Nov. 8, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 6

CSU Announces Four Finalists for Northridge Presidency

Cal State Trustees Poised to Make Final Selection at Mid-November Meeting

Four candidates to become the new president of Cal State Northridge-three university provosts and an external relations vice president-will visit the campus this week for interviews and open public forums, officials announced last week.

California State University Board of Trustees member Laurence Gould said the board is scheduled to select a new president for CSUN at its upcoming meeting, set to run from Monday to Wednesday, Nov. 15-17.

The four candidates and their campus visit days (in order of arrival) are:

During the campus visits, each candidate, as part of the search process, will have a daylong series of private meetings and interviews with different individuals and groups, including administrators, faculty and students.

For public events, each candidate also will hold a public forum on their day from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the campus Performing Arts Center. Then, the university will host a public reception for the candidate each day from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the University Club.

The Chancellor's Office news release on the candidates' selection, and photographs and biographies of the four, are online at the Chancellor's Office web site at tier2/News.shtml.

The full resumes of the candidates are available for review by members of the campus community in the president's office, the offices of all vice presidents and college deans, and the offices of Associated Students, the faculty president and the public relations office.

"The selection committee has worked very hard over the past several months to choose from many outstanding individuals," said Gould, who is chair of the selection committee. "These finalists have various experiences and areas of expertise. But all of them are well-prepared to lead CSU Northridge through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."

The search committee was organized in June, and national advertisements were placed during the summer. About 100 candidates in all were involved in the selection process.

The following are brief background summaries of the four candidates:

November 8, 1999

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