’s been almost a year since former California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro resigned after news broke of his mishandling of sexual harassment cases. Jolene Koester has been serving as interim chancellor since.

But now, CSU is searching for the next systemwide chancellor and is seeking input from the CSU community, including students. Chancellor Search Forums are going to be held in early February and students are encouraged to participate to share their voice.

The Implementation Committee for the Selection of the Chancellor will host hybrid open forums at three locations across California:

  • California State University, Bakersfield at Doré Theatre.
  • CSU Chancellor’s Office at Dumke Auditorium in Long Beach.
  • San Francisco State University at McKenna Theatre.

All forums are hybrid, so students can participate virtually, and it will also be livestreamed on the CSU website. Students or community members who wish to provide comments virtually must register in advance and each forum has a unique registration link.

Registration is not needed to attend in person or to observe virtually.

The first forum is on Feb. 7 at the chancellor’s office from noon to 2 p.m. Students can also provide a virtual comment for that meeting here.

Below is the schedule and registration link to comment virtually for the following forums: