The first meeting of a committee of California State University trustees that will search for a new president of San Diego State will meet about a month from Thursday.The CSU said the committee, chaired by San Diego-area Trustee Adam Day, will convene Sept. 25 to begin the hunt for a successor to Elliot Hirshman. He left at the end of the last school year to become president of Stevenson College in Maryland.
Longtime SDSU executive Sally Roush came out of retirement to take his place in an interim role.
The committee will include trustees Silas Abrego, Lillian Kimbell, Hugo Morales and Rebecca Eisen, plus CSU Chancellor Timothy White.
An advisory group that will be part of the committee will include former Mayor Jerry Sanders, Associated Students President Chimezie Ebiriekwe, and Margaret Iwanaga-Penrose, president and CEO of the nonprofit Union of Pan Asian Communities. Faculty members and other SDSU officials are also included.
The trustees and advisory members will work as one unified group, according to the CSU.
At the meeting, they will review the role of the committee, receive comments and input from the public, explain the search process and confidentiality, confirm a schedule of meetings, discuss preferred attributes of the next president, go over the descriptions and needs of the campus and presidential position, and discuss any other business related to the search process, university officials said.
The committee will review applications and conduct interviews over the following several months.
— City News Service
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