The Board of Trustees CSU has a policy requiring its presidents to be reviewed every three years. It is now time for the review of Dr. Jolene Koester, President of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to be conducted.
This process is intended to provide feedback to the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor about the leadership of President Koester and the current state of affairs at CSUN. It should also provide information that will further the university's progress and assist President Koester in the leadership of CSUN.
As has been the policy and practice in the past, a number of officers of the university and the chairs of its major constituencies, namely, the Academic Senate, the Alumni Association, the Associated Students, and the University Advisory Board, are being contacted for their comments with respect to specific criteria, which are cited below. A sampling of faculty, administrators/managers, staff, and community is also being invited to submit individual comments.
It is CSU policy to inform the university community of the review and to allow anyone not selected on an ex-officio or random basis to submit comments that respond to the specific criteria. The criteria are posted at www.calstate.edu/datastore/PresCriteria.shtml on the CSU website. Those wishing to submit confidential letters should keep in mind that every effort should be made to address the criteria and that neither unsigned letters nor petitions will be accepted. Please do so no later than March 9, 2006, addressed as follows:
Please keep in mind that this is intended to be a constructive process
that should benefit the presidency and the university.
Charles B. Reed